Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine and Castlight Health Announce Strategic Collaboration
November 05, 2015
Collaboration Supports Healthcare Consumerism and Adoption of Innovative Technologies to Help Lower Healthcare Costs and Improve Outcomes
San Francisco, CA and South Portland, ME – (November 5, 2015) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine and Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) a leader in enterprise healthcare management (EHM) today announced a strategic relationship to help employers and their employees lower costs, improve outcomes, and increase benefits satisfaction. During the initial three-year term of the agreement, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine will provide its commercial members in Maine access to Castlight’s innovative cost and quality decision-support tools on Anthem.com , which will be rolled out to members over the term of the contract. The companies will also jointly market Castlight’s solutions to [Anthem’s] customer base.
“Transparency is an essential part of providing consumers with the tools they need to make informed health care decisions,” said Dan Corcoran, president and general manager for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine. “Consumer data, together with Castlight’s innovative, consumer-friendly web and mobile solutions, will give our members more support than ever by providing easy to understand health care cost and quality information which can help drive engagement, lower costs, and lead to more satisfaction with healthcare benefits overall.”
In addition to making available Castlight’s core transparency tool, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine will provide its commercial customers with a simple path to premium Castlight enterprise healthcare management (EHM) solutions, which can help these organizations optimize their benefits management strategy.
“Castlight is deeply honored to collaborate with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine in this endeavor. Our relationship represents a major advance in bringing innovative technologies to employers and employees that will help them lower their healthcare costs, and improve medical outcomes,” said Giovanni Colella, M.D., co-founder and chief executive officer at Castlight Health. “We are confident that this collaboration will further accelerate the adoption of our EHM solutions in the market.”
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
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About Castlight Health
Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE:CSLT) is a leader in Enterprise Healthcare Management. We believe great healthcare builds great business, and U.S. enterprises can gain control over the $620 billion spent annually on healthcare, transforming a crippling cost into a strategic business advantage. Recognized as a 2014 top software platform by the HR Technology Conference & Exposition, the Castlight Enterprise Healthcare Cloud enables employers to understand and manage their healthcare investments while helping employees make the best possible healthcare decisions. Castlight is a great place to work, honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice award and recognized by Rock Health for Diversity in Leadership. For more information visit www.castlighthealth.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and Like us on Facebook. Source: Castlight Health.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
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This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on Castlight’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to Castlight’s management. Forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this presentation, including information concerning the success of the expanded collaboration and the pace of adoption of Castlight’s solutions.
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