Businesswire | May 05, 2023
Recuro Health (Recuro), an integrated digital health solutions company designed to transition the U.S. healthcare system from a reactive, disease-focused model to a proactive care approach, today announces a partnership with Ease, the number one rated benefits administration and human resource (HR) software company powered by insurance brokers to manage benefits and HR for 3.4 million+ employees. Recuro will provide access to its Digital Medical Home, which includes diagnostic-enabled Virtual Primary Care (VPC) and Virtual Behavioral Health (VBH) solutions that are tailored to fit the healthcare needs of any population. The Digital Medical Home care model integrates advanced science, data, at-home diagnostics and targeted genomics – cancer screening, pharmacogenomics – to better inform integrated care.
Michael Gorton, CEO and founder, Recuro Health, says, “Our virtual care solutions continue to transform traditional healthcare to a holistic system that is digitally integrated, patient-centric and focused on personalized and preventative health and wellness. We are seeing more focus on a virtual-first approach to address significant healthcare challenges while also driving value throughout the healthcare ecosystem. By helping brokers in the Ease platform to support their clients by virtually connecting members with primary care doctors and behavioral health clinicians, Recuro is proving to be a meaningful solution for health plan sponsors to positively impact the triad of cost, quality and access to care.”
Recuro delivers solutions that help brokers and other intermediaries achieve their goals in serving plan administrators, employers and employees. The objective is to get members who are covered by plan-sponsored benefits to make better healthcare decisions, participate at a lower cost strategy and take advantage of opportunities to treat chronic disease more proactively.
David Reid, co-founder, Ease, says, "We're thrilled to partner with Recuro Health to offer these virtual first solutions on the Ease platform. We recognize that employers want to provide digital health solutions to current and prospective employees, and we’re proud to make this valuable new benefit available to insurance brokers so they can bring even more value to their clients.”
About Recuro Health
Recuro is an integrated digital health solutions company with a uniquely personalized, proactive approach to virtual health. Recuro’s Digital Medical Home enables easy connectivity to virtual care, including primary and urgent care, behavioral health, at-home lab testing, genomics testing, as well as a suite of supplemental benefits spanning pharmacy, care management and care navigation all on one platform. To learn more visit www.recurohealth.com.
Ease is the #1 rated benefits administration and HR software for businesses with 2-250 employees, powered by insurance brokers. More than 2,300 agencies trust Ease to help them and their clients grow. Over 85,000 businesses trust Ease to manage benefits & HR for 3.4 million+ employees. Visit ease.com for more.
WORKERS COMPENSATION, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | June 08, 2023
NEXT Insurance, a leading digital insurtech transforming small business insurance, today announced its expanded partnership with Gusto Embedded. The strengthened partnership will exclusively offer NEXT's pay-as-you-go workers' compensation to the small business customers of Gusto Embedded partners through NEXT's industry-leading, fully embedded insurance solution, NEXT Connect. Users can benefit from NEXT's technologically advanced, in-house pay-as-you-go offering for workers' compensation which enables better cash flow management for small businesses and ensures they only pay for the coverage they need. This solution marks the first time workers' compensation insurance is being offered through an embedded payroll experience.
Available now, small business owners can get a free quote within minutes and sign up for a pay-as-you-go workers' compensation policy to protect their businesses from unexpected expenses, all within the third-party SaaS platforms, taking advantage of this unique embedded fintech partnership.
"NEXT and Gusto Embedded unite under the shared goal of supporting small businesses across the U.S. with the tools they need to simplify two of the most complex functions they'll face at work: insurance and payroll," said Eran Liron, Chief Strategy Officer at NEXT Insurance. "Offering this digital embedded payroll experience together with Gusto allows us to streamline this process, making it easier and more convenient for small business owners to stay compliant and protect themselves, all from the partners they trust most."
With NEXT Connect, signing up for workers' compensation can be seamlessly integrated into a third-party software at the time of payroll onboarding or elsewhere in the user interface. This enables more contextual offers for payroll and workers' compensation based on customer data or activity, including in-app notifications about the next steps that should be taken once you've hired your first employee. NEXT and Gusto Embedded's partnership enables a more convenient way for small businesses to stay compliant and protect themselves.
