Press release

WEX’s Health Division Presents Momentum

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WEX, a leading financial technology service provider, will today welcome partners of WEX’s Health division to WEX Momentum, a series of complimentary virtual learning and networking events.

Momentum, an innovative virtual learning and engagement platform, will bring industry leaders, partners, and WEX experts and executives together through the remainder of 2020 to learn about the right solutions to simplify the business of healthcare. Melissa Smith, chair and CEO of WEX, and Robert Deshaies, president, Health, WEX, will kick off the first Momentum event.

Along with Smith and Deshaies, Chris Byrd and Jeff Bakke of WEX’s Health division will address the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created as well as the opportunities that lie ahead for the employee benefits industry. Additionally, leading partners will share their insights and key lessons learned via a panel discussion moderated by Whitney Johnson, CEO of WLJ Advisors and one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50.

During the first Momentum event, WEX will discuss its:

  • Investment in Partner Excellence: From the recent creation of SpeedLift, WEX’s rapid-response solutions designed to help its partners counter the challenges and hardships created by COVID-19, to timely legislative updates, to Momentum presentations that will provide real-time best practices and action items, WEX is readily available for its partners.
  • Investment in Partner Growth: Amidst the challenges partners are facing, there are also opportunities. WEX policy and product experts will address how the flexibility and innovation of WEX solutions provide partners growth possibilities in COBRA and direct billing, HSAs, and more.
  • Investment in Technology: WEX continues investing in technology to create exceptional employer and consumer experiences. WEX is keenly focused on the features and functionality that simplify the business of healthcare and help employers respond quickly with flexible benefit solutions for their employees.

In upcoming Momentum events, WEX will feature its 2020 SPARK award-winning partners, new platform capabilities, and results of its latest research and analytics into consumer attitudes and behaviors regarding employee benefit plans. To learn more, visit

About WEX

Powered by the belief that complex payment systems can be made simple, WEX (NYSE: WEX) is a leading financial technology service provider across a wide spectrum of sectors, including fleet, travel and healthcare. WEX operates in more than 10 countries and in more than 20 currencies through more than 5,000 associates around the world. WEX fleet cards offer 14.9 million vehicles exceptional payment security and control; purchase volume in travel and corporate solutions grew to $39.6 billion in 2019; and the WEX Health financial technology platform helps 390,000 employers and 31.8 million consumers better manage healthcare expenses. For more information, visit