Tag: health insurance

  • Will tech companies change the way we manage our health?

    Cyrus Radfar Despite their size, capital and ingenuity, making inroads into the healthcare industry won’t be easy for tech companies. An interesting case study over the past few years has been Oscar Health (which, incidentally, received $375 million in investment from Alphabet last year). Launched in 2012 under the proviso of using technology and customer […]

  • Gusto raises $140 million to go after small business payroll and benefits with more gusto

    Gusto, which sells payroll, benefits and human resources management and monitoring services to small businesses, has raised $140 million in its latest round of funding. The company said it will use the money to add new services to increase payment flexibility for employees. The company launched a new service called Flexible Pay, which gives employees […]

  • How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market?

    Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small conference for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the event was designed to introduce some new features and a redesign of its brand that had softly launched earlier in the week. On hand, […]

  • Amazons new healthcare company could give smaller healthtech players a boost

    JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have joined forces with Amazon to form a new healthcare company for all U.S. employees. Right now details are so sparse there’s not even a name associated with the new company. However, this is big news for the industry, and it could possibly have ramifications not only for health insurance […]