HealthJoy Co-Founder Named to “40 Under 40”

HealthJoy Co-Founder Named to “40 Under 40”

HealthJoy’s Co-founder and CEO Justin Holland was recognized as one of the year’s top Chicago business leaders. Justin was named to Crain’s Chicago’s “40 Under 40,” an annual list of the city’s brightest business minds.

The “40 Under 40” shortlist was handpicked to reflect the diversity of Chicago’s business community and highlight the accomplishments and contributions of its leaders. Over its storied 30-year history, Crain’s Chicago has singled out leaders like President Barack Obama, Oprah, Chance the Rapper, and Chef Stephanie Izard.

“I’m honored to have been selected for the “40 Under 40,” especially given the incredible accomplishments of the other winners,” Justin said. “HealthJoy’s impressive benefits experience platform is changing the conversation around employee healthcare and benefits. We are making a huge difference in lowering healthcare costs while keeping things simple. This award is purely a reflection of the entire team’s accomplishment.”

Justin, a graduate of MIT, is a serial entrepreneur who had three major exits before founding HealthJoy. Prior to starting HealthJoy, Justin founded OpenInstall, which was sold to AVG; and FreeCause, which was sold to Rakuten.

In the Crain’s profile, Justin highlighted how refreshing it is to build a company that will succeed because of its ability to change lives.

“It’s different being able to come into work every day and, ultimately, our company’s future and growth depends on how much we help people. That’s an easy thing to get behind,” Justin said.

Read Justin’s full profile and learn about his fellow honorees on Crain’s Chicago Business.

Looking to 2020 growth

HealthJoy is a first-of-its-kind benefits experience platform helping companies save money while improving employee satisfaction. Through personalized guidance and AI technology, we empower employees to better use and understand their benefits.

HealthJoy keeps employees engaged and educated year-round, meaning fewer questions for HR and a better employee benefits experience. JOY even handles personalized engagement campaigns to keep benefits top-of-mind. Using transparent pricing in every recommendation, HealthJoy is empowering employees to become healthcare shoppers and fundamentally changing the dynamics of healthcare.

HealthJoy grew 600% in 2018 and doubled its headcount in 2019. With more than 200 employees spread across five offices, we expect to continue our trend of exponential growth in the coming year. Key departments including sales, engineering, and customer success will be a hiring focus over the next year.

Want to join our team? Check our list of open positions and learn more about HealthJoy’s company culture here.

HealthJoy Wins Best Tech Startup Award

HealthJoy Wins Best Tech Startup Award

We’re thrilled to reveal that HealthJoy was awarded the title of 2019 Best Tech Startup at Tech in Motion’s annual Timmy Awards ceremony. HealthJoy beat out its Chicago competitors to clinch the “Community Favorite” award, securing its status as the top place for tech professionals to work in Chicago.

Tech in Motion’s Timmy Awards recognizes incredible tech workplaces in ten cities across North America. We’ve strived to create a truly special workplace, but it’s nice to be recognized— especially since the Timmy title places HealthJoy among the ranks of previous winners like Audible,, Venmo, TripAdvisor, SAP, Salesforce, Casper and Asana.

“Through the Timmy Awards, we’re thrilled to recognize the startups cultivating innovation not just through their product or service, but in their everyday work environment and culture,” said Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Motion Recruitment, creator of Tech in Motion.

Striking that balance at HealthJoy was no mean feat in 2019, as we more than doubled our Chicago office with 50 new hires. We expect to welcome even more new teammates in 2020.

Our President and Co-founder, Doug Morse-Schindler, said maintaining an award-winning company culture amid such rapid expansion meant prioritizing our mission and values. Doug thanked the HealthJoy team and said he wasn’t surprised to see us winning big.

“HealthJoy’s company culture is outstanding because of our people. We share a set of common values and a deep sense of purpose,” Doug said. “I’m delighted to see the Chicago tech community recognize that with a Timmy Award.”

As a mission-driven, talented group, we’re motivated to take our product to the next level. We’re changing the employee benefits space by creating a centralized benefits platform that’s driven by AI technology and backed by live, personalized guidance. HealthJoy empowers employees to make the most of their benefits, meaning our clients see higher employee satisfaction, simplified cost containment, and fewer questions for HR.

That’s an incredibly motivating mission. Like most of you, we’re also motivated by a workplace stocked with on-tap nitro cold brew, company happy hours, High Five Fridays, and office dogs. Sound like fun? Good, because we’re hiring! Find out more on our careers page.