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August 3, 2022
San Mateo, Calif. – August 3, 2022 — Today, MORE Health, a leader in cross-border telemedicine, announced its global expansion of Prodigy Fertility by MORE Health. It will extend advanced fertility offerings to provide more options for employers seeking inclusive benefits to address employee health and wellness. MORE Health is a global digital health company widely recognized for offering individuals access to the best medical minds in the world. Through cutting-edge technology, MORE Health delivers Virtual Expert Medical Opinions to provide employers with an inclusive benefit that can improve health outcomes, boost productivity, and reduce healthcare costs.“For years, we have had success helping individuals and couples overcome infertility and other critical illness. It made sense to expand our offerings globally to meet the needs of our clients,” said Hope Lewis, MORE Health’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Expanding our fertility benefits will support a diverse workforce, help our clients attract and retain talent, and reduce stress during a difficult time. Short term, this will help companies in the ‘Great Resignation.’ Long term, this will allow us to reach more people and continue our goal of improving patients’ lives.”Prodigy Fertility by MORE Health will enable employers to offer advanced fertility benefits, including video consultations, egg and sperm freezing or donation, IVF, gestational carrier program (or surrogacy), and birth tourism. Unlike other solutions, Prodigy Fertility by MORE Health combines fertility services with leading medical experts from the MORE Health provider network to deliver the best possible health outcomes for all unexpected medical complications that may arise during one’s fertility journey.Benefit members, as well as non-members who use the service on a self-pay basis, will have access to Virtual Expert Medical Opinions from leading physicians specializing in reproductive health, infertility, and high-risk pregnancy. The service extends to post-delivery healthcare for parents, surrogates, as well as kids born preterm or with other sudden critical illness. About MORE HealthMORE Health began operations in 2011 and is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley. Since incorporating in 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents. It continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. 
July 5, 2022
San Mateo, Calif. – July 6, 2022 — SNIC Insurance announced the signing of a business collaboration agreement with MORE Health, a global digital healthcare company headquartered in Silicon Valley California USA. MORE Health provides patients access to the best medical minds in the world for an Expert Medical Second Opinion Benefit when they are facing a critical and potentially life-changing illness. The benefit is delivered virtually using the latest technology giving patients access without leaving home or missing work. SNIC Insurance’s partnership with MORE Health aims to provide SNIC Employee Benefits customers with the highest level of expertise when in critical need of a second opinion by granting them access to world-renowned physicians associated with leading academic medical centers.  Patients who claim the remote second opinion service will benefit from Co-Diagnosis® as the patient’s treating doctors are partnered through technology with MORE Health Physician Specialists to jointly develop a comprehensive collaborative diagnosis and the best treatment plan.  At the patient’s request, and once the case is validated by the SNIC Life and Medical Claims team, the patient will have 24/7 access to the MORE Health Platform. The team of experts will objectively review the existing diagnosis and treatment plan and offer a potentially new perspective. The MORE Health Case Manager will act as the patient’s advocate and is an effective bridge between the various medical teams and the patient—with the assistance of the SNIC Life and Medical Claims team. A dedicated case manager will guide the patient through the steps each service requires, collect all the patient’s medical history, test results, medical imaging, and keep the patient in the loop on progress while maintaining confidentiality and integrity.Leading MORE Health’s global expansion is Ted Bukowski, who serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. “We are excited about this new initiative with SNIC Insurance which helps us continue our mission to improve the lives of patients around the world,” said Mr. Bukowski. “We have worked diligently to build an exceptional provider network of physicians from top academic medical institutions in the world, and we couldn’t be more pleased to offer SNIC members access to the best medical minds in the world when they need it most.”On this occasion, Mr. Feda Salameh, Assistant General Manager of Marketing and Consumer Affairs of SNIC Insurance said: " We are very pleased with this collaboration which could be a life-changing service to our clients by utilizing the technology of Remote Second Medical Opinion by the best medical international consortiums extending the needed guidance for the best possible medical decision and treatment plan when its most needed without leaving home or having to miss work. Mr. Salameh concluded” This unique service comes as part of SNIC’s ongoing quest to offer the latest advanced solutions to its clients for the benefit of enhancing customer satisfaction and improving customer experience. The Remote Second Opinion is extended to our Employee Benefits Members as a free benefit for an added value to our clients knowing they can take advantage of MORE Health’s dedicated services when a highly critical health case arises.  This service offers several unique benefits starting with the best team of expert physicians and the state-of-the-art diagnostics platform, with a dedicated case manager for each patient, and a specialized second opinion for kids. We believe this market-leading remote 24/7 second opinion service will provide our customers with an extra layer of security and peace of mind knowing that such valuable service is available whenever they need it. For media inquiries, please contact Amanda Raitz-Hébert, VP of Global Marketing at amanda.raitz@morehealth.com.
June 14, 2022
MORE Health Awarded Gold in Competition that Recognizes World's Best Digital Health ResourcesSan Mateo, Calif. – June 15, 2022 — MORE Health was selected as a winner in the 24th annual Digital Health Awards® program. This competition—held each spring and fall—recognizes the world’s best digital health resources.The digital health company received a Gold Award for Social Media—LinkedIn. Marlow Hoffman, Marketing Brand Manager for MORE Health, is responsible for the production and design of the company’s social media which includes the LinkedIn platform.“We were delighted to participate in the 24th annual Digital Health Awards competition, and we're honored to be selected as a winner,” said Amanda Raitz-Hébert, Head of Marketing at MORE Health. “Our winning entry was chosen from nearly 700 entries judged by a panel of distinguished experts in digital health media.”MORE Health is a global digital health company headquartered in San Mateo, California. Pairing world-leading experts with cutting-edge technology, MORE Health’s Expert Medical Opinion is offered to employers as an employee benefit to improve health outcomes, boost productivity, and reduce medical spending. The company works with employers and benefits brokers, and the benefit is also available through their strategic partner, Virgin Pulse.The Health Information Resource CenterSM (HIRC), organizer of the Digital Health Awards, is a national information clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Other well-known HIRC programs include the annual National Health Information AwardsSM (healthawards.com), which annually recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information (in non-digital formats).About MORE HealthMORE Health is a global digital health company that pairs world-leading experts with cutting-edge technology to serve companies worldwide. Providing virtual access to the best medical minds in the world, MORE Health is improving the lives of patients around the globe with Virtual Second Medical Opinions from world-leading experts, Medical Travel Assistance to navigate medical treatment for patients internationally, and other offerings of Digital Clinical Tools, Medical Education, and Clinical Research. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world when they need it most—when facing serious life-changing illness. For general questions or media inquires, please contact Amanda Raitz Hébert, VP of Global Marketing at amanda.raitz@morehealth.com. 
January 29, 2022
Virgin Pulse clients can expand their Homebase for Health® with MORE Health’s second opinion, virtual diagnosis and treatment plan recommendation benefitsSan Mateo, Calif., January, 28, 2022 – MORE Health today announced it has partnered with Virgin Pulse, the leading global provider of tech-enabled solutions, making its expert second medical opinion benefit available for contract through Virgin Pulse to employers, health plans and hospital systems worldwide. MORE Health provides users and their family members access to the best medical minds in the world when faced with decisions regarding a serious, life-changing illness. The company’s preconfigured benefits are available to eligible employees, health plan members and health system patients through Virgin Pulse’s Homebase for Health® solution. Homebase for Health connects data, people and technology to deliver high-tech, human-touch experiences that engage and reward individual journeys. MORE Health provides patients peace of mind and confidence when facing a life-changing illness. Through its proprietary digital platform, MORE Health Case Managers connect the patient’s case and medical records to world-renowned MORE Health Physician Specialists. MORE Health’s Co-Diagnosis® service uses a collaborative approach to put the patient at the center of care. The patient’s attending physician and MORE Health Physician Specialist team up to deliver a diagnosis and treatment plan efficiently and effectively within just five days.“As a global digital health company, we look to partner with other innovative companies that employ technology to improve member care,” said Ted Bukowski, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at MORE Health. “We are excited to join Virgin Pulse’s partner network as a second opinion provider to deliver access to the best medical minds while helping organizations save money on healthcare costs.” Virgin Pulse’s industry-leading engagement levels increases partner program visibility and utilization through streamlined company adoption, seamless integration and member incentives. Virgin Pulse motivates members to develop healthy habits, manage health conditions and navigate their healthcare benefits by rewarding them for completing MORE Health’s second opinion process, follow-up assessment and quarterly quizzes.As a certified Virgin Pulse partner, MORE Health helps companies worldwide eliminate administrative burdens including privacy and security reviews, product configuration, procurement, contracting, invoicing and reporting. Virgin Pulse’s comprehensive digital tools, live services and partners like MORE Health help more than 100 million people worldwide change their lives for good while reducing company’s healthcare costs. Studies show 88 percent of second medical opinions result in major changes to diagnoses or recommended treatment plans. Leveraging MORE Health’s virtual second opinions from world-leading experts ensures the correct diagnosis and minimizes unnecessary treatment of misdiagnosed conditions.About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence to patients when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Delivering second medical opinions virtually, MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world’s best medical minds. This collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process—empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. Offering all the benefits of a second opinion, the service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPR- and HIPPA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™, thus minimizing errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan developed. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most.# # #
October 19, 2021
San Mateo, Calif., – October 19, 2021 – Today, the global digital healthcare company MORE Health announced that it has received ISO 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS).  ISO 27001:2013 is an information security management system standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). MORE Health’s certification was issued by A-LIGN, an independent and accredited certification body based in the United States, on successful completion of a formal audit process. This certification is evidence that MORE Health has met rigorous international standards in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and security of data and information in all areas of its company.“We built security and privacy into our company’s architecture,” said William Lewis, Chief Security Officer and General Counsel at MORE Health. “We incorporated safeguards into all technology from the ground up and adhere to the highest security standards.” He went on to say, “We take threats to availability, integrity, and confidentiality of our clients’ information seriously, and we want to ensure and implement the highest levels of security.”MORE Health is a leader in cross-border telemedicine and was awarded one of the Top 150 Digital Health Companies by CB Insights. More recently, the company was ranked No. 33 on the Future Healthcare Top 100 Series List. The MORE Health Physician Collaboration Platform™ is a GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant digital health solution utilized by specialists around the world to deliver remote second opinions to patients globally. About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence when you need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world's best medical minds through a virtual second opinion. This collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process—empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. The service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™; this minimizes errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan developed. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most. For more information, please Contact Us. For inquiries, please contact Amanda Raitz Hébert, VP of Marketing at MORE Health, at amanda.raitz@morehealth.com. 
October 14, 2021
Houston, Texas, and San Mateo, Calif., - October 14, 2021 — Baylor College of Medicine and the global healthcare company MORE Health announced a unique collaboration that provides patients across the world access to the nationally and internationally recognized physicians at Baylor College of Medicine through MORE Health's Physician Collaboration Platform™.Through its prestigious network of tertiary and quaternary academic medical centers and esteemed physician specialists, MORE Health delivers a sophisticated version of the medical second opinion for its patients, called a collaborative diagnosis (or Co-Diagnosis®). The company provides this Co-Diagnosis® service through its full-featured, intuitive, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant online platform. Together with the patient's treating physicians in their home state or country, MORE Health's physician specialists team up to deliver a diagnosis and treatment plan efficiently and effectively for the patient. Providing the patient with an expert remote second opinion saves them time and often puts their worries at ease.“It is truly an honor to add Baylor College of Medicine physicians to our prestigious network of specialists,” said Ted Bukowski, EVP, and Chief Revenue Officer at MORE Health. “Baylor is affiliated with nine highly regarded institutions, including Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, Baylor College of Medicine has a diversity of resources unparalleled at other academic health centers."“Our faculty physicians are committed to providing quality patient care, and we look forward to the opportunity to lend our medical expertise through the new collaboration with MORE Health,” said Dr. James T. McDeavitt, Executive Vice President and Dean of Clinical Affairs.Baylor College of Medicine boasts world-class physicians, multidisciplinary offerings, and a legacy of expertise. Its researchers and physicians also spearhead genetics research and solve complex medical cases, making Baylor one of the world’s foremost practitioners of precision medicine.Since 2013, MORE Health has helped thousands of patients around the world access care in the United States. Through this collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, MORE Health patients can access even more of the world's most preeminent doctors and specialists.About Baylor College of MedicineBaylor College of Medicine in Houston is a health sciences university and known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It is the only private medical school in the greater southwest and is ranked 22nd among medical schools for research and 17th for primary care by U.S. News & World Report. Baylor is listed 20th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding and No. 1 in Texas. The Baylor pediatrics program ranked 7th among all pediatric programs, and is ranked in the Top 25 in seven other specialties. Located in the Texas Medical Center, Baylor has affiliations with seven teaching hospitals and jointly owns and operates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, part of CHI St. Luke’s Health. Baylor Medicine is the primary multidisciplinary clinical practice of Baylor College of Medicine, which includes all clinical and administrative activities based in Baylor ambulatory care locations and activities supporting Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. At Baylor Medicine, patients have access to world-class healthcare in more than 30 specialties and hundreds of clinical trials, all backed by the legacy of Baylor College of Medicine.About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence to patients when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Delivering second medical opinions virtually, MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world's best medical minds. This collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process—empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. Offering all the benefits of a second opinion, the service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™, thus minimizing errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan developed. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most. For more information, please Contact Us.
July 28, 2021
Aurora, Colo. and San Mateo, Calif. - July 28, 2021 — Children's Hospital Colorado and the global healthcare company MORE Health announced a unique collaboration that provides patients across the world access to the nationally- and internationally-recognized physicians at Children's Hospital Colorado through MORE Health's Physician Collaboration Platform™.Through its prestigious network of tertiary and quaternary Academic Medical Centers and esteemed physician specialists, MORE Health delivers a sophisticated version of the medical second opinion for its patients, called a collaborative diagnosis (or Co-Diagnosis®). The company provides this Co-Diagnosis® service through its full-featured, intuitive, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant online platform. Together with the patient's treating physicians in their home country, MORE Health's physician specialists team up to deliver a diagnosis and treatment plan efficiently and effectively for the patient. Providing the patient with an expert remote second opinion saves them time and often puts their worries at ease. “In developing our provider network for MORE Health for Kids, we seek out the very best for children and their families, said Ted Bukowski, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer of MORE Health. "That's why we are proud to offer Children's Hospital Colorado to our prestigious network of children's hospitals.” “As one of the most comprehensive and highest-quality children’s hospitals in the United States, Children’s Hospital Colorado offers a complete range of health care services for children and young adults with childhood diseases,” says Raphe Schwartz, chief strategy officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado. “We are very excited to support children and families all over the world by offering second opinions to keep them close to home.”Children’s Hospital Colorado is one of the nation’s leading pediatric healthcare systems, ranked #6 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has established itself as a pioneer in the discovery of innovative and groundbreaking treatments that are shaping the future of pediatric healthcare worldwide. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped thousands of patients around the world access care in the United States. Through this partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, MORE Health patients can access even more of the world's most preeminent doctors and specialists.About Children’s Hospital ColoradoChildren’s Hospital Colorado is one of the nation’s leading and most expansive pediatric healthcare systems with a mission to improve the health of children through patient care, education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1908 and recognized as a top ten children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado has established itself as a pioneer in the discovery of innovative and groundbreaking treatments that are shaping the future of pediatric healthcare worldwide. Children’s Colorado offers a full spectrum of family-centered care at its urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Colorado, including its location on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and across the region. In 2019, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, opened as the first pediatric-only hospital in southern Colorado. For more information, visit www.childrenscolorado.org, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence to patients when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Delivering second medical opinions virtually, MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world's best medical minds. This collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process—empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. Offering all the benefits of a second opinion, the service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPR- and HIPAA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™, thus minimizing errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan developed. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most. For more information about MORE Health for Kids, visit morehealth.com/kids, or contact us.
June 9, 2021
Miami, Fla., and San Mateo, Calif., June 9, 2021 — A collaboration between QHM  - Quality Health Management, a global medical cost containment leader, and MORE Health, an expert medical second opinion and collaborative diagnosis service, now offers an advanced second medical opinion (SMO) solution for client companies of QHM.Today, clients of QHM will have easy access to a world-leading second opinion service when making decisions regarding serious life-changing illnesses. Upon client activation, QHM virtually connects the patient's attending doctor with a MORE Health Physician Specialist to jointly develop a comprehensive collaborative diagnosis together with the optimum treatment plan via MORE Health’s outstanding panel of subject matter physician experts in leading centers of excellence around the globe."Through this expert collaboration, QHM is pleased to expand its offering with an innovative next-generation second opinion medical opinion solution for its many clients globally," said Sven Thorslund, Quality Health Management’s Sales Director."As a care-conscious innovator, MORE Health offers a technology-driven collaborative approach to diagnosis and delivers the most effective treatment plan possible," adds MORE Health's Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Pam Frank. "Patients value understanding their options, payors appreciate more clarity, and medical experts at centers of excellence favor our leading-edge imaging and technologies. Our global mindset and culture of caring align very well with QHM to bring cross-border health management to new levels.""The MORE Health service ensures that patients have the correct diagnosis, minimizing any chance of error, and allows them to understand the best possible treatment options before making a decision on the best path forward. This service provides much needed peace of mind for patients and the inclusion of these benefits represents significant added value, savings, and differentiation for health plans, reinsurers and other stakeholders, Thorslund further commented.About QHM InternationalHeadquartered in Miami, FL, QHM - Quality Health Management (QHM) is a medical cost containment company offering specialized services to global healthcare insurers, reinsurers, and governments. QHM has been guiding the global needs of clients, payers and patients with PPO, administrative, and specialty services since 2000. With exceptional experience and expertise in managing the access, quality, and costs of global healthcare, QHM helps protect clients’ bottom line and customer experience through effective and flexible boutiques style solutions for savings and service.About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence to patients when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Delivering second medical opinions virtually, MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world’s best medical minds. Offering all the benefits of a second opinion, the service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPRHIPPA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most. 
