Our mission is to greatly improve health outcomes and wealth incomes for working People, employer Plans and care Providers in North Carolina.

Our mission is to greatly improve health outcomes and wealth incomes for working People, employer Plans and care Providers in North Carolina.

We are honored to work with the leading business organizations in our great state. The NC Chamber and Catapult, representing over 2,500 midsized businesses like yours, have joined Hero Health to provide better health outcomes and higher incomes for employers just like you.

The NC Chamber is the leading business advocacy organization in North Carolina. We work in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to proactively drive positive change, ensuring that North Carolina is one of the best places in the world to do business.

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Catapult helps employers address their biggest challenges in creating exceptional workplaces. The organization launched at the start of 2021 when two renowned employer associations merged: Capital Associated Industries (CAI) and The Employers Association (TEA). With over 60 years of collective experience, Catapult serves more than 2,400 member companies across North Carolina and beyond. It provides education, training, advice, and consulting services to organizations of all sizes and industries. Hero Health is proud to be Catapult’s partner for group healthcare solutions.

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Our Partners

Validation Institute is a third-party for healthcare purchasing professionals, vendors, and benefits advisors to help reduce employer healthcare costs.

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The Health Rosetta helps public and private employers and unions provide better care for 157 million Americans while reducing health benefits spending by 20-40%.

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Bluedoor connects digital health to life by leveraging emerging digital health technologies to engage consumers in their health whilst reducing the cost of care.

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The Birth of Hero Health

Hero Health was created to empower North Carolina employers to take back control of their health plans. CEO and Founder Patrick Long grew up in the Triad and now lives in the Triangle. He spent most of his career helping midsized businesses improve efficiency and grow EBITDA. Executives often asked him to help improve their employee benefits – but until he experienced health issues firsthand, Long was not aware of how pervasive these problems were.

His PPO ranked surgeons by distance and price – not quality or experience. With a few calls, Long discovered that the least expensive surgeon actually had the best outcomes, while the most expensive doctor performed the fewest procedures. This disconnect is built into the status quo PPO, which steer employees to the closest and more costly options. Long vowed to create a new plan for employers that would not only improve health outcomes, but also protect incomes for working people, their employers, and the top providers.

And so Hero Health was born.

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