Simplee Launches Free Online Payments for Medical Bills

For the First Time Consumers Can Digitally Track, Reconcile, Review and Pay All of Their Medical Bills With a One-Stop Personal Health Care Expense Management Service

Sep 26, 2011, 09:00 ET from Simplee

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Simplee has announced the launch of a fully integrated  electronic bill payment service, making it possible for the first time to pay all of your medical bills and manage all of your health insurance plans and expenses in a single place. Whether for an individual or an entire family, Simplee's Web-based personal health care expense management service is now the easiest way to access a complete snapshot of your health care picture and then pay, reconcile and confirm medical payments at the click of a mouse.

In a matter of minutes consumers can create a free online account with Simplee, quickly link it to their medical and dental plans, and then connect a debit card or major credit card (including VISA, MasterCard and Discover) to their profile to begin utilizing the online payments service. There is no charge for using it, and users will receive automated notifications when a bill is ready for review and payment.

"The first step toward achieving better quality care at a lower cost is understanding your health insurance and knowing where and how you're spending your money," said Tomer Shoval, CEO and co-founder at Simplee. "Simplee arms consumers with the information they need to make better health care decisions for their families and ultimately do more with their money. Now, with the introduction of free online payments, we've taken it one step further."

The new application is the latest in a powerful, growing set of features that give Simplee's users complete and convenient digital management of their personal health care expenses. Its intuitive billing dashboard combines both the bill from the medical provider and the explanation of benefits (EOB) from the insurance carrier, so that consumers can review and understand exactly what they owe when an insurance claim has been processed.

By presenting a unified look and feel for every bill, regardless of the procedure or provider, Simplee makes it possible for consumers to navigate the complicated world of medical expenses with ease. They can finally understand what portion of a bill they are responsible for, what should be paid by their insurance and when a payment is due.

A Fresh, Intelligent Way to Manage Health Care Expenses

Simplee transforms health insurance information into a personalized dashboard that allows users to track bills and claims in real-time, and edit transaction details. It intuitively presents medical visits, deductible status, health savings accounts (HSAs) and total family spending over time with a simplified explanation of deductibles, plans and benefits. Simplee also provides alerts and reminders that help consumers take full advantage of hidden benefits offered under each plan like free preventative care.

The password-protected service provides exceptional data security. Simplee is HIPAA-compliant and private health care records cannot by altered or compromised in any way by using it.

Support is currently provided for Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, CIGNA, Delta Dental, MetLife, UnitedHealthcare, Vision Service Plan (VSP) and WellPoint (Empire BCBS) with additional plans coming online often.

Simplee Presents at Health 2.0

Tomer Shoval will be presenting at the Fifth Annual Health 2.0 Conference, taking place on September 26 and 27 in San Francisco at the Hilton Union Square. He will discuss the Simplee service as part of the "Self Management Devices, Tools and Trackers" session at 10:45 AM on Tuesday, September 27.

About Simplee

Simplee is a privately held company dedicated to empowering consumers to take control of their health care expenses. The free, web-based consumer service helps users better understand and manage their health care expenses, identify ways to save money and find better care at a lower cost through an easy-to-use, simple dashboard with a set of powerful customization tools. Led by former executives from eBay and EMC, Simplee was created and developed by a team of industry veterans with deep online consumer content and commerce expertise. The early-stage funded company is located in Palo Alto, California, and maintains a development center in Israel. For more information go to http://www.simplee.com.

Simplee is a registered trademark or trademark of Simplificare, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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