Press Releases

December 12, 2018

Accolade Introduces Centers of Excellence Solution through New Partnership with Health Design Plus

SEATTLE – December 13, 2018 – Accolade, a personalized advocacy solution for employers, health plans and their members, and Health Design Plus (HDP), provider of value-based Centers of Excellence programs nationally, today announced a formal alliance designed to help employers optimize the value of their Centers of Excellence (CoE) programs and improve health outcomes and related healthcare costs.

November 27, 2018

Accolade CEO Rajeev Singh Presents the Latest Innovations in Employer Healthcare Strategies at the Piper Jaffray 30th Annual Healthcare Conference

October 18, 2018

New Actuarial Study Shows Accolade Personalized Advocacy Substantially Reduces Employer Healthcare Costs

Comprehensive study from a leading consulting firm finds Accolade employer customers save significant medical and pharmacy spend across the entire member population, regardless of age, demographic or condition.

October 3, 2018

Accolade to Present Employer Healthcare Cost Savings and Employee Experience Strategies at Upcoming Health and Benefits Events

Accolade executives will present proven approaches at events across the country, discussing employer challenges and validated solutions that can result in lower costs, better health outcomes and increased employee satisfaction. Accolade executives will cover personalized advocacy from multiple angles, including clinical integration, technology innovation, industry collaboration, and proven employer results.

August 29, 2018

Accolade Welcomes 500,000 New Members in 2018, Bringing Personalized Healthcare Advocacy Services to 1.5 Million Individuals

Accolade, a personalized health and benefits solution for employers, health plans and their members, today announced its strongest growth in the history of the company.

May 7, 2018

Accolade Enhances Personalized Advocacy Solution for Employers with New Online Member Portal and Mobile Messaging Integration

Accolade, announced today enhancements to its cloud-based health and benefits platform.

March 29, 2018

Accolade Announces $50 Million in Financing, Supports Solution Innovation and Growth to More than 1.1 Million Members

March 6, 2018

Accolade and Employers Present the Power of Personalized Advocacy at Healthcare Industry Events Across the Country

January 30, 2018

Allegiant Travel Company Chooses Accolade to Simplify Health and Benefits for Employees

November 6, 2017

Lowe’s Expands Employee Benefits Support with Accolade

In a landscape of rising health costs, Accolade has a proven model for reducing the complexity and expense of healthcare by empowering individuals and organizations to make better decisions and utilize healthcare more appropriately and efficiently.

October 16, 2017

Accolade Adds Vice President of Operations Transformation and Senior Director of Inclusion and Diversity to Support Growth and Strategic Initiatives

Accolade, one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the U.S. as named in the Inc. 5000, announces new leaders, strategic initiatives and company growth.

June 23, 2017

Accolade Named Top Place to Work in Washington and Pennsylvania

Accolade has been recognized by Seattle Business magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington state, and a Best Place to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

June 13, 2017

Accolade Introduces the Maya Intelligence Engine, Using AI and Machine Learning to Deliver the Most Personalized Healthcare Experience

Accolade also introduces a new mobile experience with Accolade Mobile, the first healthcare app to enable live messaging with dedicated Health Assistants and Nurses.

May 23, 2017

Study shows large employers reduce healthcare costs up to 15% with high-touch, high-tech advocacy

Using the Accolade engagement and influence model, large employers achieve 98% employee satisfaction and materially outperform market medical cost trend.

May 4, 2017

Accolade Expands Leadership Team with Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Service Officer

Accolade today announced two new executives overseeing revenue and operations, with Brad Mirkovich, chief revenue officer, and Dave Swift, chief service officer.

April 23, 2017

Sedgwick Introduces Innovative Whole Health Solution

Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions, has partnered with Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge, to launch its new whole health solution.

March 16, 2017

Teladoc and Accolade Partner to Help Clients and their Members Get Maximum Value from their Benefits

The partnership between Accolade and Teladoc will offer an Integrated solution to help drive utilization of telehealth services through personal navigation support.

