FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maestro Health and ARAG® Announce Partnership:
ARAG products and services become part of Maestro Health’s all-in exchange platform offering.
CHICAGO—(October 22, 2015)—Maestro Health, an all-in employee health & benefits company, announced today that ARAG®, a leader in legal insurance, will be a featured voluntary benefit partner on its complete private exchange marketplace, maestroEDGE™. ARAG offers legal plans – including identity theft protection and caregiving services – to consumers, while maestroEDGE delivers the choice and decision support needed for the optimal employee benefits experience.
“The growing trend towards private exchange has created a savvier consumer—employees are now seeking benefits options beyond traditional medical/dental. Employers are also using these diversified benefits offerings as a recruitment and retention tool for top-tier talent,” said Jeff Yaniga, Chief Revenue Officer at Maestro Health. “Our partnership with ARAG bolsters our all-in model by providing non-traditional voluntary benefits options.”
Maestro Health owns, operates and integrates the key components of employee health and benefits, including a private exchange marketplace, benefits administration, ACA compliance and self-funded solutions. Their technology-meets-service platform empowers brokers and employers with an all-in-one solution for total benefits management—reducing costs while alleviating the heavy administrative burden on HR professionals.
Through the addition of ARAG products and services to the voluntary benefit options available on maestroEDGE, employers can provide their employees with greater choice and a more holistic approach to their benefits package. It is reported that over 74% of employees have dealt with one or more legal life events in the past year, 55% of which impacted their work.
For more than 80 years, ARAG has helped consumers when something in life turns into a legal issue – like a dispute with a contractor, a traffic ticket or the need for estate planning. ARAG also offers additional services including identity theft protection and recovery, caregiving solutions and financial counseling. Members have access to a nationwide network of more than 10,000 attorneys who can advise and represent members on legal problems and review or prepare documents.
“We are excited to expand our offerings into the private exchange space,” said Dennis Healy, Chief Sales Officer at ARAG. “Partnering with Maestro Health to provide ARAG legal insurance in the same place as other benefits creates a complete offering for employee insurance.”
About Maestro Health™
Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Maestro Health (www.maestrohealth.com) is an all-in employee health & benefits company delivering a technology-meets-service platform for brokers and employers—making decisions easier, experiences happier and lives healthier. The Maestro Health vision is to put employers in control of all aspects of today’s complex employee health & benefits system. Our partner base ranges from small employers to Fortune 1,000 organizations, whereby we offer integrated “one stop shopping” along with private labeled exchange solutions. Maestro Health owns and operates a private exchange, benefits administration, enrollment, self-funded insurance, healthcare savings account administration and consolidated billing solution—unifying them on a single, comprehensive mobile and web platform—maestroEDGE. Simply put, “We believe benefits work better when they work together.”
ARAG® (www.ARAGlegal.com) is a leader in legal insurance. It provides people with affordable and reliable legal counsel for everyday life matters. The company has an international premium base of more than $2 billion and protects 15.5 million individuals and their families – worldwide. They offer the freedom and control to embrace life’s opportunities.
ARAG’s North American headquarters are based in Des Moines, Iowa. They’ve earned the prestigious Center of Excellence Award for eight consecutive years (2007-2014) and have been named a Top 100 Call Center by BenchMark Portal for four consecutive years (2011-2014), continuing their track record of industry-leading customer service. ARAG team members voted ARAG a Best Place to Work in Insurance (2009-2014).
 "Measuring the Effects of Employee Financial and Legal Woes," conducted by Russell Research (SM) and commissioned by ARAG, March 2012.
LAUREN METSIG, MAESTRO HEALTH