Ideon Employee Spotlight

July 19, 2023

By: Ideon

Employee Spotlight: Meredith Saran

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Employee Spotlight: Meredith Saran

At Ideon, we’re proud to have such a talented, diverse team leading the charge for a better and more connected health insurance and employee benefits industry. Our ongoing Employee Spotlight series showcases the people behind our product and unveils what life is like at Ideon. Next up… Meredith Saran, our Marketing Specialist!

Name: Meredith Saran
Department: Marketing
Title: Marketing Specialist
Location: New York


How long have you worked at Ideon?

Almost two years!

Tell us about your day-to-day.

The majority of my time goes into preparing for the conferences and events we attend. I organize all the details from booking hotels and restaurants, ordering swag and booth elements, tracking the budget, handling shipping, and owning the communication between our team, the vendors, and the conference staff. When we exhibit at a conference, I travel to the event, organize the booth build, and represent our company, communicating Ideon’s value to potential new customers!

I’m also the voice behind our social media accounts. I spend time on LinkedIn almost every day – posting, responding, and researching new ways to use the platform.

How have you grown professionally while on our team?

I came to Ideon with a little bit of corporate event planning experience and some social media experience. I’ve really appreciated the timely, honest feedback I’ve received from my manager and team on my work, allowing me to grow in those areas. I’ve built out processes and learned to use project management systems that have helped me level up my skills and keep our team organized. I am currently learning to track the ROI from the conferences we attend, which allows me to be more involved in strategy rather than just execution.

What do you like about Ideon’s company culture?

I like that Ideon has created committees that give opportunities for each employee’s voice to be heard. We have the DEIBA committee (focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility), and the Wellness Committee (focused on improving our benefits offerings). Anyone can volunteer to be a part of these committees and give their opinions and suggestions on these subjects. I am on both committees so I can personally attest to the honesty and transparency that occurs in our meetings!

Ideon has grown a lot in the last few years, and many of our new employees are remote from across the country, so these committees came at a perfect time to make sure we are accommodating the feedback of our increasingly diverse team.

What attracted you to Ideon’s mission?

To be honest, when I was looking for a new job, I was looking for something a bit more meaningful and exciting, and I thought that meant getting out of the insurance industry. But when I discovered Ideon, I was surprised to find such a great fit! It took me a while to fully understand everything Ideon does, and honestly, I am continuing to learn every day. However, what I understood when I took this job was that Ideon’s focus is making things better. This means rejecting the status quo and taking the long and difficult road that others have ignored to finally get the entire benefits ecosystem caught up with the rest of the world, i.e. go through a digital transformation. And that transformation helps carriers, helps benefits platforms, and most importantly to me, helps the everyday person. Helping people excited me, so I knew being a part of Ideon would mean doing rewarding work.


Favorite activity when you’re not working? 

I’ve been really getting into yoga recently. I also like reading, seeing theatre and comedy, and trying new restaurants.

Favorite place you’ve traveled?

Puerto Rico! I fell in love with the beaches and food in San Juan last summer.

Interesting fact about yourself… Go!

I am a former theatre geek, with a master’s degree in acting.


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