AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than ever, care providers, insurers and consumers are seeking solutions to the nation’s growing healthcare challenges. Minneapolis-based health insurance startup Bright Health was founded on the vision that these challenges can be overcome. Some of the nation’s top investors agree, providing Bright Health with $80 million in Series A funding, one of the largest in history, to build a team and company rooted in transforming healthcare through technology.
Bright Health has selected Austin, a hotbed for tech talent, to serve as its tech innovation hub, announcing a number of new positions focused on improving the insurance experience.
“Our team is tasked with solving some big challenges,” said Brandon Burkett, Director of Engineering at Bright Health’s Austin office. “So we’re looking for not only Austin’s best and brightest, but also those who want to apply their knowledge toward something that helps better the lives and health of many.”
Interactive designer Tyler Sarjeant adds, “I am really excited about using the power of design and technology to improve an almost untouched market.”
Bright Health was founded on the idea that health insurance and health care works better together. By developing an exclusive relationship with a leading health system in each market, Bright Health can offer its members better choices without costing more, allowing the prioritization of relationships and the overall health of members. Bright Health will serve Coloradans in 2017 with the open enrollment period beginning Nov. 1, 2016.
“Putting the consumer first is our best chance for truly changing healthcare in America,” said Bob Sheehy, Bright Health Co-Founder and CEO. “Bright Health is here to encourage and support members who are taking charge of their health – and our Austin tech team is at the heart of making those steps and choices easier.”
Bright Health’s new Austin office is located at 1135 W. 6th Street, Suite 130, Austin, TX 78703. For more information or to apply for an open position, visit brighthealthplan.com/team.
About Bright Health
Bright Health delivers a smarter, more connected healthcare experience. The company’s exclusive partnerships with leading health systems, affordable health insurance plans, and simple, friendly approach to technology are reshaping how people and physicians achieve better health together. Learn more at www.brighthealthplan.com.