Motion Connected Provides Technology Platform to EBS, Employee Benefit Solutions’ 2019 Client Activity Challenge



Newton, MA. (September 3, 2019) — EBS Insurance Brokers, in Newton, Massachusetts and Springfield, Massachusetts, will use Motion Connected’s technology platform for their 2019 Client Activity Challenge, which encourages employees to improve their health with wellness-related activities.

Twenty-four of EBS’ clients will compete in this year’s Challenge, which is free for clients to participate and runs for six weeks this Fall. Teams of employees will be challenged to collectively accumulate, on average, at least 5,000 walking steps per day. Both companies and individuals who stand out in performance and effort are recognized and will win wellness-related prizes.

A 2019 sponsor of the annual Challenge, Motion Connected is on a mission to bring affordable and effective wellness programs to employers of all sizes through wellness activity tracking solutions.

“We are excited to be the technology platform working with EBS this year. They have given us the opportunity to engage more workforces in physical activity, which has a proven, positive impact on overall health and wellbeing,” says Sarah Dworak, Business Development Manager at Motion Connected.

Levels of physical activity inadequate to meet current guidelines are associated with a significant financial burden for the U.S. health care system.  69 percent of healthcare costs are heavily influenced by employee behaviors. 11 percent of healthcare costs are due to lack of physical activity alone. Regular physical activity is an easy solution to cutting healthcare costs while improving overall mental health. EBS understands that a lack of financial resources and time to plan wellness programs is a major issue for employers, so they have made it their mission to proactive source and stand up new, innovative programs that challenge employers to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, inside and outside of the workplace.

 “We want to support our clients on their journey to optimal health and have fun along the way,” says EBS Director, Population Health Strategy and Well-being, Valeria Tivnan. “We chose Motion Connected because of their user-friendly and engaging platform. In addition, they have an outstanding customer service team. “

Other sponsors and contributors of EBS’ Client Activity Challenge have included reputable brands who have made wellness their mission, including Walking Spree, Wellness Workdays, Ompractice and Mindario.

For more information about this release, contact Valeria Tivnan at 617-658-7129 or 

About EBS

EBS is a full-service employee benefits brokerage firm that offers Health & Welfare Plan Administration, International Benefits, Financial Services and Executive Benefits to organizations both small and large throughout New England and beyond. Based in Newton, MA, EBS has grown to 25 employees devoted to client service and support, including in-house subject matter experts in the areas of corporate wellness, compliance, and HR technology. EBS is a founding member of United Benefit Advisors (UBA), an association of over 130 of the nation’s premier independent benefit advisory firms that share wisdom, seasoned experience, innovative technologies, and strategic partnerships, allowing for a national presence for each of the participating partner firms.


About Motion Connected LLC

Motion Connected LLC was founded in 2008 with the focus on creating healthier populations for organizations using innovative technology solutions, including custom employee wellness platforms, employee benefit communication programs, clinical data aggregation services, medial claims data analytics, and an online consumer wearables store.