Premier Consulting Associates and HealthJoy Announce Partnership to Deliver Employee Guidance Platform to Employers

Amherst, NY (April 9, 2018) — Premier Consulting Associates announced today a new technology partnership with HealthJoy to deliver artificial intelligence-powered cost containment and employee guidance tools to their clients.

Founded in 2004, Premier Consulting Associates is an independent consulting firm that partners with employers of all sizes to manage their healthcare benefits. They manage over $1 billion in insured, self-funded and prescription drug claims. They are experts in balancing cost containment with meeting the healthcare needs of employers and their employees.

“Premier has a long track record of curating the best technology solutions for their clients,” said Doug Morse-Schindler, President and Co-Founder of HealthJoy. “Healthcare costs continue to increase and the executive team at Premier understands that the only way to tackle this problem is to help guide and empower employees to make better healthcare decisions. Their reputation for bringing forward-thinking approaches to benefits attracted us to partner with them, and we’re delighted to work together to bring our solution to market.”

HealthJoy’s mission is to simplify the healthcare experience for employees. Their mobile app features an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant named JOY who makes navigating healthcare easy. Their platform brings together online doctors, healthcare advocacy, prescription savings and other cost containment strategies into a single place. The app becomes the first stop for all employee healthcare needs. For companies, the HealthJoy platform increases benefits satisfaction while reducing healthcare costs and administration. HealthJoy integrates with a client’s existing benefits package and changes the dynamics of healthcare by empowering members.

HealthJoy has the ability to contain healthcare costs for employers by redirecting care to lower cost but higher quality providers. For example, they can encourage the use of an online, real time physician consultation rather than have an employee go to the emergency room in the middle of the night. Or, HealthJoy’s concierge staff can recommend that an employee goes to a specific MRI facility that has been reviewed for both quality and cost and may be less than other providers in the area. Both employees and employers benefit from HealthJoy’s easy to use, time saving resources.

“In today’s on-demand world, employees expect a better experience from their employee benefits. HealthJoy has built the most advanced healthcare guidance platform on the market,” said William Brothers, CEO and Founder of Premier Consulting Associates. “Their use of technologies like artificial intelligence are years ahead of the competition. They can provide personalized communication at the member level based on their specific healthcare benefits. We are excited to bring this solution to all of our clients.”

About Premier Consulting Associates, LLC

Based in Amherst, NY, Premier Consulting Associates, LLC is a leading benefits consulting firm with more than 100 years of combined experience in serving all sectors of the marketplace, including Labor Organizations/Unions/Taft Hartley Plans, private sector employers, municipalities, hospital organizations, not-for-profit organizations and school districts. For more information, contact 716.688.5600 or visit www.premierconsultingassoc.com


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