SOURCE: Jellyvision

Jellyvision

April 22, 2014 09:15 ET

Jellyvision's ALEX® Now Reveals Shocking, Untold Health Care Savings Secrets!

Maybe Not So Shocking, but New Conversation Can Definitely Help Save Employees Money

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Medical insurance is awesome, especially when employers help pay for it (yay!), but it's only the beginning when it comes to saving money on health care. That's why, today, Jellyvision released its latest ALEX® conversation, ALEX Shares Ways to Save on Your Health Care. In less time than it takes to pop a bag of microwave popcorn (or eat one, depending on how hungry you are), ALEX walks employees through simple tips and tricks for how they can save themselves time and money on things like out-of-pocket costs and prescription drugs.

With lots of companies embracing consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) and other new benefits options, employees can miss critical opportunities to save money that they didn't even know existed. From heading to an urgent care center instead of an ER to joining a pharmacy's discount prescription drug program, ALEX gives employees practical tips to help them keep their out-of-pocket costs down.

"Overpaying for health care is enough to make anybody sick, but many people don't even know there's a problem," said Jellyvision founder Harry Gottlieb. "This new ALEX conversation helps people learn how to save time and get the best prices for quality health care goods and services by going to the right places."

Using its trademark blend of humor and education, ALEX has helped millions of employees choose their benefits plans since 2009, an approach that ALEX Shares Ways to Save on Your Health Care applies to health care savings. For example, visiting an urgent care center can cost $400 less and take 40 fewer minutes than an average emergency room visit. ALEX highlights these differences and even helps employees find their nearest urgent care center. After the conversation, ALEX offers employers the chance to engage with employees through emails by sending more advice on how to save on health care costs.

About ALEX® Shares Ways to Save on Your Health Care
Built with the same ALEX technology that helps millions of employees make sense of health care reform and select their best-fit benefits plans, ALEX Shares Ways to Save on Your Health Care is an interactive conversation that helps employees become better health care consumers. ALEX drives meaningful behavioral change with engaging content and practical advice on how to keep out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. To learn more about ALEX Shares Ways to Save on Your Health Care, please visit meetalex.com/ways-to-save.

About ALEX®, The Jellyvision Benefits Counselor
ALEX is a web-based virtual benefits counselor who transforms jargon, legalese, and gobbledygook into personally relevant information employees can use to do things like make sense of health care reform and select their best-fit benefits plans. Employees adore him, and when HR leaders see how he reduces employee confusion, boosts engagement and drives benefits savings, they can't help but fall in love as well. Today, ALEX is available to millions of employees, and almost 90 percent of those who use him say they better understand and appreciate their benefits thanks to his help. To learn more about ALEX, please visit meetalex.com.

About Jellyvision
Jellyvision helps companies explain their important (but maybe kind of complex) messages in a delightful way. We create virtual salespeople, brokers, guidance counselors, HR reps, and teachers, who have fun, personalized conversations with your customers and employees and help them understand confusing or snooze-inducing topics. For more information and examples of our work, visit jellyvision.com.

Contact Information

  • On behalf of Jellyvision:
    Mark VanHook
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    919.745.3689