App for iPhone and Android Devices Delivers Access to Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account Information
HUNT VALLEY, Md., November 15, 2011 — ConnectYourCare, a leading consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) account administrator, now offers a five-star-rated app that simplifies the healthcare experience while helping its members manage their healthcare budget. The app, called “CYC Mobile,” delivers account information for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and other tax-advantaged accounts administered by ConnectYourCare. Users of the app can view account balances, view claims, submit new claims, and upload receipts using the device’s camera function.
“Today’s healthcare user is more sophisticated, more technologically savvy and a better consumer. In order to compete successfully, healthcare organizations need to provide the same level of access and convenience as retailers,” said Jamie Spriggs, company founder and president. “We are pleased to join the ranks of companies associated with healthy products that provide high-quality, free apps that enhance the consumer experience.”
Since the application’s release, reviewers have all given the application the highest possible rating, five stars. CYC Mobile is available for free in both the Apple App Store® and the Android Market®.
“Studies show that Americans are happy with their primary care physician and their medical care in general, but many are dissatisfied with the financial aspect of healthcare. Since consumers are more finicky when it comes to healthcare finances, we are especially proud that we are able to deliver an app that our members use on a regular basis and report a five-star experience,” said Spriggs.
ConnectYourCare’s primary focus is on advancing healthcare consumerism — a quietly growing movement within the U.S. healthcare system that operates under the premise that Americans with a greater financial stake make better healthcare decisions. Employers recognize that a significant amount of money spent on healthcare is due to preventable behavioral decisions. As a result, more employers encourage healthcare savings and consumerism through higher deductible health plans paired with a tax advantaged health account — often an HSA or HRA.
ConnectYourCare’s consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) benefit delivery platform provides a pathway for migration to account-based health plans, supplying tools for consumers to better manage their healthcare dollars. ConnectYourCare’s core strategy is based upon providing stewardship to its customers by helping them simplify complex health benefit concepts, motivate individuals to act, and execute a successful solution, resulting in long-term health benefit cost containment. Please visit www.ConnectYourCare.com for more information.