3 big movements for paid startups


A trio of health insurance startups have announced important measures that expand their reach or strengthen their offerings.

Health Alignment

On August 19, payer Medicare Advantage announced it was adding more than 3,300 providers in Arizona and Nevada to its network through an agreement with CareMore Health.

Pending regulatory approval, the decision takes effect on January 1, 2022 and provides members with access to primary care and care coordination services from CareMore, which includes a range of ancillary benefits for seniors.

Illuminated health care

The Minneapolis-based insurer announced on Aug. 17 that it was expanding its reach to include a total of 17 states and 131 markets.

New markets include Texas, Georgia, Utah and Virginia, but Bright HealthCare is also strengthening its positions in Florida, California, Colorado and North Carolina. In California in particular, it will join the state health care exchange, Covered California.

Magellan Health

Magellan Healthcare, the behavioral health division of Phoenix-based Magellan Health, is rolling out the eMbolden training and coaching program, the company announced on August 18.

Developed alongside Finding Mastery, eMbolden uses principles of mental preparation, according to the announcement, and is based on the experience of Magellan Federal’s team of performance experts.


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