Trig was founded on the principle that everyone deserves to have appropriate and affordable healthcare. With over 30 years of experience in healthcare administration, founder Bob Hanlon struggled to make healthcare decisions when his own family member got sick. Being in the business, it should have been easy. However, he found that to be a good patient, or a good patient advocate, you must know what to question, who to question, and ask the right questions. There’s a lot to know if you want to get the best care at a fair price, yet no one has that information.
While working with 45,000 employees in Minnesota in both healthcare administration and health insurance, the consistent question employers asked Bob was, “How do we slow the growth of our company’s medical plan costs?”
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Bob Hanlon started Corporate Health Systems in 1985 with it growing to one of the largest independent health insurance brokerages in the State of Minnesota. The firm sold proprietary administrative systems in addition to providing consultative insurance services.
Bob’s answer was to involve the employees. It comes down to the people who get the medical care. To contain medical costs, people need to:
- Get the correct level of care
- See quality doctors
- Verify they were diagnosed correctly
- Get the most medically appropriate treatment
Since there was no program available that educates and guides patients through the healthcare system, Trig was born.