• April 23, 2024

Hive Health, a digital health insurance startup founded at Harvard and Stanford Universities in 2021, is transforming Filipino healthcare access by acquiring Health Plan Philippines, Inc. (HPPI), a pioneering HMO service provider in the country.

“We have just begun the hard work of making healthcare radically more accessible. The goal is for all Filipinos to feel secure that their health is taken care of, and to give employers a sustainable way to take part in making that happen,” said Camille Ang, co-founder and CEO of Hive Health.

With the acquisition, Hive Health will be able to share its technology and data-driven innovations with HPPI’s existing members, and integrate HPPI’s nationwide provider network and institutional knowledge with its core capabilities to further redefine the patient experience across virtual and in-person care. 

“Hive Health has been a valued partner of HPPI given our shared missions. I have seen how the team is able to deliver changes to improve the patient experience much faster than I would have expected, and how they genuinely care about making healthcare accessible to more Filipinos. We are excited for the journey ahead as Hive Health and HPPI join forces,” shared Natasha Reyes, CEO of HPPI. 

Hive Health, as a full-stack digital health insurer, offers hassle-free, comprehensive HMO health plans for SMEs and startups. The plans cover outpatient, inpatient, emergency, and dental care, with access to an extensive nationwide network of 1,700 hospitals and clinics, and over 60,000 doctors.

“We started Hive Health with the mission to make healthcare more accessible in the Philippines and in many other developing countries where social safety nets are capped. Our goal is to leverage tech and data to make quality healthcare more affordable and easier to use, especially for the underserved SME segment,” said Jiawen Tang, President and Co-Founder of Hive Health. 

Hive Health’s digital platform empowers users to easily manage their and their dependents’ care. This includes tasks such as requesting approval letters quickly, avoiding hospital lines, checking plan benefits, finding nearby providers, scheduling annual exams, and accessing medical records—all from a phone or computer. Members also receive speedy out-of-network reimbursements within 3-5 days, as well as exclusive wellness perks.

“We’re also proud of our one-of-a-kind vertically integrated telehealth and care coordination model that bridges virtual and in-person care. Patients can book on-demand video teleconsultations with our team of Hive doctors, who use our in-house electronic medical records system to enable patients to get more accurate diagnoses and access the right care whenever they need it,” Tang explained. 

The company is also dedicated to promoting inclusivity for minorities such as LGBTQIA+ and domestic partners while offering essential benefits like mental health, medicine, preventive care, and maternity care. 

Hive Health’s HR dashboard eases the burden on small business owners and HR managers by simplifying onboarding and offboarding, streamlining invoicing, and empowering them to promote employee engagement and wellness without the hassle of extensive paperwork.

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