NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2022 — Parento, a national insurance-based paid parental leave program, has been named to BenefitsPRO Luminaries Class of 2022 in the category of Humanizing Benefits.

“This year’s honorees exemplify how leading benefits professionals are moving their industries toward a brighter future and producing meaningful results in the areas that matter most to employers, employees, and the future of the benefits and healthcare landscape​,” says BenefitsPRO Editor In Chief Paul Wilson. “Our team is excited to recognize these industry thought leaders and innovators as part of our inaugural LUMINARIES program.”

Parento is pioneering innovating the paid parental leave insurance industry by buildingsupplying an employer-sponsored program that works in conjunction with STD and PFL, providing  integrated one-on-one employee support coaching, and leave administration. The holistic approach focuses on employee retention and eliminates the hurdles of self-funding leave, with touchpoints pre, during, and post-leave for a seamless return-to-work employee transition.

This professional recognition program celebrates top benefits professionals and organizations that strive to transform and humanize the benefits business and set a bright example within the industry. Honorees are selected by a panel of industry experts based on how well they stated and achieved goals with regards to the nomination category; how impactful their work has been; how dedicated the nominee has been to furthering modernization and humanization in the insurance business; and the nominee’s commitment to the highest ethical standards as well as dedication to service and excellence.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized among other great companies working to serve the best interests of all employees across many different industries,” says Dirk Doebler Founder and CEO of Parento. “We believe paid parental leave is a fundamental employee need and we’re proud to continue transforming the landscape and making it more accessible and approachable for companies and their working parents.”

For more information on how Parento can help companies fully insure paid parental leave for all their full-time employees, please visit

A full list of honorees is available here. BenefitsPRO magazine will be mailed on October 15, 2022.

About Parento

Parento is a national insurance-based program dedicated to expanding paid maternity and paternity leave. Parento is an employer-sponsored program that works in conjunction with STD and PFL to offer six to 16 weeks of up to 100 percent paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents, including adoptive, foster, and same-sex parents. Through its program, Parento also offers access to a network of professional parent coaches providing 1-on-1 coaching, return-to-work support, and parenting resources. All policies are A.M. Best A-Rated and backed by global insurers and reinsurers. Parento was founded in 2019 by Dirk Doebler, and is backed by leading investors including Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator.