Menlo Park, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2007
change:healthcare and HSA Living™ Insurance Services, LLC are proud to announce the launch of a new and innovative co-branded program MedBillManager, an online tool for consumers to more effectively manage and evaluate their healthcare expenses.
MedBillManager.com is an easy-to-use online program that provides individuals with a secure and inexpensive method for managing healthcare expenses while maximizing the value of their healthcare savings account (HSA). Specifically, the program helps consumers organize and compare their medical expenditures. It simplifies everything from provider bills and insurance statements to payment status and calculations of tax-deductible medical expenses. HSA Living customers can sign-up for the MedBillManager program at a discounted rate on the HSA Living's site at HSA.com.
"Healthcare Savings Accounts, and the people that use them, are a perfect fit with change:healthcare's business goals," said Christopher Parks, co-founder of change:healthcare. "This co-branded program enables individuals to gain more control over their healthcare options and better manage their healthcare dollar."
Creating healthcare transparency
By accessing resources on MedBillManager, the HSA account holder can anonymously compare their medical expenses and services to those of all other individuals in their area regardless of the type of insurance. This allows them to capitalize on opportunities for identifying more cost effective healthcare alternatives.
Annual subscription through HAS Living (hsa.com) is $19.95 for up to twelve users on one account.
According to Greg Golub, Founder and CEO at HSA Living, "The partnership with change:healthcare reflects our desire to empower customers with the best resources to manage their healthcare costs and make informed decisions about their healthcare options. We know the many challenges of healthcare and having a solution that is easy to use and can be accessed virtually anywhere will make a difference. We are among the first to offer the unique MedBillManager solution."
A Solution from someone who knows
Christopher Parks, co-founder of change:healthcare, started the company in 2006 after both of his parents passed away within a year of one another. They each suffered lengthy and costly illnesses. According to Parks, "My entire professional career has been spent in the healthcare industry, and still I was overwhelmed by the bills, EOBs, statements, and denials of claims ― not to mention having to deal with the emotional weight of losing my parents. That experience inspired me to do something that would give those who need it more confidence to deal with the healthcare system - something that would help people figure out who they owe, what they owe and what constitutes a fair price.
"For a nation that spends $2.2 trillion on healthcare, MedBillManger is a unique tool for improving the way any individual with medical expenses manages their healthcare."
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, change:healthcare (changehealthcare.com) was founded by Christopher Parks in 2006 after the loss of both of his parents to lengthy illnesses. With a mission to make healthcare easier, the company produces web applications that are user friendly, and make navigating the healthcare system easier while additionally promoting transparency in the healthcare market. The change:healthcare product line includes MedBillManager (MedBillManager.com) and FindYourDoc (FindYourDoc.com). Please visit http://www.medbillmanager.com and click on the link for "Special Offers through our Partners" for more information.
About HSA Living Insurance Services, LLC.
HSA Living™ (hsa.com) is an industry leader in providing individuals, families and micro businesses with complete Health Savings Account (HSA) programs that help people take control of their health care decisions and dollars. HSA Living's unique combination of easy-to-use decision tools, comprehensive online resources and friendly industry experts make it simple for consumers to evaluate and enroll in the right health insurance plan and HSA for them. Please visit http://www.hsa.com for more.