"Allowing small businesses to access reliable payroll and pay-as-you-go workers' comp products embedded in the software solutions they use already saves them time, reduces errors, and gives them peace of mind," said Yi Liu, General Manager of Gusto Embedded. "The expanded solution with NEXT allows our partners to offer small businesses workers' compensation seamlessly and quickly, while also advancing our goal of helping businesses create great places to work and helping our partners grow revenue."
NEXT Connect enables small business partners in industries including payroll, POS (point of sale), accounting, e-commerce, banking and others to purchase fast and affordable insurance coverage in a way that is convenient for them, either entirely online or with the assistance of a licensed insurance agent.
About NEXT Insurance
NEXT Insurance is transforming small business insurance with simple, digital and affordable coverage tailored to the self-employed. Trusted by over 450 thousand business owners, NEXT offers policies that are easy to buy and provides 24/7 access to Live Certificates of Insurance, Additional Insured, and more, with no extra fees. Revolutionizing a historically complicated insurance industry, NEXT utilizes AI and machine learning to simplify the purchasing process and provide more affordable coverage. Founded in 2016, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, has received a total of $881 million in venture capital funding, is rated "A- Excellent" by AM Best and has been recognized by CNBC Disruptor 50, Forbes Fintech 50, Inc.'s Best-Led Companies, and Forbes Best StartUp Employers. To learn more about partnering with NEXT and the value of embedded insurance, please visit NEXT's partner page. Stay up to date on the latest with NEXT on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and our blog.
Gusto is a modern, online people platform that provides more than 300,000 SMBs with the tools and services they need to hire, pay, insure, and support their teams. Gusto Embedded, a developer platform and support infrastructure, enables software platforms to offer in-app, modern payroll products to their customers as well. With Gusto Embedded, SaaS developers can leverage Gusto's 10+ years of experience as well as Gusto's tax filing, payments, and compliance infrastructure in order to build deeply integrated, tailored payroll products that improve the user experience and drive revenue.
CORE INSURANCE, COMPLIANCE
PRnewswire | April 21, 2023
BrokerTech Ventures (BTV), the industry's first broker-led convening platform and accelerator program, today announced the addition of its newest industry-leading insurance wholesaler partner, Jencap Group.
"We could not be more pleased to announce the addition of Jencap to our wholesaler community network. We view our carrier and wholesale partners as integral in terms of our overall strategy in building out BrokerTech Ventures — and specifically, our Innovation Tower," said Dan Keough, Holmes Murphy chairman and CEO and co-CEO of BTV. "Insurance companies are individually spending multi-millions of dollars each year in innovation, and we believe that BTV can be the convening platform to provide access into the unknowns, idea-sharing, investing, and distribution for the benefit of all."
The addition of these renowned insurance brands brings the BTV industry portfolio to 13 of the most sizable and innovative brokerage firms in North America and 16 of the most notable and respected insurance companies and wholesalers with both domestic and international presence.
"Jencap is committed to employing innovative technology solutions that improve our speed to market, operational efficiencies, data analytics, and the overall platform experience of our partners," said John LaCava, Jencap's Chief Operational Officer. "We look forward to collaborating with BTV members and insurtech companies to maintain our position in the marketplace as industry leaders."
In addition to its expansive broker and carrier partner portfolio, BTV now also represents 60 insurtech startups from around the world, inclusive of those in the U.S., Israeli, and Latin American accelerator programs, with investments and commercial engagements with many.
About BrokerTech Ventures
Based in the insurance nucleus of Des Moines, Iowa, BrokerTech Ventures (BTV) is the first broker-led convening platform and accelerator program focused on delivering innovation to the insurance broker industry. Founded in 2019, BTV provides a venue for the best minds in insurance and technology to collaborate and bring to market leading-edge ideas and solutions. BTV invests in the research and testing for each of the chosen startups, provides access to veteran industry mentors, and helps scale the technology to market through broker distribution channels.
About Jencap Group
Jencap is one of the largest wholesalers in the U.S. with notable industry-leading expertise in wholesale brokerage, binding authority, and program management. Its specialized divisions and affiliate organizations provide niche underwriting prowess, broad market access, and nationwide influence. Headquartered in New York, Jencap leverages its collective power to exceed the expectations of more than 20,000 independent agency partners.