SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine Health, the next-generation health plan offering only the highest quality providers, and Zest Health, a mobile solution and concierge service providing personalized health and benefits advocacy and navigation, today announced an alliance to enhance Imagine Health's differentiated member experience.
Imagine Health gives employers the ability to offer their clients a standalone health plan comprised of only the highest-performing hospitals and physicians in their local markets. By leveraging the purchasing power of employers, Imagine Health lowers costs through its unparalleled approach to direct contracting, thus creating meaningful relationships between employers and health systems. With a focus on saving lives, Imagine Health improves the quality of care in America, lowers costs for employers and their people, and finally takes the power back from big healthcare.
Imagine Health's unparalleled member experience enables a broad range of services sensitive to the needs of employees, helping them to avoid unnecessary medical costs, enhance employee engagement and satisfaction with benefits, and alleviate the stress and burden placed on human resources teams in managing healthcare benefits.
"Our alliance with Zest Health raises the bar yet again on our commitment to provide an unprecedented member experience for self-funded employers and their members," Chris Cigarran, CEO of Imagine Health, said. "We're leveraging Zest's technology-enabled solution to help end the confusion and complexity that so many consumers face when trying to navigate the medical and insurance systems today. By marrying an optimal member experience with our existing health plan consisting of high-performance networks, members have the support they need when they need it in a convenient and powerful way."
Imagine, in partnership with Zest, offers a broad range of services sensitive to the needs of each member, including:
• Easy in-network appointment scheduling and other concierge services
• Benefits experts to assist with claims and billing-related questions
• Mobile tracking of real-time deductibles and out-of-pocket costs
• Registered nurse support with integrated telemedicine
• Personalized plan design, provider network, and insurance card storage within the app
"We are excited to partner with Imagine Health's high-performance health plan and high-quality networks across the U.S.," said Ann Mond Johnson, CEO of Zest Health. "Zest Health brings Imagine's members easy-to-use 24/7 access to their benefits, creating a better and more efficient experience."
About Zest Health
Chicago startup Zest Health is a digital consumer healthcare company that equips people to make savvy healthcare choices. Consumers currently have access to Zest Health offerings through company HR/benefits and insurance plans. Learn more at zesthealth.com.