HTMS, an Emdeon company, is pleased to introduce Alfred™. Alfred is an algorithm-based analytics model that can help all types of healthcare stakeholders calculate health plan rates and federal subsidies through its comparison and advisory capabilities and is both easy to use and understand. Alfred's greatest utility is to help healthcare payers and providers support consumers with instantaneous and dynamic access to information that is available through the Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Marketplace and can be used to illustrate consumer health coverage options. In addition, the tool is useful for healthcare payers to understand their competitive position and determine how their solutions compare against other Qualified Health Plans (QHP) on the HIX Marketplace.
"Our enrollment counselors love Alfred because it's fast and easy to use," said Patricia Tanquary, chief executive officer for Contra Costa Health Plan. "Using Alfred enabled us to help our potential members understand their coverage and subsidy options before they purchased our plan."
"As a trusted advisor to so many in the healthcare industry, we created Alfred as a value add tool for our clients as they plan their QHP portfolio for the 2015 HIX Marketplace," said Nancy Wise, vice president of strategic consulting for HTMS, an Emdeon company. "We also have seen our clients utilize Alfred when working directly with consumers who seek access to coverage through the HIX Marketplaces. And further, health plans can use the tool to train their internal sales, marketing and customer service personnel on the nuances of the QHP portfolio and how it impacts consumers," Wise said.