The rising cost of healthcare is a huge concern and is caused by the lack of cost transparency. glassFROGG makes healthcare affordable for everyone by revealing the actual cost of medical care. We allow users to shop for affordable options on thousands of medical procedures with savings of up to 90% on medical procedures and prescriptions, telemed with $0 copay, and 70% discounts for dental and vision. glassFROGG is helping employers help their employees save thousands on their medical expenses.
We make medical care affordable for everyone.
Type of Organization
Startup - Newly established businesses, investable
Size of Organization
Organization Mailing Address
1365 West Business Park Drive Suite 201
Orem, UT 84058
glassFROGG is the only medical care marketplace that uses actual crowdsourced medical bills and provider solutions to show consumers where they can go to get quality medical care at an affordable price. Now employers, who haven't been able to offer their employees any medical benefits, can now offer their employees and their families affordable options at a fraction of the cost of traditional health insurance.
A huge crisis in America today is the rising cost of medical care. The lack of cost transparency is the top culprit. Nobody is willing to share the data that would allow open market conditions to stabilize the prices and even drive the prices down. Large hospital systems won't share the costs nor will the insurance companies share the costs. Politicians are asking the wrong question which is, "Who will pay for medical care?", when the question should be "Why is medical care so expensive in the first place?"
With the right data, Americans can take control of their medical care choices again. Up until now it's been impossible to make wise, financially sound, medical care choices because even if you asked your doctor before a procedure what it was going to cost you, she wouldn't be able to tell you, because in most cases, your doctor doesn't even know the cost of their own procedures.
Early in the development of glassFROGG, we realized that the data is in the public domain. In fact, the data is sitting on kitchen tables and countertops in nearly every household in America. The data that would solve this massive problem are the medical bills we receive in the mail. We don't know what we'll pay for a medical procedure until we get the bill in the mail.
glassFROGG encourages its users to share their medical bills with the greater glassFROGG community by crowdsourcing their medical bills. A glassFROGG user simply redacts their personally identifiable information, snaps a picture of their bill, answers a couple questions regarding the procedure and the quality of care and uploads their bill to glassFROGG through our website and mobile application.
glassFROGG has developed a proprietary, patent-pending technology that takes medical bills and extracts the cost data from those bills and inserts the data into our one-of-a-kind searchable database. Since our inception, thousands of medical bills have been uploaded to glassFROGG.
Today glassFROGG customers can save thousands of dollars by searching our database for the cost of thousands of procedures and it only takes a few seconds. In addition, our customers receive telemed with $0 copay and discounts on prescriptions, dental and vision.
This innovation will change the way medical care is consumed in the United States. As glassFROGG catches on and becomes a household name, providers will need to respond and become competitive with their costs or they will be left behind.
Category of Innovation
Digital Health - A digital health solution is a technology-based solution whose user is caring for or providing care for themselves (think of a personal app) or another individual (such as a doctor using a tool to help their patient)
Intended End User
Patient - Individuals who receive health care
Provider - Individuals or organizations responsible for providing care to patients (e.g. doctors, nurses, hospital/clinic administrators, etc.)
Purchaser - Organizations responsible for purchasing health benefits for a population of people (e.g. employers or government entities)
Startup - newly established business, investable
Problem (i.e. barrier, issue, complication, etc.) being solved for the end user
The rising cost of healthcare or medical care is a huge problem in America today brought about because of the lack of cost transparency in the healthcare industry. In addition, glassFROGG is creating awareness for the low cost providers who cater to those who are paying cash for their medical care either because they don't have insurance or have high deductibles.
Idea/solution to the problem, if applicable
Our solution is to create cost transparency in the healthcare / medical care space by crowdsourcing medical bills and creating a searchable database for our users to shop for medical care in our one-of-a-kind medical care marketplace. Our solution is already working. glassFROGG has collected thousands of medical bills and we have saved our users thousands of dollars. The solution works, we just need to get the word out.
Level of adoption (i.e. list of customers/users, testimonials, etc.), if applicable
We have thousands of registered users from dozens of small businesses who perform thousands of searches and have already uploaded thousands of medical bills. So far, we are focussed on the Utah market and will be expanding regionally and throughout the country over the next 12 months.
We have partnered with lawmakers, providers, employers, and government agencies to help make medical care affordable for everyone.
Impact (i.e. measurable outcomes), if applicable
We have dozens of unsolicited success stories from users who have saved hundreds and even thousands of dollars by using the glassFROGG affordable medical care marketplace search tool.
List of Funding Sources (if applicable)
Founders and Angels.