June 8, 2021
Just announced: Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) has announced its Spring 2021 Digital Health Awards, honoring the world’s best digital health resources.MORE Health is honored to have received an award in the social media category for its LinkedIn profile. The Digital Health Awards are celebrating their 23rd year and recognize high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. These awards are an “extension of the HIRC’s National Health Information Awards™, the largest program of its kind in the United States.”Visit MORE Health’s LinkedIn page here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/more-health.About MORE HealthMORE Health, a global digital health company, provides peace of mind and confidence to patients when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Delivering second medical opinions virtually, MORE Health delivers a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan from the world’s best medical minds. This collaborative approach to diagnosis puts the patient at the center of the process—empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. Offering all the benefits of a second opinion, the service ensures that the attending doctor and the expert physician specialist are aligned through their proprietary, GDPR- and HIPPA-compliant Physician Collaboration Platform™, thus minimizing errors while also resolving potential conflicts regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan developed. Since 2013, MORE Health has helped patients on six continents and continues its mission to provide clients and their members access to the best medical minds in the world—when they need it most.
April 21, 2021
SAN MATEO, CA – Today, MORE Health, a global digital health company, has announced a “new addition” to their family: MORE Health for Kids. “I refused to accept anyone giving up on a young child,” says Hope Lewis, Co-Founder and CEO of MORE Health. Lewis was working as an international finance attorney when her client’s 18-month-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer. When physicians declared the case hopeless, it was a second opinion and new treatment plan from world-renowned oncologists that provided hope. Today, that little girl is fifteen, healthy, and cancer-free.This story inspired the formation of MORE Health and directed the company’s mission to give people access to the best medical minds in the world when they need it most when facing a serious life-changing illness. Guiding their mission and new brand is Jonathan Finlay, MD, ChB, FRCP. Finlay is a world-renowned pediatric neuro-oncologist, or as he likes to call it, “a child’s brain tumor doctor.” He is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and is Principal Investigator of NEXT / Head Start 4 Consortium Trial at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Among his many awards, he is the first pediatric specialist to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Neuro-Oncology.Finlay will serve as Pediatrician-in-Chief of MORE Health for Kids, providing parents virtual second medical opinions with the leading specialists from world-class academic medical institutions. This service will be delivered through MORE Health’s proprietary digital platform and can be accessed in the U.S. or internationally.“I have worked with families and physicians throughout the world for the last forty years and have seen how devastating cancer can be to a child, parents, and siblings,” Finlay said. He goes on to say, “I’ve also seen how new treatments have provided children with both improved survival rates and improved quality of life—which is why I’m delighted to join MORE Health for Kids to provide children and their families with the highest level of healthcare when they need it most.”For more information, visit MORE Health for Kids.About MORE HealthMORE Health is a global digital health company that provides peace of mind and confidence to make the best healthcare decisions when diagnosed with a serious life-changing illness. The company delivers second medical opinions virtually. MORE Health utilizes its HIPAA-compliant platform to connect patients to a world-leading physician specialist. The service is offered as an employee benefit or on an individual case basis.
