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 building smart benefits wallets to solve one of the fundamental issues with US healthcare - inflexible & ineffective employer-managed health insurance. Enabled by new regulation in 2020, Savvy is building the first benefits platform to give employees total control over their healthcare.
We are looking for team members who are excited to build an entirely new product category from the ground-up in one of the largest markets in the US (insurance), and will collaborate with us in shaping the culture of a growing team.
We have found traction with our early product and are looking to hire an experienced product designer to join our founding team. As the first designer, you will work alongside the founders and have an outsized impact on the success of our customers and product. Major areas of responsibility could include creating UI designs, mapping out user workflows, interviewing users, and collaborating on the product roadmap.
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. We have a huge opportunity to improve a dated industry (health insurance / employee benefits) and drive positive health outcomes for our users.
We are looking for a teammate who:
- Is a fluent design and product generalist, with experience shipping high-quality products that tame complexity with the right balance of simplicity and power.
- Is customer-obsessed and excited to spend time with users.
- Is an expert in some dimension of product design, visual design, or product management; with skill and familiarity across others.
- Is excited to go deep on the intersection of insurance, healthcare, and fintech. Prior experience in these categories is not necessary.
- Wants to join a startup, take responsibility for the fate of the company, and move fast.
Examples of projects you might take on when you start at Savvy:
- Design a recommendation engine to help users find insurance plans that keep their favorite doctors in-network.
- Redesign a dashboard for employees - presenting a new health benefits model to an unfamiliar audience.
- Talk to users and inform product direction based on their feedback ("should we build X or Y or neither?").
- Iterate on Savvy's brand and design language.
- Work with the founders to set overall company direction, growth goals, and hiring needs.
Savvy is built with full-stack JS: React, Node, Postgres. We are also extremely excited by the continued growth of the Elixir/Phoenix communities and looking to dip our toes in the water.
What we are building
As we prepare to move from early adopters to mass-market, we are solving multiple problems for our customers: payments, compliance and accounting, recommendation engines, dashboards and high-quality UX, insurance enrollment systems, and more!