The WORKTERRA Pack Grows With the Addition of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — WORKTERRA is pleased to announce the addition of Guide Dogs for the Blind to its client base. Looking for an online enrollment application that holds the same focus on trust and reliability as they use to train their service dogs, Guide Dogs for the Blind quickly chose WORKTERRA as their application of choice.

WORKTERRA’s user-friendly interface has been designed with the customer in mind. Employees are provided guidance through various decision support tools to help ensure understanding of their comprehensive benefits program. From a plan comparison tool, paycheck modeling, pop-up messaging, benefit descriptions, employee handbooks and the customizable “Learn About” section, WORKTERRA can do it all.

“Benefits enrollment can be an overwhelming and daunting task for many employees. Our commitment to usability has allowed us to create an application that makes it easy for all users to navigate. We are very pleased to bring Guide Dogs for the Blind on board.” – David Rhodes, President and CEO of WORKTERRA

WORKTERRA is penetration tested at least once per year at both the network and application levels. The test is conducted by a third-party and the results are made available to our clients. Both web and mobile applications are tested to ensure the highest level of security. WORKTERRA is SSAE16 certified and servers are housed in an SSAE16 certified, Tier 1 colocation facility.

About Guide Dogs for the Blind: Guide Dogs for the Blind is more than an industry-leading Guide Dog school; we are a passionate community that serves the visually impaired. With exceptional client services and a robust network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision. All of our services are provided free of charge; we receive no government funding. GDB is headquartered in San Rafael, California, with a second campus in Boring, Oregon. More than 12,500 teams have graduated since our founding in 1942, and there are approximately 2,100 active teams in the field. For more information, visit

About EBS – WORKTERRA: Founded in 1987, Employee Benefit Specialists, Inc. (EBS) provides state-of-the-art online enrollment and benefit administration services. In 2005, EBS used its considerable experience in benefits administration and technology knowledge to create its proprietary WORKTERRA™ online eligibility system. WORKTERRA is a HIPAA compliant, SAS70 certified, cloud based platform that utilizes the latest technology to bring together all functions of benefits administration into one application. Our proprietary, flexible approach supports automated integration to carriers and payroll systems, which creates a single key, paperless environment for our clients. It allows clients to manage their human resource functions more smoothly in an easy-to-use, technologically forward system.

For more information about EBS and WORKTERRA, please visit us at

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Jennifer Gibson


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