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August 3, 2022
Infertility is becoming a more approachable subject—so much so that employers have noticed and are taking action to support the health and wellness of their workforce. And it’s about time. Having someone who can help you be your own advocate when facing a challenging health scenario is the key to happy, healthy, and productive employees. And that’s where we come in. We are experienced in helping patients diagnosed with serious illness, including reproductive health, miscarriage, or high-risk pregnancy. Since 2011, we have grown to 6.2 million employee benefit members worldwide; however, in select markets, we have also assisted individual patients with infertility, IVF, and surrogacy through our concierge service. Take a couple we’ll call Kacey and Rob, who we recently worked with on an individual case basis: We helped them venture down the path of IVF and facilitated every step of their journey. They successfully became pregnant, but unexpectedly, at 32 weeks, their son was born at only 25 weeks of gestation. His organs were not fully developed, and he went to the NICU right after birth. Improving Health Outcomes The newborn's condition continued to deteriorate, leaving Kacey and Rob beyond devastated. They were at the best hospital in their local area, but the doctors there had never dealt with such a complex case. That’s when the parents turned to us. We jumped into action, contacting our hospital partner—a top children’s hospital—that had successfully handled many other cases of premature babies in critical care. We quickly provided the couple with an expert medical opinion and a recommended treatment plan. Then, at Kacey and Rob’s request, we assisted with the newborn’s transfer to that children’s hospital, where he received the treatment he needed to survive—and thrive. Today, this child is a healthy toddler about to celebrate his second birthday with his whole future ahead of him. By helping patients like Kacey, Rob, and their son, we identified something that was missing in traditional fertility benefits: an expert resource for sudden medical complications. At all points on the fertility journey—whether planning, conception, pregnancy, or post-delivery healthcare—patients need quick, virtual access to a leading expert for the best health outcomes for them and their child. We are filling this gap in the world of employee benefits to continue our mission of helping people when they need it most.Meet Prodigy FertilityThis week, MORE Health announced the launch of Prodigy Fertility as an employee benefit. We have also expanded our fertility concierge services to the U.S. and all other global markets. Services include video consultations, egg and sperm freezing, IVF, egg and sperm donation, a gestational carrier program (surrogacy), and birth tourism. Unlike other offerings, Prodigy Fertility by MORE Health provides a virtual second opinion from a world-leading expert if you experience medical complications during your fertility journey. All these offerings include white-glove Fertility Case Management navigation. We understand that infertility can feel paralyzing and all-consuming. Once you’re finally on the path to having a child, whether naturally or through IVF or gestational carrier, no one wants anything to go wrong—but it can. Each situation is unique, and so is its impact, but no matter the scenario, you never have to handle it alone. There is a growing demand for fertility benefitsCompanies are looking for inclusive benefits for a diverse workforce that can also attract and retain top talent. According to a survey from The National Infertility Association, a whopping 77% of employees would stay at their company for fertility benefits—and 88% would consider changing jobs to access them. Those aren’t the only eye-opening statistics. In addition:The average age of first-time mothers is increasing. 1 in 5 couples aged 30 or older experience infertility.1 in 2 LGBTQ couples are starting families.20% to 30% of pregnancies are considered high-risk.A new study by Mercer revealed that 61% of employers with 500+ employees have some sort of infertility coverage. These offerings vary drastically. Some companies will provide employees a designated monetary amount they can spend on fertility services annually or as a lifetime benefit. Others specify the types of services they want to offer, such as egg freezing, artificial insemination, or a designated number of IVF rounds. Some companies even offer unlimited fertility services because they see the value in this type of benefit.One might think that adding benefits of this magnitude would increase medical spending, but it’s quite the oppositePre-term births cost employers more than $12 billion annually in addition to their medical spending. The cost of claims increased 37% from 2018 to 2021, according to Sun Life’s most recent annual report analyzing stop-loss claims data and medical trends. Complications around newborn/infant care were among the most frequent million-dollar+ claims in 2021, driven almost entirely by medical spending, not pharmacy costs. When factoring in maternal costs, March of Dimes reported that employers and their employees pay $58,917 more when a baby is born prematurely.The bottom line is that it is essential to incorporate cost-containment strategies to reduce and control medical spending. Adding benefits that save money on healthcare costs while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a win-win for employers and their team members. Employers who don’t put fertility benefits on the table not only spend more but also lose $3.8 million in productivity each year per 10,000 employees. There is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to benefits for a diverse workforce. Still, MORE Health is harnessing innovative medical technologies to bring fresh, creative solutions to the table for employer groups of all sizes. Contact our team today if your company would like to learn more about our unique platform and benefit options.