March 2, 2017

Governor Wolf Announces Accolade Will Create 250 New Jobs; Hosts Roundtable on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economy

Plymouth Meeting, PA – Today, Governor Wolf visited Accolade, a consumer healthcare engagement company, to announce the company’s plans to expand its headquarters in Plymouth Meeting and create 250 new, full-time jobs. While on site, the governor toured the facility and hosted an employee roundtable to discuss his budget investments in job creation, economic development, […]

February 21, 2017

Accolade Receives Case Management Accreditation from NCQA, Showcasing Exceptional Clinical Program and Services

Accolade Receives Case Management Accreditation from NCQA, Showcasing Exceptional Clinical Program and ServicesNCQA Seal Represents Dedication to Health Care Coordination, Patient-centeredness and Improving Quality of CareSEATTLE – February 21, 2017 – Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, announced it has earned a two-year Case Management Accreditation from the prestigious […]

December 13, 2016

Accolade and ClearCost Health Announce Collaboration to Deliver Integrated Healthcare Price and Quality Transparency

SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO – December 13, 2016 – Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, and ClearCost Health, an innovator in healthcare price and quality transparency, today announced an alliance to increase the visibility and understanding of healthcare cost and provider quality information and empower individuals toward engaging in […]

November 16, 2016

Accolade and Limeade Announce Alliance to Improve Workplace Well-Being

SEATTLE, WA – November 16, 2016 – Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, and Limeade, a corporate wellness technology company that drives real employee engagement, today announced an alliance to help employees take control of their own health and well-being. The new relationship creates a better benefit navigation experience […]

October 12, 2016

Accolade Names Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Management to Expand Digital Health Platform and Solutions

SEATTLE, October 13, 2016 – Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, today announced the appointments of Harish Naidu as Chief Technology Officer and Phong Nguyen as Executive Vice President of Product Management. Both executives bring decades of experience using technology to simplify complex processes and success launching innovative product […]

October 6, 2016

Accolade Appoints New Chief Medical Officer to Support Continued Digital Health Growth

SEATTLE, October 6, 2016 – Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, today announced the appointment of Ivor Horn, MD, MPH as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Horn brings decades of experience that will be invaluable as Accolade continues to blend human touch and innovative technology to help people better navigate […]

August 9, 2016

Accolade Raises More than $70 Million, Led by Andreessen Horowitz, to Transform Healthcare

SEATTLE – August 11, 2016 – Accolade, Inc., an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, announced it has raised more than $70 million in new Series E funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from Madrona Venture Group and others. Accolade will use the capital to expand its technology platform, […]

July 9, 2016

AmeriHealth New Jersey Collaborates with Accolade to Transform the Health Care Experience for its Members

Participating members now have access to Accolade personal health assistants who provide concierge services tailored to their individual health care needs.

May 20, 2016

Accolade Receives Top Healthcare Innovator Award

Winner of Prestigious 2016 PACT Enterprise Award

May 2, 2016

Accolade CEO Joins Discussion Panel at William Blair Health Exchange and Benefits Brokerage Conference

Accolade CEO Rajeev Singh was invited to participate in a discussion panel on Consumer Engagement during a seminar at the William Blair Health Exchange and Benefits Brokerage Conference in Boston on Friday, May 13, 2016.Joining Raj on the panel is Dr. Lewis Levy, Chief Medical Officer at Best Doctors and President and CEO of HealthSparq, […]

April 12, 2016

SURVEY: Younger Workers Least Comfortable Navigating U.S. Healthcare System

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – April 12, 2016 – Human resources executives are making significant investments in health benefits and health-related services for employees, but the Accolade Consumer Healthcare Experience Index survey indicates that they could get more for their healthcare investments by factoring how age and life circumstances influence how people use and experience their […]

March 28, 2016

Accolade President to Discuss Survey Findings on HealthCare Consumerism Radio

Accolade’s President of Field Operations, Rob Cavanaugh, will hit the airwaves as a guest on HealthCare Consumerism Radio’s Blog Talk Radio with hosts Doug Field and Ron Bachman on Friday, April 1.In his interview, Rob will be discussing the findings of Accolade’s latest Harris Poll survey, which reveals that consumers are often confused by healthcare […]

