The medical mutual insurance company launches MedMutual Resource Connect

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medical Mutual presents Connection to MedMutual resourcesa personalized online platform to help community members access and connect to free and low-cost social services to help overcome barriers to healthcare.

Powered by findhelp.org, MedMutual Resource Connect organizes a network of free and low-cost resources for food, housing, goods, transit, health, care, financial aid, education, work, legal assistance and more. Thousands of resources are at users fingertips, with easy ways to connect individuals to support.

Medical Mutual has a long history of working with area nonprofits and agencies to provide a wide variety of supports to its members. With MedMutual Resource Connect, the Cleveland-based health insurer extends the reach of these organizations to anyone who needs help by connecting them to social services in their area. MedMutual Resource Connect is free and easy to navigate. Simply enter your zip code, then browse the resource categories – such as housing, education, job training, health and more – where free and low-cost services are available. Users can also search for a keyword or program name.

“Since our founding nearly 90 years ago, Medical Mutual has been committed to the communities we serve,” said Dr. Tere Koenig, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Mutual. “MedMutual Resource Connect is an extension of our commitment to population health as it helps our members remove barriers to quality care and good health. It provides a simple and dignified way for anyone in need to connect with community organizations that can provide services. These are groups and resources that our teams have been working with for years. We are happy to provide this platform as another investment to help our communities and members improve their health.

Nonprofits, agencies, and local organizations will also gain greater reach through MedMutual Resource Connect, helping even more people who need their services the most. The network is free for organizations and offers features such as appointment scheduling and referral and results tracking tools.

Groups such as Direction Home Akron Canton value their partnership with MedMutual Resource Connect and see firsthand how it can help.

“Direction Home Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities is proud to continue its partnership with Medical Mutual in connecting seniors to the resources they need to succeed in the community,” said Gary L. Cook, President and CEO of Direction Home. “Our community knowledge of local resources allows us to identify unmet needs, recommend solutions, and carefully connect people to the right support to ensure positive health outcomes. MedMutual Resource Connect gives us another way to efficiently connect people with the right support at the right time while sharing vital information for care coordination.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit medmutualresourceconnect.com.

About Ohio Medical Mutual

Founded in 1934, Medical Mutual is the oldest and one of the largest health insurance companies based in Ohio. We provide peace of mind to more than 1.2 million Ohioans through our high-quality health, life, disability, dental, vision, and indemnity insurance plans. We offer fully insured, self-funded group coverage, including stop loss, as well as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and individual plans. Medical Mutual’s status as a mutual company means we are owned by our members, not shareholders, so we don’t answer to Wall Street analysts or pay dividends to investors. Instead, we focus on developing products and services that allow us to better serve our customers and the communities around us and help our members achieve their best possible health and quality of life. For more information, visit the company’s website at MedMutual.com.