Solstice Receives Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Award for Being a Leading U.S. Job Creator

November 01, 2013 - Plantation, FL

South Florida-based Solstice Benefits is featured—for the second consecutive year—in the Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. Solstice is among the 437 private growth companies that are honorees, leading the way in creating more American jobs. The company added 45 new jobs from Jan. 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, placing it No. 5 in the Top 100 Insurance Companies.

“We are thrilled to be recognized once again by Inc. magazine as a top job creator,” said Solstice COO Carlos Ferrera. “With our company’s meteoric growth, we’re fortunate to be able to add employees to the Solstice family. Our employees have always been the key ingredient to our success. I look forward to continuing Solstice’s expansion in the coming years.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that only 222,000 full-time jobs were added in 2012. Compare those numbers to the honorees of Inc. magazine’s Hire Power Awards, who created 69,182 jobs between Jan. 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. These companies and others just like Solstice could hold the key to restoring America’s economic vitality.
“For the second year in a row, we are pleased to recognize the employers who are putting Americans back to work for a second time,” says Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. “The Hire Power Awards are the only awards that single out job creators. We think it’s fitting to pay tribute to company founders not just for their business prowess but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy.”

An award ceremony, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will take place Nov. 12, 2013 in San Francisco. 

The Inc. Hire Power Award is for U.S.-based, private companies (both for profit and non-profit). Companies must have been founded in 2011 or earlier and have employed at least 10 full-time U.S.-based employees as of Dec. 31, 2012. Companies must complete the Employee Verification Report. Top award finalists may also be asked to provide their 2012 EEO Employer Information Report.

Award categories include most jobs created in the U.S., most jobs created by state, most jobs created by industry and highest employee growth percentage. Companies featured in Inc.’s Nov. issue represent the top tier winners for the Higher Power Award and a complete list of the winners can be found on

About  Inc.
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About Solstice
Solstice is a privately held Florida corporation based in Plantation, Fla. Solstice administers and markets dental, vision, pharmaceutical, life and short- and long-term disability benefits plans. Solstice and its subsidiaries also offer Third Party Administration (TPA) services in the Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia markets—and are expanding nationwide. It was named one of “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For” for the third consecutive year by Florida Trend and ranked No. 5 in the Insurance Industry on Inc. magazine’s 2012 “America’s Fastest Growing Companies” list. Recently, the company was awarded accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), indicating dedication to quality and excellence in business practices. For information on Solstice, contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit

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