The fast-growing Accolade in Plymouth Meeting, a venture company funded with $200 million, seeks to cut corporate health-care costs by helping employees navigate the nation’s complex health-care maze of second opinions, deductibles, urgent care versus ER visits, specialists, prescription drugs, and post-hospitalization care.
The Accolade phone number is included on health-care cards handed out to employees by companies like Comcast and Lowe’s, and employees are encouraged to call in a health emergency, or just to chat about options or medications, writes by Bob Fernandez at philly.com.
Accolade has been on a hiring binge since a leadership change in 2015. It has a famously entrepreneurial CEO, a sharp focus on web technology and backing from Comcast and some Silicon Valley heavyweights.
Accolade also has 850 employees, with 500 in the Plymouth Meeting and others in Seattle, Prague and Scottsdale, Arizona and probably many more on the way.
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