by Caitlin Kerton
Earlier this month, we wrote a blog about their second-place win at the Lifestyle, Health and Wellness Startup Weekend at Impact Hub for their health insurance shopping app, ultimately intended for the RWJF Plan Choice.
The RWJF Plan Choice Challenge asked participants to create a health insurance shopping app that allows users to compare the prices, features and ratings of various health insurance plans and make a more informed decision when choosing health insurance.
Yesterday at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, Calif., the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that the team that includes three of our staff members, Vanessa Mason, Frieda McAlear and Rick Johnson, have been selected as one of five semi-finalists for the RWJF Plan Choice Challenge. As semi finalist, they received a $5,000 grant and will advance to Phase II, the final round in the challenge.
Their knowledge and experience in the eHealth sector enabled them to develop a prototype that would yield a better, easier and less confusing health insurance shopping experience. The mobile app was submitted to the RWJF Plan Choice Challenge on August 18th.
Stay tuned-Phase II winners will be announced in February 2015!