Since 2014, HealthCare.com has become one of America’s fastest-growing insurtech companies, revolutionizing how consumers shop for health insurance. Leveraging advanced technology and data science, the company has developed customized proprietary products to better fit consumer requirements, enhance customer satisfaction and take some of the guesswork and inefficiencies out of buying insurance. Building on this momentum, the full-stack, next-generation insurance company is extending its platform, augmented by various artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches, to provide more personalized user experiences for both consumers in its omnichannel direct enrollment path, and for sales agents of its more than 12,000 external distribution partners.
Awards & Recognitions
HealthCare.com has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing and innovative companies in North America with prestigious awards from:
HealthCare.com ranked #148 on the Inc. 500 ranking of America’s fastest-growing companies for 2017 (after placing #338 in 2016’s list). See our profile on Inc.com.
Deloitte Fast 500
HealthCare.com ranked #99 on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500, being recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America. See the full list on Deloitte.com.
Red Herring 100
Red Herring selected HealthCare.com as a 2016 Red Herring 100 award winner as a top private company for 2016.
Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
HealthCare.com President Jose Vargas is a 2019 Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Nominations go to leaders of high-growth companies who excel in innovation, performance and personal commitment to their communities.
The HealthCare.com story spans 10+ years of work and focus to make healthcare more accessible for everyone. Starting in 2006, we acquired the domain name HealthCare.com and set out to empower consumers with better healthcare information and help them make better decision. A new chapter began in 2014 with a new mission and vision for the company.
HealthCare.com Is Born in 2006
The HealthCare.com domain name was acquired and the company “HealthCare.com, Inc.” is founded. The founders included the entrepreneurial team behind PeopleFund and a number of other prominent Internet ventures.
Original HealthCare.com Website Launches
The original HealthCare.com is launched as an healthcare information portal, featuring a symptom checker, medical dictionary and drug encyclopedia. The site also featured a doctor and healthcare provider directory which powered a healthcare provider search not only in our own site, but also on other sites such as AOL Health, EverydayHealth and the Miami Herald.
HealthCare.com Enters the Health Insurance Vertical
HealthCare.com acquires HealthInsuranceFinders.com, a health insurance comparison website, and shifts its focus as a business towards performance marketing solutions for health insurance marketers.
The Original HealthCare.com Makes the Inc. 500 for the First Time
HealthCare.com makes the Inc. 500 list as the 20th fastest-growing company in North America and #1 fastest-growing in the insurance category.
Leading Online Marketing Company Acquires HealthCare.com’s Insurance Marketing Business
The insurance marketing business is acquired by a Los Angeles-based online marketing leader. The original HealthCare.com website remains with the original founding team and is incorporated as HealthCare, Inc.
The First Open Enrollment Period Under Obamacare Begins in 2013
The first Obamacare Open Enrollment Period begins for healthcare consumers under the Affordable Care Act.
New Founder Joins the New, Pre-Launch HealthCare.com
Health insurance veteran, Jeff Smedsrud, joins as a founder of the new HealthCare.com, which is incorporated as HealthCare, Inc., a new Delaware corporation.
New HealthCare.com Launches
HealthCare, Inc. launches the new HealthCare.com website featuring a search and comparison engine for health plans, and a performance advertising channel for healthcare companies. Howard Yeh, a founder in the original HealthCare.com, rejoins as a founder.
HealthCare.com Raises $9.5M in Series A Funding
HealthCare, Inc. announces the completion of a $9.5 million Series A investment, led by Jeff Boyd and Bob Mylod – former CEO and CFO of the Priceline Group respectively, and the founding team members of Booking.com, PeopleFund and other prominent individual investors.
HealthCare.com Expands Business to Senior Healthcare
HealthCare.com launches a Medicare Supplement comparison and advertising category.
HealthCare.com Places on the 2016 Red Herring 100
HealthCare.com is named as one of the Red Herring 100 most innovative companies in North America.
The New HealthCare.com Makes It on the Inc. 5000 and Inc. 500
HealthCare.com makes the Inc. 5000 and Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies, with an overall ranking of #388.
HealthCare.com Launches MedicareGuide.com
HealthCare.com launches MedicareGuide.com as a new consumer property for Medicare-eligible seniors to show Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medigap plans.
HealthCare.com Ranks on the Deloitte Fast Technology 500
HealthCare.com is named to the Deloitte Fast Technology 500. Ranked in the top 100, the company gains recognition as one of the fastest growing public and private technology companies.
HealthCare.com Reaches 2 Million Consumers in 2016
HealthCare.com announces that its technology platforms connected over 2 million consumers to its network of licensed insurance brokers, insurance carriers and licensed web-based entities in 2016.
HealthCare.com Grows to 40 People
The HealthCare.com team grows to 40 people between offices in New York City, Miami and Guatemala City.
HealthCare.com Gets Ranked on the 2017 Inc. 500
For the second consecutive year, HealthCare.com is named in to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in North America, rising to #148 overall and #2 in the insurance category.
HealthCare.com Acquires Pivot Health
HealthCare.com acquires Pivot Health, a leading direct-to-consumer provider and manager of specialty insurance products.
HealthCare.com Secures $18 Million in Series B Funding
Which brings the total capital raised to over $27 million.
The financing will be used to grow HealthCare.com as the nation’s preeminent source helping consumers compare and enroll in health insurance and Medicare plans.
We’re the People
We’re a hungry team of entrepreneurs, engineers, researchers, designers, writers, marketers, analysts, data nerds, and healthcare specialists building a business around helping consumers make better healthcare purchase decisions.
President, Insurance Services & Co-Founder
VP, Operations (Pivot Health)
Board Director, President, Co-Founder, Investor
Board Director, COO, Co-Founder, Investor