Simplee Takes On Cake Health, Adds Bill Payment Feature First

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Simplee, a Mint-like platform for your healthcare bills, is launching a new feature today that will help simplify the process of paying medical bills.

Just like with Mint and your financial accounts, you give Simplee access to your medical insurance accounts. It then brings in all of your medical, dental, and pharmacy bills and presents them in an easy-to-understand dashboard. Simplee tells your total medical costs, how much you’ve paid out-of-pocket, your deductible, and how many doctor’s visits you and your family have had. If you’ve ever looked at an insurance statement, this information isn’t easy to find on these papers. But Simplee lays everything out clearly for users.

Simplee is allowing you to pay your bills to health care providers directly from its platform. After linking your medical and dental plans, and connecting a debit card or major credit card, users will automatically receive automated notifications when a bill is ready for review and payment.

Simplee faces competition from Cake Health, which launched to the public last week. Cake Health will also roll out a payment feature soon and is currently testing a bill paying option with a small number of users now.

Simplee actually will track your insurance company’s database and update its platform with a new bill when it becomes available. Via the bill payment feature, you can see what portion of a bill you are responsible for, what should be paid by your insurance and when a payment is due.

Support is currently provided for Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, CIGNA, Delta Dental, MetLife, UnitedHealthcare, Vision Service Plan (VSP) and WellPoint (Empire BCBS) with additional plans coming online soon.