SimplyInsured

We make health insurance more accessible to small business owners by eliminating fear and creating transparency

Founded 2012
16-50 employees
  • Insurance
  • Health Care Technology & Nursing
  • Headquarters address
    150 Post Street, Suite 450 San Francisco CA 94108

    SimplyInsured was founded with one mission: to eliminate fear from health insurance. By changing the way small business owners purchase health insurance with our 100% online platform, we’re transforming a $20 billion dollar industry and delighting thousands of customers.

    Our unique values-based culture (and extremely talented team) is our core competitive advantage, and each person on our team makes a direct, immediate impact on our business.

    We value transparency, feedback, bias to action, growth, and an obligation to dissent. Every opinion is respected, we hold each other to extremely high standards, we’re driven by the diversity in our backgrounds, and unified by 100% alignment on our mission.

    What’s best for the customer is the heart of everything we do, and our customer stories prove it: by changing health insurance we’re literally saving lives.

    Based in San Francisco, SimplyInsured was founded in 2012 and is back by Bessemer Venture Partners, Polaris Ventures, and Y-Combinator. If you’re up for the challenge of improving health insurance for millions of Americans, we’re just getting started, and we’re growing!

    Our Values

    • Eliminate Fear in Health Insurance: This underpins everything we do - every feature, customer support email, and every sale.
    • Growth: We want one million small businesses to benefit from our platform. We need to grow every day to make that happen.
    • Radical Transparency: Everything is open at SimplyInsured - salaries, equities, fundraising, every transaction. Every email is cc-ed to a team list. Every chat happens in an open HipChat. We believe everyone benefits when all information is available.
    • Data makes decisions: We are a no politics culture - we look at the data, and we let that drive the decisions.
    • Feedback culture: We believe honest, frequent, and direct feedback is essential to growth. Feedback is not performance evaluation - it is an opportunity to improve! And we want to improve every single day.
    • Obligation to Dissent: We value every single opinion at SimplyInsured - so much so that everyone is obligated to disagree with decisions they don't like. There is no group-think or politics - if you disagree with something at the company, we welcome the discussion and the alternative view points. There are no sacred cows - we should challenge our assumptions with diverse viewpoints.
    • Bias to Action: We get things done. Action and results are paramount; no decisions can be worse than wrong decisions.

    The SimplyInsured Story

    In 2010, I had to buy health insurance for the first time. It was a mess. Deductibles. Coinsurance. Special drug deductibles for Out of Network Costs. It felt like I was trying to read another language. I asked everyone for help - the insurance companies, the brokers, the hospitals, and doctors - but no one could answer my simple questions. How much would it cost to go to the doctor? How much would it cost if I broke my leg rock climbing? What if I got hit by a bus?

    Getting a small business insured is no easy task. It takes 24-48 hours just to get a quote. No one will give you all the quotes in a market. All the applications are in paper form. You have to use a largely unhelpful broker. Everything about it just sucks - and causes a lot of unnecessary fear, confusion, and pain.

    That was the genesis of SimplyInsured - simple, 100% online health benefits for your small business. No paper. No fax machines. No administrative headaches. No complex insurance jargon. Just simple, easy-to-use, and easy-to-buy health insurance.

    Tech stack

    Ruby on Rails, React, Javascript, jQuery, AWS, Unicorn, Datamapper, MySQL

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Child or elder care stipend

    Vacation and time off

    Unlimited time off
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Catered dinners
    Company activities
    Pet-friendly workplace
    SimplyInsured - Thursday Night team event - watching the Warriors crush the Pelicans
    SimplyInsured - Team Retreat in Lake Tahoe - we bring our Significant Others to part of the retreat to celebrate their support (we couldn't do what we do without them)
    SimplyInsured - Every 100 days we do a team-wide strategy retreat.
    SimplyInsured - Our office.
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