Forte Benefits

#2 Best Company to Work For - Small Companies

What they do: Designs, implements and manages group benefit plans and related human resources

Employees: 19

What employees love: Empowering environment; professional development opportunities; monthly lunches and quarterly team-building exercises; 15 days paid time off after one year; outings to Texas Rangers games, cooking classes and Topgolf; bonuses; company pays 100 percent of health premiums and 100 percent of employee long-term care insurance; flexible hours; one-hour-long massage per month.

Cool benefits: Flexible hours. One of the first things you notice in visiting Forte's offices is that employees don't arrive all at once to start the day; they trickle in. And there's no clock to punch. "We have single moms who work here," partner Jeff Farmer says. "We're all at different stages; we all have different needs at home." Forte  also designs benefit plans, so it’s no surprise the company has a strong benefits package, including 100 percent of long-term premium care, an unusual benefit. “LTC is one of the most important coverages that someone can have,” Tabitha Biery, the company’s operations director, says. “LTC is best purchased while you’re young and healthy, and we wanted to provide this care in addition to long-term disability should the need arise.”

“Forte Benefits isn’t just comprised of employees, rather a family who loves and respects one another. Built on a foundation of integrity and commitment to supporting each other, Forte’s culture is evident from the inside out. Our partners have worked hard over the years to create an environment where teamwork truly does make the dream work, and it shows in our customer service and service model deliverability. At the end of the day, Forte is committed to its family through a supportive culture and friendly office environment, which in turn allows the team to work comfortably, productively and efficiently.”

- Tabitha Biery, Director of Operations