The Standard Announces Partnership With ErgoGenesis

New Collaboration Provides Customized Ergonomic Solutions Boosting Employee Productivity

PORTLAND, Ore. — Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) today announced a new partnership with ErgoGenesis to provide ergonomic, customized seating options with BodyBilt chairs. The partnership reflects The Standard’s proactive, whole-person approach to disability management that centers on solutions to help employees stay at work or return sooner.

“We believe in benefits that work together, and we’re excited about this collaboration between ErgoGenesis and The Standard because it’s the result of listening to our clients’ challenges and then tailoring solutions to meet their needs,” says Brenda Smith, director of The Standard’s Workplace Possibilities Program. “ErgoGenesis’s speed of service and commitment to customization is unparalleled in the industry, and we know the BodyBilt product will help us provide critical solutions for clients and their employees.”

Looking at the range of factors that can delay an employee’s recovery from a physical or behavioral condition, The Standard crafts a plan to help the individual return to work quickly and safely. Consultants can integrate into an organization’s culture and make a personal connection with employees, coordinating available benefits, such as ErgoGenesis’s ergonomic BodyBilt chairs.

“We prioritize serving individuals and their unique needs,” says Todd Meier, Disability and Productivity consultant with The Standard’s Workplace Possibilities Program. “We believe everyone deserves to live and work with confidence and our shared values with ErgoGenesis make them a natural fit to offer this new benefit to our clients.”

ErgoGenesis’ commitment to a comprehensive understanding of an employee’s workspace objectives and its multifaceted approach — from an individual’s physical make-up to a unique work environment — will help provide The Standard’s clients more comfort with higher productivity. For more than 30 years, ErgoGenesis has used ergonomic studies and advancements to evolve and innovate products for use in office, home, laboratory, industrial settings or wherever there exists a need for comfortable, ergonomically designed seating. The company’s extensive national reach allows ease of access to these products in addition to responsive maintenance for all employers who opt into the benefit.

“Our mission is to absolve any worries, delays, stressors or inconveniences in designing the right chair solutions to each individual, and we are proud to be able to offer that same high-touch service to The Standard’s clients,” says Bernie Lynch, president of ErgoGenesis.

“ErgoGenesis’ product BodyBilt has the fitting capabilities that can accommodate people with special requirements and physical specifications with completely customizable solutions, making their chairs an invaluable benefit to employers,” says Meier. “This is quite possibly the most diverse workforce we’ve ever seen and it’s more important than ever to help our clients create an environment where everyone can achieve their best work.”

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About The Standard

The Standard is a family of businesses dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services for groups and individuals. Products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.

About ErgoGenesis

Headquartered in Navasota, Texas, and a portfolio company of Houston-based Freestone Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, ErgoGenesis, the manufacturer of BodyBilt ergonomic office seating, tools and workspaces, is dedicated to producing ergonomically correct solutions that provide comfort resulting in increased productivity. The company’s national sales force markets BodyBilt products to companies of all sizes, government entities, educational institutions, health care facilities, emergency call centers and individuals throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit



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