SoloHealth Partners With HHS to Promote Awareness About Health Insurance Marketplace

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ATLANTA— SoloHealth has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to help promote awareness and information about the new Health Insurance Marketplace and HealthCare.gov. The health care technology company began running the educational content last week across its network of more than 3,200 consumer digital kiosks located in select Walmart, Sam’s Club and Safeway stores throughout the country.

FDA-cleared and HIPAA-compliant, SoloHealth Stations offer vision, blood pressure, weight, symptoms checking, body mass index, and an overall health assessment. They currently average more than 130,000 consumers per day spending approximately 4.5 minutes per session, and they just surpassed the 30 million mark for consumer engagements. The company says it’s pacing 10 million users per quarter and projecting 40 million annually. Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and North Carolina are leading all states in consumer engagement and usage rates.

“We are excited to partner with HHS and help share informative and valuable information about the upcoming Healthcare Insurance Marketplace so consumers understand their options and can take action,” said Bart Foster, CEO and founder of SoloHealth. “Our SoloHealth Stations are a prime vehicle to reach and engage with consumers when health is top-of-mind. We are connecting daily with the target audience at high-traffic retail locations where they are frequenting and getting high engagement results.

“We are now within driving distance of 79 percent of the U.S. population, which shows the scale and reach of the stations across the nation. As we grow, we are exploring many new ways we can leverage our versatile platform to continue to help better our nation’s health and health care system, especially as the country prepares for the Affordable Care Act rollout.”

“Champion organizations, like SoloHealth, are already serving people and are a trusted source of information in communities across the county,” said Centers for Medicare and Medicaid director of communications Julie Bataille. “These organizations are natural places for people to learn about the marketplace, and we want to make sure that they have access to the tools and information to respond to people who want to sign up and enroll for coverage on Oct. 1.”