Government Employees' Benefit Association

Government Employees' Benefit Association (GEBA) is a nonprofit, member-owned employee benefit association dedicated to serving the federal employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of State, FBI, military and contractors assigned to NSA-W.

Sitefinity was utilized in the development of this site.

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Government Employees' Benefit Association (GEBA) offers outstanding insurance and investment products from financially strong and highly reputable companies. Their licensed consultants integrate their expertise in insurance and investment products with their knowledge of federal benefit programs to provide personalized recommendations for GEBA customers and their families. 

GEBA sought a web development firm to design and develop a new website that would accomplish the following goals: promote their brand; showcase their products and services; provide secure online applications and member services; and serve as a source of information and tools for current and prospective members. 

The original GEBA site was using the outdated DotNetNuke (DNN) content management system (CMS), and it was characterized by an outdated design and lack of interactive online functionality. All insurance applications on the original site were handled via static PDFs that customers needed to fill out and mail or deliver in person.

 

The Solution

Hodgson proposed a full redesign of the GEBA website (www.geba.com), including an overhaul of the dated look and feel of their site and implementation of a modern system that would replace DotNetNuke. We recommended Sitefinity, because it is affordable and because it includes the security features and extensibility of the Microsoft .NET platform.

After we worked through the strategy phase of the project with GEBA staff, our creative team mocked up several design options that were refined into a final, approved version. Our front end developers and Sitefinity developers worked together to build a working website that could be launched in time for GEBA’s midyear open enrollment period. 

An important component of the project was the creation of new online applications, which were custom developed by Hodgson to ensure secure transmission of sensitive customer information over the internet. Hodgson continues to maintain and enhance the GEBA website in the context of a Webmaster Services contract, and our development team is currently building additional online applications to help GEBA better serve their members.