07 Jan 2016

Healthcare Interactive and PopSpring Wellness Merge to Offer Advanced Self-Funded Health Plan Solutions

Healthcare Interactive and PopSpring Wellness Merge to Offer Advanced Self-Funded Health Plan Solutions

Self-funded employers seeking value-based health plans through Ansay & Associates now have more options

Glenwood, MD (January 5, 2015) – Representatives from Healthcare Interactive, Inc. (HCIactive), a leading healthcare technology and population health management company, and Ansay & Associates, LLC (Ansay), a Wisconsin-based insurance and benefit solutions agency, announced that the companies have merged PopSpring Wellness (PopSpring) into HCIactive to better meet the healthcare needs of self-funded employers.

This merger solidifies a longstanding relationship between the companies that have collaboratively provided corporate wellness solutions with integrated technology to Wisconsin-based employers since 2012. Ansay sold these services through its PopSpring division and HCIactive was the primary fulfillment source for population health services and technology.

“By streamlining how we deploy services to PopSpring’s customers we improve operational efficiency, resulting in greater value and better results,” said HCIactive CEO Henry Cha.

CEO of Ansay, Mike Ansay, further adds, “This strategic partnership with HCIactive will help us achieve our goal of presenting clients with the latest healthcare and wellness solutions. PopSpring is better positioned to provide new and innovative technology, additional resources, controlled costs, and top of the line customer support.”

With HCIactive’s support, PopSpring is projected to grow by focusing on providing innovative health plan solutions that help self-funded employers attract and retain talent, while providing better healthcare and controlling healthcare costs. By continuing the dedicated sales and client relationship affiliation with Ansay, clients will have access to best-in-class cost containment and innovative consulting strategies that have served over 5000 employers since 1946.

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About PopSpring Wellness

The PopSpring Wellness mission is to integrate science-based data analytics to drive and inspire personal health achievement, producing measurable health plan improvement. PopSpring is committed to personal engagement of participants through the use of best-in-class technology solutions while driving reliable financial outcomes for employers. Founded in 2012, PopSpring is a privately-owned brand of Ansay & Associates, LLC.

About Healthcare Interactive

Healthcare Interactive, Inc. provides integrated health plan solutions for health systems, third-party administrators, and employers nationwide. HCIactive’s Healthspace® technology platform runs results-driven population health and incentive management programs designed to mitigate risk, control healthcare costs, support Affordable Care Act compliance, and improve member outcomes.

17 Dec 2015

HCIactive Launches Direct Contracted Health Plans Featuring MedStar’s Primary Care Network

HCIactive Launches Direct Contracted Health Plans Featuring MedStar’s Primary Care Network

Maryland and Washington, D.C. Metro companies bypass traditional health insurance carriers to access providers for employer sponsored health plans.

Healthcare Interactive, Inc. (HCIactive), a health benefits technology firm, has just launched a new level-funded health plan featuring MedStar Health System’s primary care physician (PCP) network.

With reports that major local insurers (Radnofsky, Louise. “Health Insurers Seek Hefty Rate Boosts.” WSJ. Dow Jones and Company, 21 May 2015. Web. 11 Nov. 2015.) are requesting rate increases on average of 36% this year, employers are looking for lower cost, high quality alternatives for their 2016 employee health plans. HCIactive’s announcement means that businesses in Washington D.C., Baltimore and other Maryland counties finally have another private sector health plan solution that offers high quality, freedom of choice, and lower costs.

Habeo health plans, offered by HCIactive, gives employers level-funded options that have a lower monthly cost, offers comprehensive primary care with integrated wellness – plus full access to specialists and hospitals.  These plans replace traditional employee health benefits (fully-insured or self-funded) from large insurance carriers with plans that have direct contracts with health systems and their providers.

For example, a business based in the Baltimore or D.C. metro area is likely to have health plan members that already use MedStar’s physicians and facilities.  Habeo’s plans allow employers to purchase unlimited access for their employees to the MedStar primary care network for a fixed monthly fee, including traditional access to a nationwide network of specialists, hospitals, and other healthcare benefits.

The cost benefits of Habeo plans result from enabling employers to buy healthcare direct from health systems, similar to how shopping at wholesale clubs save members money by cutting out the retailer.  In addition, when the plan spends less than the quoted rate, the savings generated is shared with the business owner to further reduce the cost and increase the benefits for their employees.

MedStar’s primary care medical homes, located throughout Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia, provide seamless access to the extraordinary resources of the region’s largest healthcare network.

“We are excited to announce our health plans featuring the MedStar PCP network – our second regional health system to offer direct contracting with a narrow network of providers under this new insurance model.” said Henry Cha, the CEO of HCIactive. “Using our technology to help build a culture of health for local businesses, backed by networks of the highest quality is invigorating.”

Habeo, which is Latin for ‘to own,’ builds a culture of health in organizations where individuals feel empowered to own their care, businesses find value in incenting employees to engage in their health, and health systems are enabled to offer direct contracts with local employers.  Finally, those needing health care, those paying for health care, and those providing health care are aligned.

 

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About Healthcare Interactive

Healthcare Interactive, Inc. provides integrated health plan solutions for health systems, third-party administrators, and employers nationwide. The Healthspace® technology platform, runs results-driven population health and incentive management programs, designed to mitigate risk, control healthcare costs, support Affordable Care Act compliance, and improve member outcomes.  Healthcare Interactive is a privately-owned company venture backed by Grotech Ventures and Harbert Venture Partners.

