Our Story

STEELE BENEFIT SERVICES is a benefits engagement, enrollment, and administration company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The company has been in business for decades, and helps companies with employees throughout United States.  We connect employees with the benefits they need to live prosperous lives.  When employees understand the benefits offered by their company, employees tend to be more loyal and productive.

Unwavering Purpose

For 20 years, the employee has been at the center of Steele's services.  Our aim is to help America’s workforce and their families lead prosperous lives.  Prosperity requires financial health, physical health, and mental health. At Steele, we understand that all three are important.

Who We Are

In the 1960's, the Steele family had 5 brothers sleeping sideways on one bed, walking miles to school in the snow, uphills both ways.  Hard work and the Steele values have served the family well since then, and Steele Benefit Services is owned by three members of the Steele family.

The Steele family is a family of entrepreneurs, and has formed at least nine different businesses over the past two generations. Behind Steele is a set of core values, and still today we identify, hire, review, and promote the people with shared common values.  Among those values: 1) a commitment to be helpful, 2) acting with responsiveness, 3) exhibiting teamwork, 4) earning trust, and 5) being our genuine selves.

How We're Different

Employers have many options who to work with, but there are certain things that make Steele a unique fit.  Those things include:

  • An intersection of technology and people.  Some companies execute benefit enrollments using great technology.  Other companies use people for great group and 1x1 benefits meetings.  With Steele, you get both.
  • Experience with the complex.  Steele has experience with employers with multiple unions, location specific eligibility, multiple classes of benefits eligibility and contributions, multiple payroll calendars, hundreds of locations, dozens of states, and multiple different EIN's.
  • Simple & easy to do business with. We have a flat corporate structure and our employees are doers. It’s not uncommon for our Clients to have direct access to department directors, or even our CEO.

Our Promise

We guarantee satisfaction with our service.  In the event you’re not satisfied and wish to cancel service, we will allow you to terminate your service with Steele with 90 days notice, and we’ll provide you the data you need to transition to your next provider.

Steele Testamonials from Wes Steele on Vimeo.

Technology

Selerix benefit administration software configuration and support.

ACA Services

Affordable Care Act reporting and filing  services.

Enrollment

Enrollment support by call center and/or on-site support.

Engagement

SMS (text) messaging, quizzes, surveys, e-mail, posters, and/or video.

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Recent Articles

IBJ Names Steele One of the 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the Indianapolis Area – What’s Next?

By Wes Steele | July 26, 2020

In Steele’s 20th year in business, IBJ has named Steele one of the 25 fastest growing companies in the Indianapolis area. “This is a team honor,” CEO Wes Steele said “we’re fortunate to have talented team members up-and-down the organization that contributed to earning this recognition.” The IBJ article, which can be found here, highlights…

6 Ways to Engage Employees

By Wes Steele | June 18, 2020

6 Ways to Engage Employees Wes Steele June 18,2020 Remember the stone age?  I’m talking about the decade of the 1990’s.  Did you know Google wasn’t even founded until 1998? The future of employee engagement is here.  Employers have wifi, and employees have smart phones.  So, why aren’t employers doing more to communicate with employees…

Insurance Employees Need in the new COVID-19 World

By Zach Steele | May 13, 2020

Insurance Employees Need in the new COVID-19 World As fears about the rapid spread of COVID-19 shake our lives we are making changes to our daily routines to protect ourselves. New practices such as wearing face masks, social distancing, increased hand washing and using sanitizer help us to reduce the chance of contracting and spreading…

Steele Announces Virtual Enrollment Plans for Remainder of 2020

By Wes Steele | May 11, 2020

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COMMUNICATION COMPANY STEELE BENEFIT SERVICES ANNOUNCES THAT ALL EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ENROLLMENT WILL BE VIRTUAL FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2020 Steele is a professional services company specializing in employee benefits enrollment   [INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, May 11, 2020]  Steele Benefit Services (Steele) is announcing that effective immediately all employee benefits enrollment will be virtual for…

Feminine Products & OTC Drugs are Now Considered Qualified HSA & FSA Expenses

By Katy Esser | May 6, 2020

Swimsuit shopping, oof! Is swimsuit shopping anyone’s “thing?” As a fair-skinned mid-western that loves SPF50, health savings accounts (HSAs), cold beer and tacos, I speak with conviction when I say shopping for beachwear is not my favorite. So, imagine this Hoosier’s surprise when a day of swimsuit shopping turned into the best retail day ever!…

COVID-19 Response

By madwire | April 29, 2020

Open Enrollment After COVID-19 from Wes Steele on Vimeo.

5 Open Enrollment Ideas for 2020

By madwire | April 15, 2020

5 Open Enrollment Ideas for 2020 This year, in a world dominated by COVID-19 headlines, the way so many Americans do their work has changed. Will the new Zoom culture going away with an eradication of the coronavirus? Will your teams hang up Microsoft Teams when they get back to the office? It’s too early to say. Indications…

Open Enrollment is Over. Now What?

By madwire | April 14, 2020

For many organizations, the end of the fourth quarter marks the close of benefit enrollment season. Congratulations, you survived.  But as you know, you aren’t done just yet. The new year brings new tasks and challenges for human resources. In this article, we will explore how benefit administration systems are taking away the pain of…

Why Benefit Software is Trending

By madwire | April 14, 2020

In the year 2004, most companies enrolled health insurance open enrollments on paper. At the time, that made sense! What Changed? First, there were not a lot of employee benefit systems that executed online enrollment well. That has now changed.  There are many good systems for employers to choose from. Second, systems were expensive to purchase…

What I Learned at Steele Challenge Day

By madwire | April 14, 2020

We had an internal team building exercise called Steele Challenge Day. We broke the company into two teams and had an internal competition. When we started the challenge, I thought there was going to be a winning team and a losing team. What I didn’t realize is that the Company was going to be the…

What Our Clients Have to Say

Perfect!!!! You have saved me so much time!

- Megan Bell, Chief Financial Officer, New Castle School Corporation

Thank you! You do not know how much of a relief this was to not have to do this filing! You all are awesome.

- Dana Ochs, Payroll Officer, Jennings County Schools

Thank you, for all your help with this. This was a major help for me that you completed it. I am so very thankful you were able to complete this for Paoli Community School Corp! 

- Cindy Eubank, Deputy Treasurer, Paoli Community School Corporation

Mike – you the man – thanks for both the great work and getting permission to share the satisfaction!

We love the system and all it can do.  We love the quick response for Mike and Melissa on everything we need.  I wish all of our vendors were as thorough as Steele!

- Jill Britt, Director of Human Resources, Franklin Township Community Schools