Medical Mutual enhances its wellness capabilities with the acquisition of Bravo

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medical Mutual has signed an agreement to acquire Bravo, a provider of data-driven wellness solutions to more than one million users nationwide. Bravo will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Medical Mutual.

The acquisition is a strategic combination of Medical Mutual’s established, service-focused insurance offerings and Bravo’s achievement-based wellness model that helps individuals reduce preventable health risks and employers reduce health care costs. Bravo’s configurable wellness programs improve health outcomes by inspiring and equipping individuals to make personal progress toward healthy benchmarks. Bravo’s capabilities also strengthen Medical Mutual’s approach to population health, a critical element in reducing healthcare costs.

“Medical Mutual is committed to helping every member, regardless of their current health status, improve their well-being while managing rising healthcare costs for individuals and groups enrolled in our plans,” said said Rick Chiricosta, President, Chairman and CEO of Medical Mutual. “Bravo’s personal, motivational and measurable approach to wellness programs helps us achieve both of these goals. »

Medical Mutual is one of Ohio’s largest health insurers with over 1.6 million members. The company has increasingly broadened its insurance offerings, expanding its individual and government programs, strengthening its dental business with the acquisition of Superior Dental Care, and focusing on its life and disability insurance products.

Bravo Founder and CEO Jim Pshock adds, “For over a decade, Bravo has shown that when wellness solutions include a proven recipe for improved health, it can be a vital solution for employers to minimize the driving force behind rising costs. social benefits and preventable health risks. Medical Mutual understands our model and sees Bravo as a strategic part of its growth. Bravo’s commitment to inspiring preventative action, promoting the primary care relationship, reducing health risks and lowering claims costs aligns with Medical Mutual’s goals and we are delighted to have the strength of this reputable parent company to support our business in the future.

Jim founded Bravo in 2008 and will continue to lead the Cleveland-based company and its 170 employees.

About the medical mutual

Founded in 1934, Medical Mutual is one of the largest health insurance companies based in Ohio. The company serves more than 1.6 million members with high-quality group and personal health insurance plans, and third-party administrative services to self-insured group clients. Medical Mutual also offers life, dental, vision, disability and critical illness insurance. As a mutual insurance company, Medical Mutual has no shareholders and rather operates for the benefit of its members. For more information, visit

About Bravo

Founded in 2008, Bravo is a national provider of employee wellness solutions that enable employers and health plans to benefit from configurable wellness plans that strengthen employee benefits and lower the tendency for claims to be long term. Their data-driven approach has established proven models for inspiring personal improvement and controlling rising healthcare costs. For more information, visit