March 2, 2016

Accolade Attracts World-Class Leaders in Technology, Sales, Marketing and Operations, Establishes New Joint Headquarters in Seattle

SEATTLE – March 2, 2016 – Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, announces seven new members to the company’s leadership team and formally opens the doors to its new headquarters in downtown Seattle. This dynamic company expansion sets the stage for rapid growth of its breakthrough healthcare technology platform […]

February 11, 2016

Survey Finds Consumers Not Prepared to Be CEO of Their Health

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – February 11, 2016 – As consumers assume a larger share of healthcare costs and responsibility, a new survey reveals where they are having difficulty taking charge of their health and what can help them become more savvy consumers of healthcare. Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, health systems […]

February 9, 2016

Accolade Named Finalist for 2016 PACT Enterprise Award for Healthcare Innovator

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – February 9, 2016 – Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, health systems and employees, announced today that it has been selected as a Healthcare Innovator finalist for the 2016 Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Enterprise Awards.The Enterprise Awards are the region’s most prestigious honor for […]

January 8, 2016

Tom Spann, Keynote at 22nd Annual Wharton Health Care Business Conference

Accolade Founder, Vice Chairman & COO Tom Spann will help kick off the 22nd Annual Wharton Health Care Business Conference as the keynote speaker at the Welcome Dinner Reception on February 18, 2016 at the Union League of Philadelphia.He also will serve as a panel speaker on the topic Winning Hearts and Wallets: Helping Consumers […]

November 1, 2015

Accolade Names New CEO, Executive Team Members to Support Rapid Growth, Accelerate Technology Investment

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – November 2, 2015 – Accolade, the leading technology-enabled consumer healthcare engagement services company for large employers, payers and provider organizations, today announced that Rajeev Singh has joined the company as chief executive officer and member of the company’s Board of Directors. Singh was most recently co-founder, president and chief operating officer […]

August 11, 2015

Accolade Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – August 12, 2015 – Accolade today announced that the company hasearned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for its robust revenue growth between the years 2011-2014. As the market-leading consumer health engagement platform for large employers, health systems and payers, Accolade ranks 1,661 among the […]

July 15, 2015

Accolade Secures $22.5 Million in Strategic Funding

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – July 16, 2015 – Accolade, the market-leading consumer health engagement platform for large employers and insurers, today announced that it has secured $22.5 million in strategic funding from a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, the parent company of Independence Blue Cross (Independence), and McKesson Ventures.With this investment, Accolade will further strengthen […]

July 14, 2015

Temple University Health System Selects Accolade as Partner for Personalized Healthcare Assistance

PHILADELPHIA AND PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – July 15, 2015 – Temple University Health System (TUHS) announced today that it has selected Accolade, the market-leading consumer health engagement platform for large employers, health systems and payers, to provide personal health assistance services to its employees and dependents.As of July 1, 2015, every family covered through TUHS […]

June 11, 2015

EY announces Accolade CEO Tom Spann is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award winner in Greater Philadelphia

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – June 12, 2015 – EY today announced that CEO Tom Spann of Accolade, the market-leading consumer health engagement and influence platform for large employers and payers, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the health care services category in Greater Philadelphia. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate […]

March 23, 2015

Accolade Voted a Top Workplace for Fifth Consecutive Year

Plymouth Meeting, Pa. – March 24, 2015 – Accolade, Inc., provider of the country’s most comprehensive and proven consumer healthcare engagement platform for large businesses, announced today that it has been named to the philly.com “Top Workplaces” list for the fifth year in a row.A spot on the list is reserved for those 100 companies […]

March 10, 2015

Accolade Names Two Industry Leaders to Board of Directors

Plymouth Meeting, Pa. – March 11, 2015 – Accolade, Inc. today announced the appointment of two industry leaders to its Board of Directors: Mark V. Mactas and Sheila P. Burke, RN, MPA, FAAN. Mr. Mactas was deputy chairman, president and chief operating officer of Towers Watson until his retirement in October 2011. Ms. Burke was […]

