Accolade Partners with Meritain Health (an Aetna company) to Support 3,000 Allegiant Employees and their Families
SEATTLE – January 30, 2018 – Accolade, a healthcare advocacy solution for employers, health plans and their members, announced today it will provide personalized health and benefits support for 3,000 Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) employees and their families. By selecting Accolade, Allegiant brings its health plan members a team of Health Assistants, Nurses and Clinical Specialists to help them navigate the complexities of healthcare and benefits. Allegiant employees join more than one million Accolade members from employers of all sizes who are getting the care and support they need to improve their health and reduce unnecessary healthcare costs.
Accolade presents Allegiant employees and their families a single point of entry to personalized health and benefits, including support for claims and billing questions, provider searches, clinical needs and more from any channel – online, mobile message or phone. Accolade also integrates with Allegiant’s third party administrator (TPA) Meritain Health, an independent subsidiary of Aetna. The combination of Meritain Health and Accolade gives Allegiant a highly effective, efficient and personalized health benefits solution. With Accolade, Allegiant will see increased utilization of the most effective benefits for each member, integrated clinical services that produce better health outcomes, nearly 100-percent team member satisfaction, and lower healthcare costs.
“We anticipate great benefit in moving our health plan strategy to a TPA with personalized advocacy from Accolade,” said Allegiant Vice President of People Services Rebecca Henry. “We all know that managing health and benefits can be frustrating, complicated and costly, and we want to support our team members with an exceptional experience that puts them on track toward better health. We’re proud to offer our team a single, trusted health resource who’s there for them and their families where and when they need it.”
“Allegiant is doing great things in the travel industry, both for their customers and their team members, and we’re happy to bring them an entirely new personalized health and benefits experience,” said Accolade President Rob Cavanaugh. “Accolade is a different type of service, designed for companies with hundreds to hundreds of thousands of employees who want a better and more effective approach to managing and delivering their health benefits. Our blend of compassion, clinical expertise and technologies will make a tremendous difference in the health and lives of Allegiant team members, and we’re excited to start building relationships and seeing great results with their families.”
As one of the nation’s largest administrators of health benefits, Meritain Health brings Allegiant the resources of a national carrier and the flexibility and service of an independent, local administrator. In aligning with Accolade, the two companies bring Allegiant more efficient and flexible plan administration with front line personalized advocacy unseen in healthcare.
Accolade is a personalized health and benefits solution that dramatically improves 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 70 and higher Net Promoter Scores, 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, visit accolade.com.
About Allegiant Travel Company
Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms and rental cars. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to more than 85 aircraft and 350 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtF.
About Meritain Health
Meritain Health, an Aetna company, serves more than a million members nationally. The company provides plan administration and innovative wellness, medical management, disease management, network management, and cost management services. Meritain Health is also a leading provider of Consumer-Directed Health Plans. Meritain Health employs more than 1,400 people, with headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y., and regional offices in cities across the country. For more information, visit www.meritain.com.
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Allegiant Travel Company
Erica Castren 716-319-5366