Alegeus, HealthSherpa | July 19, 2022
Alegeus, the market leader in healthcare payment solutions, and HealthSherpa, the leading enrollment platform for individual ACA health coverage, have outpaced the industry in individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements (ICHRA) since announcing an integration partnership in the summer of 2020. With updates to their partnership in 2022, both companies are poised to increase their ICHRA enrollments even faster. HealthSherpa, which has seen more than 10X growth in ICHRA pipeline, has enrolled more than three million individuals on its platform in just the last year.
ICHRAs, which were launched at the start of 2020, allow employers to reimburse employees for individual coverage insurance premiums in place of offering them a traditional group-sponsored health plan. ICHRAs can also be used by employees to pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. Organizations administering consumer-directed health benefit programs can set up an ICHRA with Alegeus, and then HealthSherpa helps ICHRA-eligible employees search for and enroll in the best on-exchange and off-exchange individual health plans. This integration bolsters the health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) experience from Alegeus and gives third-party administrators (TPAs) and health plans a strategy for increasing employer and employee participation in health benefit accounts.
“We’re excited about the growing demand our partners have seen for ICHRA since announcing our integration partnership with HealthSherpa,” said Mark Waterstraat, chief customer officer, Alegeus. “Our joint solution is helping employers to deliver quality and cost-effective benefits quickly and efficiently to their employees. While ICHRAs can offer these through employer-defined contribution and better-fit individual coverage plans, they are still new and require a considerable amount of education and awareness. Through this partnership, our efforts are resonating, as evidenced by growing market demand.”
“ICHRAs are a great option for a large and growing number of employers and their employees, and we’ve seen many of our client organizations begin reaping their benefits,” said Ross Honig, president, OCA. “Working with Alegeus and HealthSherpa has allowed OCA to market our ICHRA solution as a “one-stop” product that is seamless and easy to use for brokers, employers, and their employees.”
“Millions of consumers have enrolled in health insurance through HealthSherpa and experienced the increasing appeal of individual coverage. With our new off-exchange options, employers and brokers alike have more options for employees looking to make the transition away from group-sponsored health insurance,” said George Kalogeropolous, CEO, HealthSherpa.
“Millions of consumers have enrolled in health insurance through HealthSherpa and experienced the increasing appeal of individual coverage. With our new off-exchange options, employers and brokers alike have more options for employees looking to make the transition away from group-sponsored health insurance,” said George Kalogeropolous, CEO, HealthSherpa. “ICHRA is changing the dynamic of the relationship between employers and employees on the critical question of health insurance, and we’re thrilled to partner with Alegeus to help employers understand the benefits and communicate them with their employees.”
Alegeus and HealthSherpa recently presented a webinar, “The (Present and) Future of ICHRAs,” showcasing how to simplify the administration of ICHRA benefits and make it easier for consumers to find the care and coverage that meets their needs. To learn more about ICHRAs and view the webinar presentation, please click here or visit https://www.alegeus.com/webinars/.
HealthSherpa builds technology that increases access to health care. We provide end-to-end solutions for consumers, insurance carriers, and agents, delivering a superior ACA marketplace experience to fulfill our mission of connecting people to health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The HealthSherpa Marketplace, our flagship health insurance enrollment platform, services more than 45,000 agents, 38 carriers, and 9 million consumers.
With more than 25 years of growth and innovation, Alegeus is the market leader in SaaS-based benefit funding and payment solutions. Our highly flexible, white-label platform powers account-based benefit programs such as HSAs, FSAs, HRAs, COBRA, wellness incentives, lifestyle benefits and beyond. We deliver exceptional user experiences and differentiated capabilities that help our partners strengthen their product offerings, operate more efficiently, and unlock their full growth potential. Our partnerships with the industry’s leading health plans, third-party administrators, financial services and benefit solution providers give Alegeus unparalleled reach in the market, with access to more than 100 million commercially insured Americans. And our unique partnership model empowers our clients to achieve outsized results – growing their programs at a rate that is 3-4X the market, and with the highest NPS scores in the industry. We never compete with our clients in the market – we win when they win. Alegeus is headquartered in Waltham, Mass., with operations centers in Orlando and Bangalore, and a large remote workforce.
