Saturday, May 14, 2011
Cake Health Wants To Be The ?Mint For Health Insurance? (Beta Invites)
If you're like me, terms like "out of network" and "deductible" are cringe-inducing. Not just because they generally involve me forking over money for healthcare, but also because navigating the waters of health insurance ?�and figuring out exactly what I should be paying for ?�is a complete pain. Cake Health is a startup that's looking to help by becoming the 'Mint for health insurance', offering an attractive and easy-to-use interface for managing common tasks like choosing an insurance plan, monitoring your claims, and figuring out which health services you should be taking advantage of. Cake Health is still in private beta, but they've extended 500 invitations to TechCrunch readers. The first 500 people to click this link will be able to sign up. The company was founded by Rebecca Woodcock and former TechCrunch developer Andy Brett, who walked me through an early version of the service. During the initial signup process you'll be asked to connect with your healthcare provider's website.