Onsite Clinics Conducted by Catapult Health Reveal Teachers Struggle With Health Care Costs

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Poor health, insurance costs forcing educators to make tough decisions

Dallas, September 4, 2018 – Schools are being challenged by rising costs of health insurance, which are typically passed along to teachers as higher premiums and higher deductibles. That strategy helps schools stay within their budgets but can be devastating for teachers.

At a recent onsite preventive care clinic conducted by Catapult Health for a school in rural Arkansas, the blood pressure of an employee who had recently lost his insurance and stopped taking his medication due to costs was at stroke level. “It was frightening, but not uncommon,” said Allie Barker, a nurse with the State of Arkansas. “Fortunately, we were able to get him into a local clinic and back on medications that day.” Read More

Employee Benefit News: Serta Simmons brings healthcare to the factory floor

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When Steven Wilkinson began his job as senior director of total rewards at Serta Simmons Bedding four years ago, finding better healthcare ranked high on his priority list. “I was looking for a way to engage our employees on their health and wellbeing,” he says. “We did some surveys and focus groups with employees and found that unless we could come to them, bring the health checkup to them, most were not going to get the preventive care they needed — even though it’s provided in their health plan.” Read More

Teladoc and Catapult Health: Partnering for a more beneficial Blue

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Utilizing and combining affordability, quality and convenience, Teladoc and Catapult Health have partnered to help members get the care they need when they need it. Catapult Health, a national in-network Provider for BCBS, brings next generation preventive checkups to worksites across America.  With no deductible, co-pay or out-of-pocket fees, preventive care claims are filed and Catapult is covers 100% by BCBS. Read More

Arkansas State Employee Benefits: ARBenefitsWell chooses Catapult Health

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The ARBenefitsWell program is a wellness program that allows for a monthly discount in premium for active Arkansas state employees (ASE) and public school employees (PSE) when certain wellness criteria are met during the 2018 plan year. The discount will begin on January 1, 2019. This program was created in an effort to reduce ever-increasing claims costs and encourage participants of the ARBenefits Plan to actively engage in their own health and well-being. The amount of any discount will be decided later this year when rates for the 2019 plan year are set. Retirees are not eligible for the ARBenefitsWell program. Read More

Dallas Business Journal: Tech Titans – This Dallas company has invested $25M in technology, and it’s not done

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“The delivery of preventive care and basic primary care in America is broken,” said the founder and chief executive officer of Catapult Health. “Twenty percent of Americans get their preventive care each year. So, 80 percent do not,” he said. “I figure the only way to raise that percentage is … to take preventive care to the people.” Read More

Modern Healthcare: UCHealth invests in tech-enabled workplace wellness provider Catapult Health

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Catapult Health, a provider of technology enhanced workplace health visits, has announced an investment from UCHealth, Denver, part of a $10 million round of follow-on investment. The portion of the “significant” investment by UCHealth or what size of a stake in Catapult the seven-hospital, 100-clinic healthcare system obtained were undisclosed, but UCHealth is the largest investor in this second round, according to David Michel, the company’s co-founder and CEO. Read More

Health Enterprise Partners: Q&A with David Michel, CEO, Catapult Health

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You have a history of starting purpose-driven companies. How does this focus, in turn, shape the culture of Catapult?
I’ve always believed that success in business, and in life, is largely due to alignment. When we’re all rowing in the same direction toward the same goal, our speed to market and operational efficiencies are maximized. Of course, the keys to making this work are 1) knowing where you are going, and 2) making sure everyone else does, too. Our mission at Catapult is to empower individuals to improve their health. Each of our team members has our mission committed to memory and we all feel great about being part of something so important and worthwhile. Read More