Kuyamba kwa Bentonville Tech kumayang’ana zovuta zachipatala

Robby Knight, woyambitsa nawo komanso CEO wa Bentonville-based based technology technology Soda Health, akufuna kuthandiza anthu kuthana ndi zovuta ndikusintha miyoyo yawo.

Ndilo cholinga choyambira pomwe chimayang’ana kusakwanira kwa mapulani azaumoyo komanso mabiliyoni a madola muzopindula zomwe zatayika powonjezera mwayi wopeza zopindulitsa ndikuzisintha kuti zisinthe.

Soda Health idakhazikitsidwa kuti isokoneze njira yothandizirana ndi njira yaukadaulo yomwe imalola kuti mapulani azaumoyo azilipira katundu ndi ntchito zomwe sizikuthandizidwa ndi zonena zachipatala. Zimagwira ntchito ndi olemba anzawo ntchito komanso mapulani azaumoyo kuthandiza ogula kuti azilipira zosowa zawo, monga zakudya zathanzi, zoyendera kupita ku maofesi a madokotala, ndi ndalama zothandizira.

“Chomwe timakhulupirira ndichakuti mayankho omwe alipo masiku ano amagwira ntchito kwa aliyense,” adatero Knight. “Muli ndi zinthu zambiri zothandiza zomwe anthu sazigwiritsa ntchito chifukwa sadziwa” ndipo simukwaniritsa zosowa zawo.

“Tikutenga njira yodziyimira payekha,” adawonjezera. “Tikupanga njira zolipirira zomwe kulibe kuti zithandizire pulogalamu yatsopanoyi … kuthekera kothandizira membala nthawi yayitali pomwe zosowa zawo zimasintha.”

Kuyambira pomwe idakhazikitsidwa mu 2021, kuyambikako kwakweza ndalama zoposa $31 miliyoni. Knight adati ndalama zomwe zalengezedwa posachedwapa za $ 25 miliyoni Series A zidzagwiritsidwa ntchito pothandizana ndi ogulitsa ndikukulitsa zopindulitsa zake, kuphatikizapo kupereka zakudya zopatsa thanzi, komanso kuthandiza bwino anthu kuzindikira ndikulembetsa zopindulitsa zomwe zikufunika, monga thandizo lanyumba kapena Supplemental Nutrition Assistance. Pulogalamu. (pop, kuphulika).

Atafunsidwa chifukwa chake kuyambikako kukuyenda bwino kwambiri, Knight adati anthu ali okondwa kuthandiza kuthana ndi mavuto omwe akukumana nawo ndikuzindikira momwe kampaniyo ingakulitsire ndalama.

“Tamva mobwerezabwereza kuti pamsika wamasiku ano, palibe amene akuganiza za njira yomwe tikutenga, chifukwa chake osunga ndalama amasangalala ndi zomwe tikuchita, komanso anzathu pamene tikukonzekera. kunyamuka m’miyezi ingapo yotsatira.

Knight adati Soda Health ikuyamba kupanga ndalama, ndipo nsanja yake yaukadaulo iyamba kugwira ntchito ndi kasitomala wake woyamba wakunja mu Novembala. Ntchito ili m’ntchito, koma palibe nthawi yomaliza yomwe yakhazikitsidwa.

Soda Health ili ndi ofesi yachiwiri ku Chicago ndi ogwira ntchito m’maboma 15. M’miyezi khumi ndi iwiri ikubwerayi, kampaniyo ikuyembekezeka kutumikira anthu opitilira 500,000. Iye adati panthawi yomweyi, chiwerengero cha antchito ake chili panjira kuwirikiza kawiri mpaka 80.

Knight adati cholinga chazaka zisanu ndikutumikira anthu 10 miliyoni ndikukulitsa chuma chawo. Kupambana, adati, kudzakhala kusintha kwabwino pazotsatira zaumoyo ndikusunga ndalama kwa olemba ntchito komanso mapulani azaumoyo.

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Panopa kampaniyo ikuyang’ana pa omwe akulandira Medicare Advantage ndi Medicaid, koma imagwiranso ntchito ndi olemba ntchito.

Pambuyo pa Soda Health ikugwirizana ndi abwana kapena kampani ya inshuwaransi, imazindikiritsa mphamvu ndi zofooka za wolandira ndondomeko yaumoyo kuti akhale ndi thanzi labwino ndikuika patsogolo zosowa zanthawi yayitali komanso zanthawi yayitali. Mwachitsanzo, ndondomeko ikhoza kupereka mwayi wopeza zakudya zopatsa thanzi kwa munthu amene ali ndi njala komanso ali ndi matenda a shuga.

Knight adanenanso kuti mapulaniwo sangakhale ndi thanzi labwino kwa nthawi yayitali, koma Soda Health imatha kuthandiza anthu kupeza ndikulembetsa zinthu, monga SNAP kapena masitampu a chakudya.

“Tikukhulupirira kuti njira yomwe tikutengayo singolola kuti mamembala azigwiritsa ntchito bwino komanso kumvetsetsa zomwe mapindu awo ali, koma chachiwiri komanso chofunikira kwambiri, amagwirizanitsa zolimbikitsa zathu monga opereka chithandizo ndi anthu omwe timawathandiza kuzindikira komanso kupeza zofunika zomwe amafunikira, zomwe zingawathandize kukhalabe ndi thanzi labwino, kulola dongosolo laumoyo ndi olemba anzawo ntchito kusunga ndalama.”