Asteya | September 06, 2022
Insurtech platform Asteya recently supported the launch event of the newly founded AURORA Institute in St. Tropez on Saturday, July 23. The crucial event saw over 500 international attendees including several well-known celebrities, entrepreneurs, and investors. People of note included Robbie Williams, Kevin Love, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rob Raco, Cameron Winklevoss, Lola Tash & Nicole Argiris, Peter Berg, Philippe Parenno, Kate Bock, and Queen Latifah. Live performances, presentations, and art installations included Kool & The Gang, Tinie Tempah, BLOND:ISH, master mentalist Lior Suchard, Tino Sehgal, Jeppe Hein, Refik Anadol, and the "first cyborg" Nathan Copeland.
The AURORA Institute was founded by Louise Tabbiner, Christian Angermayer, and Henry Chalhoub. AURORA's mandate is to be the first non-profit incubator of its kind, focused on funding the world's leading individuals and NGOs dedicated to solving the existing global mental health crisis. The Institute's goal is to amplify the efforts of those already doing the most impactful work or to empower those that could do more - helping them build their own foundations or navigate how to make mental health a core focus in their companies, communities, and organizations.
"At Asteya, our vision is to protect people's income and help them live a healthier and better life both physically and mentally, According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in every five adults experience mental illness, which is equivalent to nearly 50 million Americans, and additionally one out of 10 Americans with a mental illness are uninsured. We are proud to be one of the Founding Partners of the AURORA Institute whose mandate is to increase visibility and awareness around the need for mental health funding and to destigmatize mental health issues. At Asteya we strive to make mental health a priority for not only our customers but our corporate team as well."
-Asteya Co-Founder Hadi Radwan
The inaugural event honored the first four AURORA Institute prize winners, who were recognized for their significant contributions to ending the mental health crisis. Winners included Kevin Love, Dr. Adam Gazzaley (M.D., PhD.), The Klitschko Foundation, and The Weight of Gold. The event, titled Evening of Discovery, focused on the new science of mental health, mindful meditation, the integration of the metaverse and virtual reality in mental health interventions, and more. The launch event raised over $8 million which will be directed to the prize winners' charities of choice.
The event and Asteya's involvement marked a crucial milestone in AURORA's plans to raise $50 million in the next 5 years while increasing visibility and awareness around the need for global mental health funding and de-stigmatization of mental health issues. Much in line with Asteya's ethos, The AURORA Institute believes that by exploring and opening our minds, we can build a healthier, happier, and more inclusive future for all.
Asteya is an Insurtech company whose mission is to make income insurance accessible to anyone. Asteya's goal is to support people's financial, physical, and mental health so they can focus on living. Founded in 2019, Asteya is backed by I2BF Ventures, Capital Factory, Cap Meridian Ventures, and Northstar.vc.
Kanverse.ai | September 13, 2022
Kanverse.ai, a leading Hyperautomation platform, is pleased to announce that it has joined Guidewire’s Insurtech Vanguards Program. Through Insurtech Vanguards, Guidewire identifies and highlights the hottest insurance technology innovation in the P&C industry. The Insurtech Vanguards program takes this effort to the next level by offering a direct channel - that connects insurers with insurance technology companies. This program ensures that insurers can have exponential business impact through quick and decisive access to disruptive, cutting-edge insurance technology.
“We are honored to showcase our product as an Insurtech Vanguard, Carriers can turbocharge insurance forms processing workflows with Kanverse Hyperautomation. Insurers can seamlessly integrate Kanverse across their business environments and witness zero-touch processing of inbound ACORD and supplemental forms with 99.5% accuracy.”
-Dr. Akhil Sahai, Kanverse.ai CPO and Founding member
We are thrilled to welcome Kanverse.ai to our Insurtech Vanguard Program, We launched Insurtech Vanguards to help P&C insurers gain new visibility into insurtechs’ cutting-edge technology and we are excited to introduce Kanverse to our customers,said Laura Drabik, chief evangelist, Guidewire.
Insurers can now reimagine the insurance submission process with Kanverse. They can process ACORD and other supplemental forms with the Kanverse Insurance Document Processing product powered by hyperautomation. It automates ACORD and supplemental forms' ingestion, classification, and data extraction, approvals and filing. Kanverse Package View groups insurance forms for the submission intake process using AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Furthermore, Kanverse AI can automatically adapt to changes witnessed in insurance forms without manual intervention or fine-tuning the system.
Kanverse.ai, a Hyperautomation company, offers a suite of AI-powered products. Key offerings include AP (Accounts Payable) Invoice Automation and Insurance Document Processing products. Kanverse supports various use cases across the enterprise to remove bottlenecks, streamline business processes, and minimize manual touchpoints across document processing heavy workflows.