What we are doing
Savvy is solving one of the fundamental issues with US healthcare - employer-sponsored health insurance. In the US, your employer chooses your healthcare. Everyone is failed by this arrangement - it is bad for employers, bad for employees, and bad for the entire healthcare system.
Countless health and policy experts identify this as one of the "original sins" of the dysfunctional US healthcare system. For the first time in US history, new regulations allow companies to offer tax-advantaged health budgets to employees instead of pre-selecting health benefits packages. Savvy is building the first benefits platform to facilitate this new way of offering health benefits.
It may sound small, but the implications are huge. When consumers control their budgets the market has to compete for their business. Employees get transparency, choice, and flexibility. It opens up a path for innovative new entrants to find early adopters and better aligns incentives for the entire healthcare system.
Where we are
We launched earlier this year and are seeing consistent weekly growth with minimal sales and marketing. We now have over 50 employers on the platform and are hiring to accelerate our growth. We are backed by Precursor Ventures and notable industry angels such as founders of One Medical and Indeed.com.
We are building our founding team team and hiring across all functions. Our backgrounds include schools like Stanford, Princeton, and Dartmouth. Our experience includes leading the insurance team at Primer AI, engineering leadership at Inkling, and McKinsey.
Employers do not want to be involved in their employees healthcare - and only do because a WW2 era tax loophole set a precedent that continues to this day. Employees want (and need) better healthcare options. We can deliver on both of these, and the opportunity in front of us is immense.
If this sounds interesting to you, please get in touch! Apply here or send an email to [email protected].
Savvy is solving one of the fundamental issues with US healthcare - employer-sponsored health insurance. In the US, your employer chooses your healthcare. Everyone is failed by this arrangement - it is bad for employers, bad for employees, and bad for the entire healthcare system. Savvy is building the first benefits platform to give employees flexible health budgets instead of pre-selected health benefits packages.
Product and Design Generalist
We have found traction with our early product and are looking to hire an experienced product designer to join our founding team. You will work alongside the founders and own the design & UX of high-impact, core product features to accelerate the business. This could include payments infrastructure, recommendation engines, high-quality user interfaces, and more. You will be joining the founding team and wearing many hats - product, design, operations, user research - a key partner in every part of the business. You will understand customer needs, define features, and develop these ideas into designs.
We are building an entirely new way to engage in employer healthcare, and are challenged with making this understandable and delightful for all stakeholders (employers, employees, healthcare service providers). We have a huge opportunity to improve a dated industry (health insurance / employee benefits) and drive positive health outcomes for our users.
In the 1970's retirement benefits shifted from company-managed pensions to employee-managed 401(k)s. This required a whole new set of concepts for employees to wrap their heads around - for the first time, they had control of their retirement plans. We face a similar challenge in healthcare at Savvy.
Who we are looking for
Our ideal candidate is experienced in owning and shipping complete features, has worked in a fast-paced environment, and is a fluent product and design generalist. You will be involved in the full product development cycle - speaking with customers, defining new features, creating and communicating designs. The founding team is based in SF, but is currently remote and embracing a fully-remote option for all future employees. Experience with fintech, insurance, and healthcare is great, but a willingness to dive deep into this fascinating and complex industry is all that's required.
You can apply here or send an email to [email protected] with the following:
- Resume or LinkedIn profile
- A quick intro about yourself and/or why Savvy might be a good fit