About Us

With BerniePortal, you'll have a team of dedicated experts who can't wait to work with you.

A product many years in the making...

BerniePortal solves employers’ transactional HR challenges with software, and their strategic benefits challenges with the help of a trusted advisor.

We launched the BerniePortal platform in 2008, but our story begins with our sister company, brokerage Bernard Health. Based in Nashville, our team had seen first-hand the challenges small and medium-sized employers face.

Transactional challenges, like payroll and on boarding, are best solved with software. But with healthcare, software alone won’t give you optimal results, and an experienced advisor provides immense value.

BerniePortal is based on this insight. Our aim is to give employers the best of both worlds, and to give brokers the tools they need to yield optimal outcomes for their clients.

Alex Tolbert signature, BerniePortal founder


BerniePortal 1.0 launched in Nashville, TN


Users in all 50 states


Team members located across the US

Your Broker

BerniePortal knows how valuable local insurance expertise is to employers, which is why we license our software to agencies all over the country. 

Client Success

Work closely with a BerniePortal team member to take advantage of the full range of our HR functionality. 

Integration Analyst

This BerniePortal team member will ensure integrations among BerniePortal, payroll, and insurance carriers are running smoothly. 

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Making Headlines

Why brokers need their own benefits admin platform

October 07, 2016

A benefits administration platform can help with that hassle, but only if it is done right, Alex Tolbert, founder of BerniePortal, said last week at EBA’s Workplace Benefits Summit in Nashville, Tenn.

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Limelight Health technology chosen as health insurance quoting platform for BerniePortal, online HR software company

July 21, 2016

Limelight Health, provider of enterprise technology for the employee benefits industry, today announced that it will partner with BerniePortal, an all-in-one software platform to manage HR and benefits.

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Benchmark Realty, Bernard Health, Centerstone, Frist Center, Tennessee Chamber announce updates

July 1, 2016

Nashville-based Bernard Health recently recognized 10 years of operations.

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How a Nashville firm is responding to the fall of a Silicon Valley unicorn

February 29, 2016

The highly publicized troubles of San Francisco human resources technology startup Zenefits is a sign of business opportunities to come for BerniePortal.

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HR and benefits are moving online: can you handle this?

January / February 2016

If more than 50% of employers go online with benefits and HR in the next five years, it follows that more than 50% of your book of business will go online, too.

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How payroll giant ADP's fight with a startup opened a door for Nashville's Bernard Health

July 15, 2015

The fight between publicly traded payroll giant ADP and human resources startup Zenefits has been billed – by Zenefits, at least – as a David and Goliath struggle between a legacy industry leader and a scrappy upstart.

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