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Bright Health Announces Free COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing and Early Prescription Refills

Source: PR Newswire | Mar 10, 2020

Today, Bright Health announced an updated COVID-19 coverage policy that includes free diagnostic testing and early prescription refills. Under this policy, members whose care providers have ordered testing will have COVID-19 diagnostic tests covered as preventive care at no cost to them. In addition, Bright Health members who are concerned about accessing their prescriptions during the COVID-19 outbreak can have their next prescription refilled on an as-needed basis. Members should contact their pharmacist and ask them to request approval for early refills through the company's pharmacy help line.

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Bright Health CEO Bob Sheehy says 2020 will be insurance unicorn's first $1 billion year

Source: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | Feb 13, 2020

Minnesota's biggest startup is only going to get bigger. Only 4 years old, Bright Health already has raised over $1 billion from investors, grown to 34 markets and reported revenue of $400 million in 2019. Minneapolis-based Bright is a health insurance company with 467 employees that offers Medicare Advantage plans for seniors and individual plans.

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Bright Health to Expand into California through Planned Acquisition of Brand New Day Health Plan

Source: PR Newswire | Jan 08, 2020

Today, Bright Health, a diversified consumer-focused healthcare company, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire California-based Universal Care (d.b.a. Brand New Day) health plan. The transaction will combine Brand New Day's local expertise and specialized clinical programs with Bright Health's nationally recognized leadership, next-generation technology and intelligence platform, and innovative personalized approach to healthcare. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and expected to close in 2020.

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Bright Health Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Source: PR Newswire | Jan 06, 2020

Today, Bright Health announced that Cathy R. Smith is joining the diversified consumer-focused healthcare company as its new chief financial officer. Bringing over 30 years of experience driving consumer-oriented growth, Smith will oversee Bright Health's financial reporting as well as the legal, human resources and accounting departments.

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Bright Health raises $635 million for expansion

Source: Star Tribune | Dec 17, 2019

Bright Health announced Tuesday that the startup health insurance company has raised another $635 million to support expansion efforts and build its technology platform. Since the company was launched in 2015, Minneapolis-based Bright Health has grown in markets where individuals buy coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act as well as by selling Medicare Advantage heath plans for seniors.

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