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Centivo Raises $34 Million in Series B Round to Help Employers Deliver Affordable, High-Quality Healthcare to their Employees

New Funding to Fuel Market Expansion and Scale Operations

Centivo, a new type of digital health plan that is built to save 15% or more compared with traditional insurance carriers and is easy to use for employers and employees, announced that it has raised $34 million in Series B funding. The company will use the financing to expand its offerings into new markets and further scale its operations in response to growing demand.

B Capital Group, a leading global technology investor, led the round. New investors Define Ventures, HarbourVest Partners, and Nassau Street Ventures, an AVG fund, and existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Company Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Ingleside Investors, Maverick Ventures, and Rand Capital also participated, as well as various individuals.

“The rising cost of healthcare continues to be a challenge for both employers and their employees,” said Karen Page, General Partner at B Capital Group, who is joining the Centivo Board of Directors. “Centivo is structurally lowering the cost of healthcare purchasing by using technology and analytics to create efficiencies and improve outcomes. Their solution yields sustainable savings and boosts quality for the long term for employers and employees alike.”

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Making Healthcare Affordable for Employers and their Employees and Families

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Centivo was purpose-built to serve the self-funded employer and allows them to offer a turn-key benefits solution that meets the needs of a diverse workforce. With Centivo, employers can offer their employees affordable and predictable costs, a high-tech member experience, exceptional service, and a range of benefit options including both traditional and proprietary networks. Centivo develops high-value networks in partnership with leading local healthcare providers and uses data analytics to refine the network and navigate members to the right providers. Members get a partner for all their healthcare needs through a primary care-centered model, as well as expanded access and fully integrated virtual care. Savings come from focusing spend on delivering high-quality care at the right place and time through coordinated care and by steering members to high-value providers.

“Nearly half of adults said they find it difficult to afford their health insurance deductible and even more have skipped or delayed care because of the cost. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting even more financial stress on these individuals and the companies that employ them,” said Centivo CEO and co-founder Ashok Subramanian. “Excellent healthcare shouldn’t break the bank, and Centivo is proving it can be delivered affordably and effectively. By curating a network of top providers and leveraging data analytics, we can offer lower costs and help members effectively navigate their healthcare journeys.”

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Dramatic Growth in 2020

Centivo launched in 2019 to bring cost sustainability to employers and affordable, high-quality healthcare to the millions of Americans who struggle to pay their healthcare bills. Centivo aims to align incentives among employers, members and providers to deliver and use high-value healthcare.

Stew Leonard’s, a family-owned and operated farm fresh food store chain with seven locations in ConnecticutNew York and New Jersey, moved to Centivo in their decade-long quest to offer their employees quality, affordable care. “The focus on primary care and quality, as well as their nimbleness, is what drew us to Centivo,” said Karen Mazako, vice president of Human Resources at Stew Leonard’s. “Our Team Members love the predictable costs with copays instead of deductibles and coinsurance, and I love having a partner working right alongside us to improve outcomes.”

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