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Munich Re Partners with Goodpath to Improve Disability Experience and Return to Work

Goodpath will provide Virtual Chronic Condition Health Programs to Disability Carriers

  • Under the agreement, Munich Re now endorses Goodpath to the North American disability carriers it reinsures

  • This initiative is aimed at improving return-to-work rates and reducing LTD incidence 

Goodpath and Munich Re North America Life (Munich Re) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership aimed at improving the disability experience, return to work rates, and LTD incidence. With this partnership, Munich Re will offer disability insurance carriers in the U.S. and Canada direct access to Goodpath’s whole-person virtual care platform designed to address specific needs. Munich Re's announcement can be viewed here.

Traditional care for chronic conditions treats either physical or mental factors. Yet, individuals with disorders such as musculoskeletal, sleep, and digestive conditions experience comorbidities that traverse physical-mental health silos. Goodpath considers an individual’s complete set of conditions, delivering comprehensive virtual and personalized care that addresses the needs of the whole person.

Improving Health Outcomes: Benefits of this Partnership 

The partnership provides Munich Re’s carrier clients with the opportunity to enhance their member experience and improve market competitiveness by offering Goodpath’s unique personalized digital health solution. With a goal of improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs for individuals and organizations, the Goodpath program incorporates distinctive elements such as a dedicated health coach, personalized digital treatments, and tailored customer care kits. The partnership also enables Munich Re to offer preferential pricing to clients looking to implement the Goodpath solution.

"We're thrilled to partner with MunichRe to provide their clients more access to whole-person care," said Carl Nehme, co-founder and President of Goodpath. "People experiencing a disabling health condition need additional health support during and after medical treatment. It's clear that Munich Re is committed to providing the best possible care for its clients’ members and we're proud to be part of those efforts."

"A longtime leader in group and individual disability reinsurance, Munich Re actively pursues ground-breaking technology to help our clients control costs and enhance their customer experience," said Dawn McMaster, Head of Business Development, Group and Living Benefits at Munich Re Life US. "While we are best known for our risk and reinsurance work with primary carriers, this partnership is a prime example of the array of digital partnerships and market-leading services we offer to our wide-ranging client base. Goodpath offers our clients a direct way to improve member experience and to potentially reduce claims costs.”

About Goodpath

Goodpath offers fully personalized, integrative care delivered virtually to address chronic conditions. Programs focus on symptoms and contributing factors (like sleep and diet), and address both physical and mental health. Beginning with a health assessment, each member receives a program designed for their specific needs, including support from a Goodpath health coach, all of whom have master's degrees in clinical specialties. Someone with back pain may get exercise therapy plus meditation for stress relief, nutritional guidance to reduce inflammation, and topical treatments to manage pain. The app-based program provides digital tools as well as a monthly box of over-the-counter medications, devices, and other treatment items shipped directly to the member's home.

About Munich Re

Munich Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance, and insurance-related risk solutions. The group consists of the reinsurance and ERGO business segments, as well as the asset management company MEAG. Munich Re is globally active and operates in all lines of the insurance business. Since it was founded in 1880, Munich Re has been known for its unrivaled risk-related expertise and its sound financial position. It offers customers financial protection when faced with exceptional levels of damage – from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake through to the 2019 Pacific typhoon season.

Munich Re possesses outstanding innovative strength, which enables it to also provide coverage for extraordinary risks such as rocket launches, renewable energies, or cyberattacks. The company is playing a key role in driving forward the digital transformation of the insurance industry, and in doing so has further expanded its ability to assess risks and the range of services that it offers. Its tailor-made solutions and close proximity to its customers make Munich Re one of the world’s most sought-after risk partners for businesses, institutions, and private individuals.

Goodpath's Disability Care

Goodpath partners with disability carriers, payers, and supplemental health providers to improve outcomes, lower costs, and increase engagement. Request a demo to learn more about how Goodpath’s virtual, whole-person care will improve outcomes for your members.