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.
CLAIMS, RISK MANAGEMENT
PRnewswire | April 24, 2023
Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC (Oakbridge), one of the largest independent insurance and risk management agencies in the Southeast, announces the addition of Wilson Insurance to its team in Waycross, Georgia.
This addition increases Oakbridge's significant position in the state of Georgia and supports the agency's continued growth across the Southeast.
"The combination of Oakbridge (formerly McNeal, Sports and Wilson) with Wilson Insurance provides clients access to expanded insurance carrier and risk management solutions," said Robbie Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Oakbridge Insurance. "This is an exciting combination that makes both organizations better equipped and more responsive to our clients."
Wilson Insurance, founded in 1956, specializes in personal and commercial property and casualty, including surety solutions, and group and individual life and health in Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida.
"Our partnership with Wilson Insurance further enhances our already dominant position in Southeast Georgia and adds several key client relationships to our firm," said Matt James, Chief Financial Officer at Oakbridge Insurance. "We are excited to partner with the talented team at Wilson Insurance and look forward to our expanded presence in the region."
"The Wilson Insurance partnership is a great addition to our Waycross footprint for Oakbridge," said Will Wilson, Principal at Oakbridge Insurance. "It is a unique opportunity to continue the Wilson family legacy and enhance the presence of Oakbridge in our local community."
About Oakbridge Insurance Agency
Founded in 2020 through the merger of four leading insurance and risk management firms in the Southeast, Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC is a rapidly growing partnership model for firms seeking accelerated growth, access to capital and an expanded suite of resources with which to serve clients. Ranked a "Top 100" insurance brokerage by Business Insurance and Insurance Journal magazines, Oakbridge is now one of the largest privately owned insurance, risk management and employee benefits agencies in the region. The agency has specific experience in the agriculture, bond/surety, construction, financial, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, non-profit, senior living and transportation industries. Learn more: oakbridgeinsurance.com
LIFE INSURANCE, HEALTH INSURANCE
PRnewswire | April 04, 2023
Sproutt, the life insurance company that modernizes life insurance for agencies, agents, and their customers, today announced the launch of Sproutt SmartLife for Agencies and the acquisition of The Reder Agency, a full-service life insurance brokerage specializing in the traditional and senior markets. SmartLife for Agencies brings to market an AI-assisted first-of-its-kind platform for all aspects of agency business, while the acquisition of The Reder Agency will add over 400 agents nationwide to Sproutt's growing network of producers as part of its evolution toward becoming a full-service distribution ecosystem. The Reder Agency's principal owner, Ben Reder, will join Sproutt as the Senior Vice President of Distribution.
The acquisition of The Reder Agency greatly expands the adoption of Sproutt's SmartLife platform by introducing it to hundreds of experienced life insurance producers, cementing the company's evolved mission of serving as the digital home for the roughly 1.2 million insurance professionals in the U.S. With a shared vision to innovate and scale the insurance sales process, the Reder Agency acquisition enables Sproutt to accelerate growth and offer increased value to life insurance producers.
Sproutt's SmartLife platform allows agents, via the Agent Portal, to make real time decisions to effectively serve the needs of their clients. Within minutes, agents can offer tailored life insurance solutions with top rated carriers and a full spectrum of proprietary products, from term to whole life, with greater ease, speed, and efficiency.
"We are excited to announce our new offering for agencies, which supercharges organizations with the necessary AI tools and products to maximize their distribution, as well as the acquisition of The Reder Agency, which adds hundreds of proven life insurance producers onto the Sproutt platform. I am thrilled to have Ben joining the Sproutt team, as we share the belief that this acquisition will be a major step in Sproutt's commitment to be the platform of choice for insurance producers and brokers across the country" said Yoav Shaham, CEO and Co-Founder. "Within this data-driven industry, which evaluates risk based on consumer data, our unique contribution is that our platform leverages AI to maximize agent production, reduce friction in the sales journey and modernize traditional insurance processes for carriers" explains Shaham.
For Ben Reder, an insurance industry veteran and owner of The Reder Agency for over a decade, this move will allow him to have a bigger impact on the life insurance agents and agencies that he is currently working with, as well as provide incredible value for future partnerships. As Senior Vice President of Distribution, he will continue his focus on providing top tier services and support, while benefiting from the technology and resources that Sproutt provides. "Insurance distribution is moving towards a unified digital experience, for both the client and the agent. Being able to partner with Sproutt and bring our decade-plus of traditional brokerage distribution expertise to a fully digital platform represents an opportunity to merge best-in-class technology with award-winning production," said Reder.
Sproutt is a life insurance company that modernizes life insurance distribution for agencies, agents, and their customers. Leveraging data and AI, the Sproutt SmartLife platform is set to reshape Life insurance distribution. The platform empowers insurance producers to efficiently assess risk, tailor policies, and enhance customer experience in the most effective and scalable way. Sproutt sells its policies through agents and brokers via its SmartLife for Agents and Agencies. Backed by State of Mind Ventures, Moneta VC, FinTLV, Guardian Life, MS&AD Ventures, MoreTech Ventures, Harel Group, Menora Mivtachim, Raptor Group, and Falcon Edge Capital, Sproutt's business operations are based in New York with an R&D center in Tel Aviv.