CHICAGO, IL – December 8, 2014 – ConnectedHealth, the provider of an industry-leading benefits marketplace and personalized shopping platform, today announced that it is teaming up with Peak1 Administration, an employee benefits and ancillary insurance products Third Party Administrator, and UnitedHealthcare, an operating division of UnitedHealth Group®, to offer a new benefits program for employers in the State of Washington. The new turn-key program will be made available on the ConnectedHealth’s award-winning Smart Choices™ Marketplace in February.
As part of this new alliance, it will now be easier for brokers in Washington State to offer their clients with more than 50 employees an opportunity to reduce administrative time while providing cost-effective benefits to their workforce. Specifically, through the Smart Choices™ Marketplace, employees will have access to a competitively priced package of medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans from leading carriers in the industry, along with Peak1 Consumer Directed Health plans. The Smart Choices Marketplace provides the ability for employees to enroll in benefits with a defined amount of money from their employer and gives employers the ability to better manage their healthcare spending.
“We are excited to bring our brokers and others these new solution options,” said Joe Donlan, President at ConnectedHealth. “As the healthcare market continues to change at a rapid pace, brokers need accessible, ‘on-the-shelf’ benefit products for quick deployment to their employer clients. Our new collaboration with Peak1 Administration and UnitedHealthcare helps solve for this need in new and innovative ways.”
“On behalf of the dedicated employees at Peak1 Administration we are pleased to be working with two industry leaders, UnitedHealthcare and ConnectedHealth,” said Dan Crawford, CEO of Peak1 Administration. “This new alliance will allow Peak1 to expand its product offerings into the exploding marketplace of online benefits shopping and provide a dynamic consumer experience for brokers and their clients in the Pacific Northwest.”
As part of this collaboration, there will be a series of work sessions and webinars for brokers and employers in the Spokane, Seattle and Tri-cities area to showcase the platform and the simple administration and shopping process of the Smart Choices Marketplace. ConnectedHealth’s platform has set a new standard for helping consumers make better choices about their health-related dollars and right-size their overall benefits portfolio, based on their risk tolerance and likely healthcare use.
About Peak1 Administration
Peak1 Administration’s services meet at the apex of convenience and value. We operate around three pillars of customer satisfaction: integrity, accuracy, and innovation. Headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Peak1 Administration is a third party administrator that has quickly become a top choice. To learn more about Peak1, visit us at www.MyPeak1.com or on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
ConnectedHealth makes it easy for employees to shop for benefits online. Founded by the pioneers in consumer healthcare transparency, the company’s award-winning e-commerce platform delivers innovative benefits strategies to businesses, while offering consumers an intuitive shopping experience. To learn more about how ConnectedHealth is revolutionizing group and individual benefits, visit us at www.ConnectedHealth.com or on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.