SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative health and benefits strategies can fundamentally improve the healthcare experience, outcomes and cost structure for more than 180 million people receiving employer-sponsored health insurance in the U.S., according to Personalized Advocacy provider Accolade. The company's CEO Rajeev Singh will share these strategies and independently validated outcomes research at the upcoming Piper Jaffray Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City November 28th.
U.S. employers struggle to contain annual healthcare cost growth of more than five percent, prompting many to place more of the cost and coordination burden on their employees. At the same time, Accolade customers are reducing their healthcare cost trend to between one and two percent, without increasing employee deductibles or cost sharing. Singh will share how personalized advocacy consistently delivers a better healthcare experience and savings in concert – two challenges that have confounded employers for decades.
"There has been a dramatic shift in the conversations, questions and priorities with employers around their healthcare strategies over the past year, and we're seeing significant changes come about," said Singh. "Employers of every size know that to bring their employee satisfaction up and their costs down, they need to embrace innovation, and that's what we help them do. This moment in healthcare is about collaboration, sharing and applying data, looking forward with new ideas, and always putting the consumer at the center. We're happy to play an active role in this process."
Proven Healthcare Results drive Record Accolade Company Growth
Accolade's customer base is expanding at the fastest rate in the history of the company, with brands in the transportation, finance, technology, media, and energy industries choosing Accolade for its high-touch, high-tech approach and validated results. This year Accolade introduced new technology platform capabilities and services that include an online benefits center, asynchronous mobile and online messaging with dedicated Health Assistants and Nurses, and an enhanced data intelligence and analytics engine that enable a highly personalized healthcare experience for approximately 1.5 million employees and family members using Accolade today.
Accolade Expands Workforce to 1,000 Employees
Customer growth this year led Accolade to expand its workforce to 1,000 employees across the company's four offices located in Plymouth Meeting, PA; Seattle, WA; Scottsdale, AZ; and Prague, Czech Republic, with hiring focused mainly in Accolade's clinical and service operation teams. New positions are posted on the company's Careers page at www.accolade.com/careers.
Upcoming Accolade events:
- November 27-29: Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference, New York City, with Singh presenting Wednesday, November 28, at 3:50 p.m. Invitation only. Details here.
- November 27: Evanta Atlanta CHRO Leadership Summit, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Details here.
- December 14: Webinar hosted Employee Benefit News on "Don't believe the hype: Technology alone won't solve your healthcare benefits challenges," 1:30 p.m. EST. Details here.
Accolade is a personalized health and benefits solution that can dramatically improve the experience, outcomes and cost of healthcare for employers, health plans and their members. With a unique blend of compassionate advisors, clinical experts and intelligent technologies, we engage individuals and families in their health, establish trust, and influence their decisions at every stage of care. Accolade connects the widest array of personal health data and programs to present a single point of entry to the most effective health and benefits resources, while coordinating with providers at every step. Accolade consistently achieves industry leading Net Promoter Scores up to 70 NPS and higher, 98% consumer satisfaction ratings, and up to 15% employer cost savings. Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation's 25 most promising companies by Forbes, a fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 5000, and is consistently rated a Top Workplace across the country. For more information, https://www.accolade.com/.