SOURCE: ConnectedHealth

ConnectedHealth

April 20, 2016 08:07 ET

ConnectedHealth Inks New Partnerships With blooom, Copatient, and InfoArmor to Expand 'Portfolio Approach' to Benefits

New Consumer-Focused Programs and Ancillary Services Include 401(k) and Retirement Planning, Healthcare Expense Management, and Identity Theft Coverage

CHICAGO, IL --(Marketwired - April 20, 2016) - ConnectedHealth, a leading benefits technology company, today announces new partnerships with three consumer-focused organizations: blooom, which provides 401(k) and retirement planning services; Copatient, which offers medical billing review, negotiation and education to help consumers manage their healthcare expenses; and InfoArmor, which provides identity theft protection. The new programs and services from these partners are now available through ConnectedHealth's award-winning Smart Choices™ Marketplace platform to consumers nationwide.

"Our goal has always been to help people look at their benefit options more holistically so they can make smart decisions to protect and improve their health and financial security," says ConnectedHealth President Joe Donlan. "We selected these new partners because we believe their services complement that goal perfectly. It's important for our members to have access to these advocacy programs and ancillary benefits to meet their diverse needs and build their portfolio of protection."

"Our partnership with ConnectedHealth is ideal given their commitment to helping people understand the notion that a person's financial wellness can directly impact their health," said Chris Costello, co-founder and CEO of blooom. "Planning for retirement can be extremely stressful for Americans, and blooom's ongoing 401(k) management offers much needed relief by improving the financial security of our customers."

Adding these consumer-advocacy programs and coverage options supports ConnectedHealth's "portfolio approach" to benefits, which helps people see the full picture of their coverage needs, determine where they might have gaps, and address how to fill those gaps based on four key cornerstones of their life: health, income, assets and future savings. Advantages of ConnectedHealth's new partners include:

  • blooom (www.blooom.com) is an online Registered Investment Advisor that not only assesses a client's employer-sponsored retirement account in about five minutes from start to finish, but actually places the trades for the client and provides ongoing professional management through to retirement.
  • Copatient (www.copatient.com) encourages consumers to take control of their healthcare expenses, with the most comprehensive, hassle-free healthcare expense management services available. Using crowd-sourced data and a proprietary technology platform, Copatient performs innovative bill analyses and negotiates payments, resolving billing errors and ensuring provider payments are appropriate for the services provided.
  • InfoArmor (www.infoarmor.com) provides proactive identity, credit and privacy protection with PrivacyArmor®, including a full service identity remediation and an insurance policy for state-of-the art identity protection. InfoArmor detects fraud at the source to catch misuse sooner and minimize damages to provide complete identity monitoring. PrivacyArmor also includes tri-bureau credit monitoring, an annual credit report, monthly credit scores and additional tools like WalletArmor® and SocialArmor® for comprehensive coverage at no additional charge.

ConnectedHealth plans to add more programs and services to its Smart Choices platform over the next few months. For more information on ConnectedHealth and its partners, visit www.ConnectedHealth.com.

About ConnectedHealth

ConnectedHealth makes it easy for consumers and employees to shop for personalized insurance benefits online. Founded by the pioneers in consumer healthcare transparency, the company's award-winning e-commerce platform helps businesses control costs and supports their entire workforce in protecting their health and financial security. Learn more at ConnectedHealth.com or on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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