Castlight is a health care shopping solution provided to consumers by their employers or health plan carriers.
Employers and health plans are turning to the Castlight solution because it’s a win-win for them and their employees and members. Castlight reduces the overall cost of providing health care to consumers and enables consumers to reduce their out-of-pocket cost of health care while seeing all the cost, quality, and convenience options available to make decisions that are right for them.
The High Cost of Health Care
The cost of health care for individuals and families has ballooned beyond anything we could have imagined just a few short years ago. As Americans we grew accustomed to our employers providing health care for us and our dependents, and we used it without much thought to the actual cost of medical services we received. Today, most individuals have to bear a substantial amount of the costs for their health care with little to no visibility into the price or quality of care until after they’ve seen a doctor or had an x-ray.
The Castlight Difference
Castlight Health has uncovered massive price variations in medical services from providers within single health plans and specific geographic locations. Most of us expect that when we pay more for something, we get more, but there is no correlation between the cost of medical services and the quality of care.
With Castlight’s personalized, easy-to-use tools that provide unbiased information about the price, quality, and convenience of health care individuals can:
- Save money while getting the most for their out-of-pocket costs
- See their options for selecting a doctor or choosing a lab or clinic, complete with cost and quality of care information, before they make an appointment
- Better understand their health care benefits, deductible levels, and medical expenses as they are incurred