HILLSBORO, Ore., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ZOOM+, the innovator of on-demand healthcare and Performance Health Insurance, announced today that an increasing number of iconic Portland small businesses have chosen ZOOM+ Performance Health Insurance (PHI) for their employees. These businesses include companies such as Evo Solutions, Hot Lips Pizza, Oba! and Satterberg Realty. This movement reflects a growing appetite for innovative benefits to attract and retain a millennial workforce, as well as increasing frustration with rising rates for traditional insurance.
"The ZOOM+ plan is packed with value at a price that made both employees and managers wonder why they had looked elsewhere before," said Neil Hollister, Human Resources Specialist, Hotlips Pizza. "The marketplace for talent is increasingly competitive. The shift towards outsourced, gig-economy labor doesn't create an even playing field for labor costs or labor law compliance. We're thrilled that we now have a health insurer that allows us to honor our commitment to our employees, and will give them the same individualized care and attention we give our customers."
Introduced in 2015, ZOOM+ PHI is the only health insurance in Oregon to decrease small group rates twice in the past year (11% and 8%), and anticipates reducing rates for a third time next year. ZOOM+'s innovative model is attracting small businesses who want to provide coverage and control cost. ZOOM+ combines complete coverage with a retail and mobile phone delivery system to deliver quality care at less cost.
ZOOM+ PHI members have access to complete on-demand healthcare for urgent and emergency care; primary care, which includes pediatric, immunity, performance, dental, and mental health; and specialist care, which includes ENT, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopedics, and podiatry. They also have access to imaging services including x-ray, CT scan and ultrasound. Members schedule no-wait signature visits, including weekend and late nights hours, and access digital health records via the ZOOM+ web and iOS app. Small businesses can enroll and pay online with support and guidance from ZOOM+ throughout the process.
"Portland has a thriving community of small businesses eager to embrace a new model of healthcare. They want to control costs and provide their teams with quality healthcare. Their employees want mobile, on-demand access, clear and transparent pricing, and our focus on health and performance-enhancing care," said Dave Sanders M.D., CEO and co-founder of ZOOM+. "We welcome these new members who are also taking creative approaches to the market."
New participants offering employees ZOOM+ PHI include Brewvana, LLC, Evo Solutions, Hall Street Grill, Hot Lips Pizza, Vitaly Paley's Headwaters at The Heathman Hotel, Moberi, Inc., Oba!, Tamale Boy, and Satterberg Real Estate.
ZOOM+, the Portland-based innovator of on-demand healthcare, is creating the nation's first health insurance system built from the ground up to enhance human performance. By seamlessly combining the security of traditional health insurance with membership-based brain, cellular and strength/stamina training and coaching, ZOOM+ Performance Health Insurance is empowering people to reach their full potential. Co-founded in 2006 in Portland, Oregon by healthcare entrepreneurs David Sanders, M.D., and Albert DiPiero, M.D., ZOOM+ (formerly called ZoomCare) was built on the promise of delivering "Twice the Health At Half the Cost With Ten Times the Delight." ZOOM+ is a privately held company currently operating 33 neighborhood clinics in Portland, Vancouver and Seattle. ZOOM+ was selected one of the most admired healthcare companies in Oregon in 2014 and has been a finalist for the Oregon Entrepreneur Network's Growth Company of the Year. Dave Sanders was an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award winner in the Pacific Northwest.
ZOOM+ has been responsible for many retail healthcare firsts. The company built the first mobile online scheduler with same-day access to more than 800 no-wait appointments; created the innovative neighborhood retail clinic format; invented the "Magic Minute" and "Painless Procedure;" helped pass legislation allowing clinics to provide prescription medications and for video medical visits to be paid for by insurance companies; published transparent prices on the website; offered convenient office hours 365 days a year, in some cases until midnight.