24 Sep 2015

Broker Summit, Sept. 30th: Controlling Healthcare Costs with Habeo and GBMC

Broker Summit, Sept. 30th: Controlling Healthcare Costs with Habeo and GBMC

It’s no secret that the cost of healthcare is out of control. Learn about an alternative plan that keeps you from explaining double-digit increases year-over-year to your clients: Meet Habeo.

Join us in Baltimore for an informative, in-person event to learn more about the benefits Habeo delivers. Featuring presenters from Healthcare Interactive and our partners at GBMC and Group Benefit Services, you’ll hear how Habeo’s alternative model drives better quality of care and lowered costs to your employer clients.

Topics Covered:

  • How GBMC Keeps People Healthy and the cost-saving benefits of their patient-centered medical home model: John Ellis, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy & Business Development, GBMC
  • Plan Design Options — An overview of choices in medical plans, wellness plans, and employee incentive options: Michael Waterbury, Former Chief Revenue Officer, HCIactive
  • Overview of self-insured, level funding and quoting options: David Cardwell Sr., EVP of Business Development, GBS

We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to learn more, connect with your colleagues over a hot buffet breakfast, and help your clients find a better solution for their healthcare insurance. Register today!

Event Information:

Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
Date: Wednesday, September 30th
Time: 7:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.

11 Sep 2015

Webinar: Learn How Baltimore Employers Save 10-20% on Healthcare Costs

Webinar: Learn How Baltimore Employers Save 10-20% on Healthcare Costs

Are rising healthcare costs strangling your clients’ bottom line? Join our webinar on September 18th at 9:30 a.m., where we’ll introduce you to the cost-saving benefits of Habeo.

Habeo, in partnership with GBMC, is revolutionizing the way health insurance is offered to employees, providing cost reductions while improving quality of healthcare. Habeo offers a different approach to healthcare; you’ll learn about:

  • Our fully integrated, self-funded health plan
  • Employers who need Habeo
  • Benefits Habeo delivers

Don’t hesitate—you don’t want to miss an opportunity to learn more about the many benefits Habeo delivers to your clients’ businesses and their employees. Register today to help them start saving.

30 Jul 2015

HCIactive and GBMC HealthCare to Launch Patient-Centered Medical Plan in Baltimore

HCIactive and GBMC HealthCare to Launch Patient-Centered Medical Plan in Baltimore

GLENWOOD, Md. (July 29) — Healthcare Interactive Inc., a health benefits technology firm, has just launched a new patient-centered medical plan called Habeo Health in partnership with Baltimore-area hospital network GBMC HealthCare and Group Benefit Services Inc., an employee benefits administrator.

The plan is at the forefront of a growing trend among health systems to use “patient-centered medical homes” to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of Baltimore’s push toward more affordable, value-based healthcare solutions,” said John W. Ellis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at GBMC HealthCare. “GBMC believes that the patient-centered medical home is the future of healthcare delivery, and our individual providers look forward to offering a more patient-centric model of care through Habeo Health.”

Habeo’s integrated software platform will offer GBMC’s care teams powerful tools for managing patient health, incentives, and wellness programs. Patients who participate in health screenings, wellness activities, and health coaching will be eligible for lower health insurance premiums from their employers. They’ll also be able to communicate with their care team and access their health information through a secure, patient-focused portal.

“Our new patient-centered plan differs from the conventional health insurance model,” said Henry Cha, the CEO of Healthcare Interactive. “Habeo, which is Latin for ‘to own,’ aims to build a culture of health in which individuals feel empowered to participate in their care. Primary care is provided through community health systems, like GBMC, that people know and trust.

“We’re pleased to support Habeo Health’s innovative model with technology and wellness resources.”

Demand for Habeo has been strong. “We’ve already begun receiving quote requests from brokers — and anticipate the volume will increase as we fall approaches,” said David Cardwell, Sr., Executive Vice President of Group Benefit Services.

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For more information or to speak with representatives from Healthcare Interactive, Group Benefit Services, or GBMC HealthCare, please contact Robby Schrum at 202-471-4228 ext. 107 or robby@keybridge.biz.

About Healthcare Interactive

Healthcare Interactive, Inc. provides integrated health plan solutions for health systems, third-party administrators, and employers nationwide. Our technology platform, Healthspace, coupled with results-driven population health and incentive management programs, is designed to assist our clients with maintaining Affordable Care Act compliance, mitigating risk, controlling healthcare costs, and improving patient/member outcomes.

About Group Benefit Services, Inc.

Group Benefit Services is a national premier employee benefit plan administrator. Since 1980, GBS has continued to develop creative solutions that help employers achieve their business goals. Our efficient administration, advanced technology, cost-containment strategies, and creative benefit designs allow our clients to realize their strategic benefit plan and financial objectives.

About GBMC HealthCare

GBMC HealthCare includes Greater Baltimore Medical Center, a 245-inpatient bed acute care not-for-profit hospital which opened in 1965; Greater Baltimore Medical Associates, a group of more than 40 multi-specialty physician practices on the hospital’s Towson campus and in off-campus locations across the region; Greater Baltimore Health Alliance, a network of employed and community-based clinician partners working collaboratively to provide better health and better care at a lower cost, Gilchrist Hospice Care, Maryland’s largest hospice organization offering in-home care, a 34-bed inpatient center on the GBMC Towson campus and a 10-bed inpatient center in Howard County; Gilchrist Center Baltimore – Joseph Richey House and the GBMC Philanthropy, which raises funds to support the organization’s mission. For more information about research at GBMC, visit www.gbmc.org/clinicalresearch.