HealthSparq Announces New Contract with Wyoming-based WINhealth Expansion into Wyoming increases company's national presence

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSparq, the leading provider of integrated healthcare transparency solutions, announced today a new addition to its portfolio of customers, WINhealth. WINhealth is a not-for-profit managed care company that offers comprehensive plans for individuals, families, and groups, providing the tools and resources to help members take control of their own health.  

HealthSparq will now further empower healthcare shopping on the WINhealth site by partnering to offer cost estimation tools for treatments and services.

"This cost estimator solution from HealthSparq is exactly what we need to provide better value to our current members and to help us compete in the upcoming healthcare exchanges," said Stephen K. Goldstone, president and CEO of WINhealth. "We want to be the premier healthcare management company for residents of Wyoming and surrounding states, and to do this we have to offer cutting-edge technology, like HealthSparq's, that supports the needs of our members."

HealthSparq's Treatment and Service Cost Estimators give WINhealth's 10,000 members access to information that will help them make decisions that impact the cost of the care they receive, including their own out-of-pocket costs based on their individual benefits plan.

"WINhealth's leadership team is committed to finding opportunities that can provide better service and help its members manage the cost of premiums through preventive care," said Scott Decker, president of HealthSparq. "The HealthSparq transparency solutions achieve both of these objectives while also contributing to an overall effort to decrease healthcare costs."

Specifically, WINhealth's members will have the following functionality through software powered by HealthSparq:

  • HealthSparq Cost: Provides detailed out-of-pocket estimates and comparisons for common treatments, visits and services from pre-treatment to post-treatment.

Since launching over a year ago, HealthSparq has contracted with 17 health plans across 22 states that together provide coverage to more than 33 million consumers.

To learn more about HealthSparq, visit www.HealthSparq.com and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter. To receive a HealthSparq demo, please send an email to info@HealthSparq.com or call 855-SPARQ-IT (855-772-7748).

About HealthSparq

HealthSparq develops healthcare transparency solutions for health plans and self-insured employers. The HealthSparq platform leverages data from a variety of sources, including health insurance claims, linked together with community reviews and discussions to empower consumers to make informed decisions via online shopping for healthcare. HealthSparq is part of the Cambia Health Solutions family of companies and is located in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about HealthSparq, visit www.HealthSparq.com and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter. To request a HealthSparq demo, please send an email to info@HealthSparq.com or call 855-SPARQ-IT (855-772-7748).

About WINhealth

Since 1996, WINhealth has been dedicated to helping the people in our communities improve their well-being and make informed healthcare decisions. WINhealth offers comprehensive plans for individuals, families, and groups, and strongly supports positive, prevention-focused lifestyle choices.

WINhealth empowers members to take control of their own health, and make informed decisions, by providing WINhealth wellness programs, resources, and tools including HealthSparq Cost. From education to preventive care, WINhealth's plans make it possible to change "what if" from a concern to an opportunity.

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