January 13, 2015

Lowe’s Expands Accolade Service, Doubling the Number of Employees with Access to Accolade Health Assistants®

Innovative model helps employees and their dependents make the most of their benefits and get the right care at the right time PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – Jan. 14, 2015 – Accolade, Inc. announced today that it has expanded its agreement with Lowe’s Companies, Inc. to serve more employees and their dependents with its innovative personal […]

October 7, 2014

Accolade Adds Three Renowned Healthcare Leaders to Its Medical Advisory Board

Accolade, an innovative consumer engagement company dedicated to helping individuals and families get the right care the first time, has added three new members to its Medical Advisory Board. These newest members are: Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, Medical Director for the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Horn is renowned […]

September 30, 2014

Independence Blue Cross and Accolade Collaborate to Transform the Consumer Healthcare Experience

Media Contacts:Kathleen ConlonIndependence Blue Cross215-241-4576 (office)267-319-2399 (cell)kathleen.conlon@ibx.comLynn ShepherdAccolade484-362-0533 (office)610-613-7263 (cell)lynn.shepherd@accolade.comAccolade Health Assistant® guides participating membersalong their health care journeyPhiladelphia and Plymouth Meeting, Pa. – September 30, 2014 – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has formed a strategic relationship with Accolade to offer an innovative, highly personalized health assistance service designed to help members make the most of […]

August 25, 2014

Accolade Opens New Office in Scottsdale to Support Growing Customer & Consumer Demand

Company Expects Office to Employ More than 300 Accolade Health Assistants® by Year-end 2016 PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., and SCOTTSDALE, Az., August 25, 2014 – Accolade, a technology-enabled consumer engagement company dedicated to improving the healthcare experience while also lowering costs, has expanded its operations with the opening of a new office in Scottsdale, Arizona.“We’ve seen […]

December 12, 2013

Carrick Capital Partners Leads $30 Million Investment in Accolade

Investment to Support Company’s Rapid Growth, Expansion into New MarketsSan Francisco, CA — December 12, 2013 — Carrick Capital Partners today announced the firm’s investment in Accolade, an innovative consumer services company dedicated to helping people get the right care while improving their healthcare experience and lowering costs for large employers and payers.The investment in Accolade is […]

November 25, 2013

Accolade Announces Formation of Medical Advisory Board

Physician Board Will Help Company Continually Enhance Service to Individuals & FamiliesPlymouth Meeting, PA – November 19, 2013 – Accolade, Inc., an innovative consumer services company dedicated to helping individuals and families get the right care the first time, today announced the formation of a Medical Advisory Board to help guide clinical best practices and […]

February 6, 2013

Accolade Ranked Among America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes

Accolade Placed 25 of 100; Ranking Recognizes Value of Accolade Health AssistantsPLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.–Accolade, a company which simplifies healthcare by offering professional Health Assistants to large employers, announced today it has been ranked 25th out of 100 of America’s Most Promising Companies, compiled annually by Forbes Magazine. According to Accolade, this recognition underscores the market demand […]

December 6, 2012

Accolade Named Among Top 10 Job Creators in Pennsylvania

INC MAGAZINE’S Hire Power Award Cites Accolade 3-Year Job Growth; Growth Reinforces Critical Role of Accolade Health AssistantsPLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.–Accolade Inc., a company providing the benefit of simplifying the healthcare system for employees of large employers, announced today it has been cited in Inc. Magazine’s inaugural Hire Power Award as one of the 10 fastest growing […]

August 21, 2012

Accolade Ranked Number One Healthcare Company on the 2012 Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

Fastest growing healthcare company over last three years Ranked 33rd overall on the Inc. 500 PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.– Accolade, Inc., a company that offers a new benefit which simplifies healthcare for the employees of large employers, announced today it has been ranked the number one fastest growing healthcare company over the last three years on […]