Empyrean Benefit Solutions Acquires Bloom Health.
  • Empyrean Benefit Solutions Acquires Bloom Health

    July 6th, 2016

    A successful three-year partnership leads to a seamless combination of benefit administration and delivery technologies. Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc., the Hi-Touch Benefits Administration company, announced today that it has acquired its strategic partner, Bloom Health Corp., a leading provider of digital benefit delivery solutions based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Bloom has been a great innovation partner for us,” said Richard Wolfe, Empyrean’s co-founder and CEO. “We saw an opportunity to build on and accelerate our mutual success by combining forces, and we are excited to welcome Bloom’s employees, customers, and partners to the Empyrean family.” Empyrean’s purpose-built benefits administration technology platform is already fully-incorporated into Bloom’s employee benefit delivery solutions. Together, the companies are currently serving hundreds of employers, and in the process have demonstrated the ability to deliver benefit solutions to companies...

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  • Bloom Health Announces Advancements to Their Consumer Experience

    May 12th, 2016

    Bloom Health, a leader in modernizing the delivery of employee benefits, continues to advance the engagement of consumers aimed at empowering them in their benefits purchasing decisions. The new enhancements are the result of seven years worth of consumer feedback and interactions, combined with the analysis of behavioral data and Bloom Health’s experience in advancing and delivering employee benefits. “Bloom Health’s purpose is inspiring consumers through education and choice, while giving them the confidence to take ownership of their benefits,” said Jim Priebe, Bloom Health’s Chief Executive Officer.  “With our continued investment in consumer feedback we consistently hear that consumers want more education, choice and relevant information to support the election of benefits.  We feel strongly about meeting the needs of consumers and are introducing new enhancements to the Bloom Health Platform that align to that consumer feedback.” Some of the...

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  • Sun Life Suite of Employee Benefits Now Available on the Bloom Health Private Exchange Platform® Solution

    October 28th, 2015

    Sun Life furthers its growth strategy in the employee benefits market   Wellesley, MA and Minneapolis, MN – (October 28, 2015) — The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial has added a comprehensive suite of employee benefits to Bloom Health’s Private Exchange Platform® solution. Bloom Health employer customers can now select Sun Life’s short-term disability, long-term disability, life and accidental death & dismemberment, critical illness and cancer, accident, and dental insurance products when tailoring their benefits package. This partnership allows Sun Life to further its growth strategy in the employee benefits market and its commitment to meeting the diverse needs of employers and their employees.   Bloom Health redefines the employee benefits experience by enabling consumers to choose the benefits that are right for themselves and their families. Through a customized suite of options, Bloom Health helps brokers, health plans and employers...

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  • Jim Priebe appointed CEO of Bloom Health

    August 11th, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS, August 11, 2015 – The Bloom Health Board of Directors today announced that it has appointed Jim Priebe to serve as the Company's Chief Executive Officer. Priebe, who previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer, will bring broad experience and a deep understanding of the Company's culture and goals to his new role as CEO. The Board is excited to welcome him to serve in this new capacity. Priebe was hired by and selected as the successor to Simeon Schindelman, who has served as Bloom Health's CEO since 2012. During Schindelman’s tenure, Bloom Health underwent a period of tremendous growth and change. The Company expanded its geographic footprint, diversified its product mix, and significantly increased the technological functionality of its Private Exchange Platform®. The Board greatly appreciates Schindelman's leadership and service and wishes him the best in his next...

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  • Industry Leaders Form Private Exchange Coalition to Drive a Productive Path Forward in Private Health Insurance Exchanges

    July 6th, 2015

    The Private Exchange Coalition will promote shared industry standards and best practices, and increase awareness of the powerful ways private exchanges improve the selection, administration and use of employee benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, 2015 – The Private Exchange Coalition (PEC) has announced its formation to help guide the rapidly growing private exchange industry. The PEC will serve as a forum for those in the industry to share ideas and best practices, and increase awareness of the powerful ways in which private exchanges improve the selection, administration and use of employee benefits – while empowering consumers at every point in the decision-making process. Against the backdrop of health reform – and with shared goals to eliminate waste, provide greater transparency and increase accessibility to health insurance and other benefits – the PEC aims to help establish private exchanges as a long-term solution for enabling consumers to easily evaluate and...

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  • LeadingAge Minnesota Insurance Solutions Launches New Health Insurance Program

    April 27th, 2015

    LeadingAge Minnesota Insurance Solutions is pleased to announce a new Private Health Insurance Exchange designed to provide affordable health insurance for your entire workforce while reducing the administrative burden for your human resources...

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  • Bloom Health Wins 2014 Gold HealthDifference™ Award from the Healthcare Trends Institute

    January 29th, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS– January 29, 2015 –Bloom Health recently received a Gold Award from the Healthcare Trends Institute (HTI) inaugural HealthDifference™ Awards for Best Platform – Private Health Insurance Exchanges. Bloom Health earned this top honor over several other platforms in recognition of its industry-leading Private Exchange Platform® solution that delivers a one of a kind consumer experience. The Bloom Health Private Exchange Platform brings together technology and Advisors that create trusting consumer interactions resulting in optimized benefit selections. The multi-channel approach of the Bloom platform inspires consumers to be knowledgeable and confident.  Consumers value working with Bloom; 92% state their Advisors went “above and beyond” in explaining benefit options and 93% said the website was easy to use. Over the past five years, Bloom has enhanced the Private Exchange Platform® to further focus on the needs of the consumer, employer and other...

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Study: Private Exchanges Lowering Employer Costs, Changing Employee Enrollment Behavior

    November 3rd, 2014

    According to an analysis of GlidePath, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s private health insurance exchange powered by Bloom Health, employers and employees are benefitting from use of the private exchange by empowering employees as informed consumers of health care...

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  • My Plan by Medica Receives Health Plan Innovation Award from the Institute for Healthcare Consumerism

    October 22nd, 2014

    Medica’s private healthcare exchange, My Plan by Medica, has received the “Health Plan Innovation Award” from the Institute for Healthcare Consumerism. The award recognizes health plans that implement solutions that advance adoption and maturity of health care...

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  • Blue Cross, Medica join Bloom Health’s online insurance market

    October 1st, 2014

    In a sign that online exchanges are becoming an increasingly popular way to sell health insurance, the state’s two largest insurers will join a single private exchange and compete head to head for employers’...

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