NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of Benefitfocus, Inc. (Nasdaq:BNFT), a leading provider of cloud–based benefits software solutions, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=21023 http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=21024 The BENEFITFOCUS® Platform provides an integrated suite of solutions that enables our customers (which are employers and insurance carriers) to more efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. The Benefitfocus Platform has served more than 20 million consumers. The cloud-based Benefitfocus Platform has a user-friendly interface designed to enable insured individuals and their dependents (referred to as consumers or members) to access all of their benefits in one place, including core medical, dental and a variety of voluntary benefits plans as well as wellness programs. "Benefitfocus has designed its platform to offer customers a comprehensive benefits administration solution," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "NASDAQ congratulates Benefitfocus on their initial public offering, and we look forward to our partnership with Benefitfocus and its shareholders in the years to come."