Who We Are

Pursuing a Vision

We stand out in this challenging industry because of our beliefs and our values. What we do is about more than employee benefits to us. It’s about the people whose lives we touch, every single day.

We are Trailblazers

As a pioneer in the industry, we’ve developed innovative methods to contain costs without cutting health services. Transparency with quality and cost data is one of our key strategies. We value and promote transparency because it allows consumers to enjoy the best possible outcomes, while managing their out-of-pocket costs.

It also allows organizations to provide a better benefits experience, without sacrificing fiscal health. Transparency is one of the ways we advocate for every stakeholder in our plans.

We are Frontrunners

Because we value innovation, we are champions of technology. We stay on the leading edge of the latest tech developments, so we can harness the power of technology in our mission to improve lives.

Whether it’s automating claims processing to allow for more flexible plan design or using big data to track healthcare utilization trends, we’re on board. Analytics and data reporting form the foundation of what we do.

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The people
behind our solutions

Once you partner with us, you have a dedicated crew of EBMS specialists supporting you, including claims negotiators, informatics strategists, case managers, and account management strategists—to name just a few.

We employ people for key positions that other companies outsource. That means every person on our team shares our core values and our focus on excellence and innovation.

A legacy of giving back

EBMS has strong ties to the community in which the company was founded—Billings, Montana. We’ve done well here and we feel strongly about supporting the community that supported us.

That’s why we lend a helping hand, through donations and volunteerism, to organizations that improve lives and work to make a difference.

See how we give back

EBMS legacy of giving back to community Patrice Elliott

Our Story

Founders Rick and Nicki Larson broke new ground in 1980 when they founded EBMS as Montana’s first third-party administrator (TPA).

Their first client was a Billings-based manufacturing firm, for which they designed a self-funded health plan. That company remains a loyal customer to this day, providing a strong testimony to the stellar services provided by EBMS—and to our ability to keep pace with an unpredictable industry. EBMS has continued to innovate over three decades, pioneering new approaches to cost containment, improved access to care, and outstanding customer service.

Learn more about our leadership team

EBMS founders Nicki and Rick Larson