Olemba ntchito ndi mapulani azaumoyo amalipira Soda Health kutengera magwiridwe antchito. Knight adati kampaniyo imachita bwino pazachuma pomwe zotsatira zaumoyo kwa ogula zikuyenda bwino. Iye anakana kutchula makampani ndi mapulani thanzi Soda Health ntchito, koma anati ndi mmodzi wa akuluakulu olemba ntchito ndi inshuwalansi makampani inshuwalansi ku United States.

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Wobadwira ku California, Knight adakhala zaka zingapo kum’mwera kwa Lebanon asanakule ku Alabama, kuphatikiza Mobile ndi Birmingham. Anali wothandiza anthu kwa zaka pafupifupi zisanu ndi chimodzi, akuyang’ana pa thanzi labwino, kugwiritsa ntchito mankhwala osokoneza bongo, ndi ntchito yothandiza anthu ammudzi.

Iye anati: “Ndinadziwiratu mavuto amene anthu amakumana nawo m’dongosolo limene timakumana nalo ku United States. “Nditayamba ntchito yothandiza anthu, ndinafuna kusintha.

“Vuto lomwe ndaliwona mumlengalenga ndilokuti machitidwe amasiku ano amapangitsa kuti zikhale zovuta kwambiri kuti anthu apeze zofunikira zomwe akufunikira.”

Mwachitsanzo, iye anati, 40 peresenti ya olandira Medicare ndi Medicaid omwe ali oyenerera SNAP samalandira phindu. Anati olandirawo atha kuwadula pakati kuti apeze zofunika pamoyo.

Pamene adakhumudwa kwambiri ndi zovuta zopezera zinthu zofunikira, Knight adachoka kumagulu apadera kuti adziwe momwe adagwirira ntchito ndikupanga chitsanzo chothandizira anthu kupeza zofunikira.

Pafupifupi zaka 10 zapitazo, anasamukira ku Northwest Arkansas ndipo anagwirizana ndi Walmart. Anagwira ntchito kwa wogulitsa ku Bentonville kwa zaka pafupifupi zisanu ndi zitatu asanakhazikitse Soda Health.

Oyambitsa nawo Daryl Reisinger, Purezidenti ndi Chief Growth Officer, ndi Jared Doman, Chief Operating Officer, m’mbuyomu adagwirapo ntchito za utsogoleri ku Wal-Mart. Woyambitsa nawo Chris Brown, CTO, anali wamkulu pa nsanja ya digito ya Rally Health, yomwe idapezedwa ndi UnitedHealthcare mu 2017.

Liz Baker, Wachiwiri kwa Purezidenti wa Kukula kwa Makasitomala, adagwira ntchito ndi oyambitsa Wal-Mart. Iwo anayesa kuthetsa mavuto amene anthu amakumana nawo kuti apeze mapindu ofunikira koma sanapeze yankho. Baker adafunsidwa kuti alowe nawo Soda Health atangokhazikitsidwa. Amagwira ntchito ndi olemba anzawo ntchito komanso mapulani azaumoyo kuti awapatse zopindulitsa.

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Baker amagwira ntchito limodzi ndi mlangizi wa zaumoyo Jim Bailey, wamkulu wopuma wa Arkansas Blue Cross ndi Blue Shield.

“Ndife kampani yachichepere,” adatero Baker. “Tikuyesera kulowa mu gawo lazaumoyo, ndipo ndi malo ovuta.” Anati kampaniyo ikugwiritsa ntchito zomwe Bailey adakumana nazo komanso kulumikizana komwe adapanga pantchito yake kuti izi zitheke.

Bailey adanena kuti adagwira ntchito ndi dipatimenti yopindula ya Walmart kuyambira 1994. Anayamba kugwira ntchito limodzi ndi omwe adayambitsa nawo pamene wogulitsayo adalongosola njira yake yachipatala. Pomwe amalankhula kwambiri, adati zidakhala “zoyenera zachilengedwe” zothandizira thanzi la soda.

Mu 2021, Billy adayambitsa Client Focused Strategies LLC, ndipo wakhala akuthandizira maubale omwe adapanga zaka zake 41 ku Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield kuti adziwitse anthu za Soda Health.

Atafunsidwa za zolinga za kampaniyo pazaka zisanu zikubwerazi, adalongosola kusintha kwa pambuyo pa mliri pamapulani azaumoyo komanso momwe Soda Health ikuyesera kuthana ndi phindu la dongosolo laumoyo pamlingo wa mamembala osati pagulu. Akuyembekeza kuti mapulani omwe amathandizidwa ndi olemba anzawo ntchito adzayankhidwa pamlingo wa mamembala, makamaka pakuwonjezeka kwa ntchito zakutali chifukwa cha mliri.

“Ndakhala ndikugwira ntchito ndi Alice Walton Health kwa zaka zingapo, makamaka pakati pa olemba ntchito,” adatero. “Zomwe tikuyesera kuti tikwaniritse ku Northwest Arkansas siziri patali kwambiri [from what] Soda thanzi akuyesera kukwaniritsa. Zoyesayesa ziwirizi zimatha kuthandizirana.

Baker adavomereza kuti Soda Health ikuyang’ana pa kusintha machitidwe a zaumoyo kuti aganizire za membala osati gulu.

“Zidzasintha chisamaliro chaumoyo poyang’ana anthu ngati anthu ndikuzindikira momwe angadziwire zomwe zimawapangitsa kukhala ndi thanzi lapadera komanso thanzi lawo,” adatero.

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