Alegeus Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership with Healthcare Bluebook to Empower Healthcare Consumers with Fair Pricing Information
Published on August 19th, 2015
Alegeus Technologies, the market leader in consumer directed healthcare solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Healthcare Bluebook, a leading provider of healthcare price transparency tools. By integrating these price transparency tools into the industry-leading Alegeus consumer-directed healthcare platform, consumers will be empowered to maximize the value of their healthcare dollars – by making smarter decisions, choosing the best providers, and paying fair prices for high quality healthcare using their healthcare accounts.
The US healthcare market is in the midst of a major shift towards individual responsibility for healthcare costs. However, recent Alegeus research affirms that many individuals today are not savvy healthcare “consumers,” and are unprepared to manage this ever-growing financial responsibility for their healthcare costs. Consumers will need significant support as they begin to take a more active role in managing their healthcare, to ensure they are paying fair prices and maximizing the value of their healthcare dollars.
True healthcare consumerism begins with the ability to compare pricing for services,” said Dr. Jeffrey Rice, Healthcare Blue Book Founder. “Healthcare Bluebook arms consumers with the knowledge they need to ensure fair prices for their healthcare – including a searchable national price benchmark database, educational content, and cost savings tips.
The Alegeus and Healthcare Bluebook partnership will take this one step further by combining access to account balances, payment and transparency tools in one central location. Consumers are increasingly leveraging account-based plans – such as FSAs, HSAs and HRAs – to save and pay for the cost of their healthcare. Alegeus will integrate the Healthcare Blookbook transparency toolset into its industry-leading consumer directed healthcare account platform – giving consumers a seamless way to view prices, check available funds, and efficiently pay for healthcare services using their healthcare accounts.
As consumer accountability for healthcare costs continues to grow, consumers need better tools to make healthcare decisions based on quality, cost and convenience,” said John Park, Chief Strategy Officer at Alegeus. “We are excited about this partnership because it provides individuals with everything they need to be more effective healthcare consumers. It supports our commitment to helping consumers optimize their healthcare spending and maximize their healthcare savings by adding further decision-support capabilities to our platform .
About Healthcare Bluebook
Healthcarebluebook.com, headquartered in Nashville, TN, is a leading provider of healthcare price transparency tools to employers, TPAs, health plans and provider organizations. Healthcare Bluebook tools help employers and employees save money by enabling consumers to understand local healthcare prices, compare providers on price and quality, and shop for care anywhere in the United States. To learn more, please visit our web site at http://www.healthcarebluebook.com or call (615) 422-5213.
With more than 25 years of growth and innovation, Alegeus is the market leader in SaaS-based healthcare 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. And our unique partnership model empowers our clients to achieve outsized results – growing their programs at a rate that is 2-3X the market, and with the highest net promoter scores (NPS) in the industry. We never compete with our clients – we win when they win. Alegeus is headquartered in Waltham, Mass., with operations centers in Orlando and Bangalore, and a large remote workforce.