AUSTIN, TX – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 21, 2021–
Auxiliary bees (THB), a full-service insurance company that creates innovative aging-in-place solutions for payers and policyholders, today announced the launch of the company’s in-place aging provider. Marlet. This solution, which evolved from THB Care concierge Education and Care Management Program, combines a consumer-focused engagement team with a strong vendor intelligence platform to create vital and lasting change for millions of aging Americans. Thanks to a self-service portal, users have direct access to the care and support services essential to independent aging.
This announcement is a direct result of The Helper Bees’ acquisition of healthAlign, a leading administration and fulfillment platform that won one of the first Medicare Advantage (MA) contracts to administer additional non-medical benefits at home. The offer is built around flexible packages of home services that policyholders can manage themselves via a digital loan portfolio. The Marketplace brings together a network of thousands of home care, meal and nutritional support, transportation, home modification, pest control and grocery providers.
“This one-of-a-kind combination of a member-driven team and smart grid platform enables payers to better manage all aspects of home programming,” said Andy Friedell, founder and CEO of health align. “It is very difficult to organize different home services, and even more difficult to recover good data from these interactions. When outages occur, members suffer from bad experiences and missed opportunities to better coordinate care. We bring all home providers together on a single platform, operating in a common language while supporting the member’s journey through this process.
Behind the scenes, The Helper Bees platform requires every service provider to undergo extensive accreditation and ongoing monitoring to ensure that only approved and trusted care and support providers can enter the service. House. In addition to the innovative technology that powers the market, users have the opportunity to work with a Care concierge, an aging in place specialist who can help guide the elderly, their family or their care manager through the services available on the market.
Credits can be provided by operators, including Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and PACE programs, or through paid private services, including long-term care insurance (LTCI), group plans, value-added services and employer sponsored contracts. By bringing together accredited onsite aging service providers on a single platform, market users now have easy, one-stop access to the transformation services they need to stay independent and at home.
“I often ask the question ‘what does it really take to live and age in place? ” “, said Char Hu, CEO of The Helper Bees. “The truth is, the answer changes over time and from individual to individual. This makes it extremely difficult to organize, deploy and scale home service offerings. Until now. This market will change the landscape of aging in place, empower seniors and serve as a role model for future generations. “
As of 2019, Medicare Advantage plans have had additional flexibility to offer a wider range of in-home services. As a result, the number of plans offering these benefits has increased dramatically. HealthAlign’s MA activity has grown from a dozen health plans in 2019 to more than 200 planned for early 2022. At the same time, members and care managers are enjoying these new benefits at an even greater rate. faster. healthAlign has seen double-digit monthly growth in service volumes throughout 2021. This rate is slightly higher than the growth rates seen in 2020 and the company expects this to accelerate further in 2022. Today ‘ hui, The Helper Bees, and healthAlign run over 1.5 million hours of home care per year.
About helper bees
Auxiliary bees (THB) is an insurance company, which successfully improves the home care experience for payers and recipients of care. THB works with some of the world’s largest insurers to deliver transformative solutions ranging from digitalization and healthcare procurement to the application of machine learning to power intelligent care and claims analysis and processing.
health align, a company of The Helper Bees, helps health plans manage the full range of home care services. Through its cloud-based homeAlign ™ application, the company automates home service workflows, helps ensure execution through a nationwide network of accredited home service providers, and creates a marketplace where providers are rewarded in based on past performance and prices. healthAlign also helps plans standardize home data to promote better allocation of home resources.
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