employer health benefits

By Dave Muoio 04:16 pm August 25, 2020
Less than half a year after closing a $75 million raise, digital behavioral health benefits platform Lyra Health has wrapped up another $110 million in Series D funding, the company announced today. The new round was led by Addition, and brought on Adams Street Partners alongside a slew of returning backers: Casdin Capital, Glynn Capital, Greylock, IVP, Meritech Capital Partners, Providence...
By Dave Muoio 01:44 pm March 11, 2020
Lyra Health, maker of a digital benefits platform focused on behavioral health, announced today that it is adding $75 million in Series C funding to the roughly $100 million it had raised previously. The new investments were headed by IVP, with additional support coming from new backer Meritech Capital Partners and prior investors Casdin Capital, Crown Venture Fund, Glynn Capital, Greylock...
By Dave Muoio 02:15 pm February 6, 2020
A new survey polling thousands of international office workers suggests that two in five will opt to search their symptoms online and self-medicate rather than visit a doctor, and the same amount admit that doing so makes them more nervous about seeking care from a professional. On the flip side, a similar portion of respondents (43%) said they would investigate their condition online and then...
By Dave Muoio 03:36 pm February 5, 2020
Nearly half of US workers say they would have greater confidence in a new digital health solution if it was provided by their employer, and more than a quarter said that the provision of digital health tools would have a positive impact on their decision to stay with their employer, according to data featured in a recent Mercer Marsh Benefits, Mercer and Oliver Wyman report. To determine the...
By Laura Lovett 11:14 am January 16, 2020
Yesterday morning mental health-focused startup Modern Health announced that it scored $31 in Series B funding. Veteran digital health investors Founders Fund and John Doerr led the round, with participation from Kleiner Perkins and Afore Capital.  The company said this latest infusion of cash brings its total capital raise to $42 million.  WHAT THEY DO  The San Francisco-based startup works with...
By Dave Muoio 03:33 pm October 22, 2019
Mountain View, California-based Beddr is taking aim at the employer market. The sleep health company announced this morning the launch of a new program that provides employees with a sleep tracking device, weekly coaching and referrals to experts. “Beddr’s program helps people who have a combination of physiological, psychological and lifestyle causes of their chronic sleep issues,” Michael Kisch...
By Laura Lovett 12:31 pm April 27, 2018
A new digital health survey released by Castlight Health showed that while both employers and employees are enthusiastic about the future of digital health, there is a gap between what tech is being provided by employers and what the employees actually want.  Employers surveyed reported that employee assistance programs, smoking cessation programs, and health risk assessment were among the most...
By Jonah Comstock 10:42 am November 4, 2014
As telemedicine continues to grow in adoption and support, two of the most high profile telemedicine CEOs -- Teladoc's Jason Gorevic and Doctor on Demand's Adam Jackson -- shared the stage at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit with Dr. Allan Khoury, a Towers Watson senior health management consultant with a focus on the burgeoning field. The panel discussed telemedicine adoption and the...
By Brian Dolan 04:31 am June 4, 2013
According to a recent survey conducted by Virgin HealthMiles, the four most common wellness programs offered by employers are physical activity programs (58 percent), smoking cessation programs (50 percent), weight management programs (49 percent), and health risk assessments (47 percent). Virgin HealthMiles surveyed about 1,300 business and 10,000 employees for the report, and found that of the...