Brightside is an employee benefits and financial wellness platform headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Brightside was the idea of health care benefits executive, Shawn Leavitt. Leavitt recognized in industry data that financial stress was leading increased to increased healthcare costs, lost workdays, and lost productivity for employers. The company was founded in 2017 to help the 78% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck achieve better financial health. The platform claims to help decrease healthcare cost by reducing financial related stress that leads to approximately 4.5 percent of all deaths in the United StatesUnited States.