MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc. – December 12, 2018 – SKYGEN has built its reputation within the healthcare industry through its innovative dental and vision benefits technology and dedication to superior outsourced services for commercial and government payers– especially those serving America’s most vulnerable populations through Medicaid programs. Today the company announced it is extending its commitment to those with the greatest need even further with the creation of two new charitable initiatives.
The SKYGEN International Foundation was created to find cost-effective ways to improve healthcare in underserved parts of the world through the use of emerging technologies. SKYGENerosity is focused on helping vulnerable populations in the 39 states throughout the U.S. served by the company and its clients.
“SKYGEN’s Medicaid initiatives have always concentrated on using technology-enabled solutions and unmatched industry knowledge to help our clients deliver better dental and vision care to more members while helping them serve as good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” said Greg Borca, co-founder of SKYGEN and the program’s executive sponsor. “The SKYGEN International Foundation and SKYGENerosity are natural extensions of that mission. Our employees are passionate about helping underserved populations and wanted to do more for them, and our clients have expressed interest in having us collaborate with them locally and regionally on their community programs. Establishing the Foundation and SKYGENerosity gives us a dedicated mechanism to fulfill both requests.”
The SKYGEN International Foundation was originally established in early 2017 to find cost-effective ways to improve healthcare in parts of the world where it has previously been lacking, thereby improving the quality of life in those areas. The Foundation launched its first effort in July 2018 with a trip that brought the gift of better vision to citizens of the African nation of Tanzania. Working with partners Essilor and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT), the Foundation has offered free eye exams and corrective lenses to more than 22,000 people, many of whom had suffered with poor vision for many years. This initiative continues on a daily basis with a goal of tripling that number by the end of 2019.
The SKYGENerosity program will offer multiple ways for SKYGEN, its employees, and others to donate their time, talent, and treasure, both individually and through the company. Recent events included a company-sponsored blood drive, a Hunger Task Force donation drive to share food with those in need and an Eras senior network donation drive to help the elderly and adults with disabilities maintain their independence.
The organization also partners with its clients to support outreach programs in their local markets that improve the dental, vision and medical health of their members.
“One of the things I’ve always been proudest of at SKYGEN is our culture of inventing new ways to utilize technology to improve the lives of others,” said Craig Kasten, SKYGEN CEO and co-founder. “You can see it in the passion our people bring to their work, especially around helping to stretch Medicaid dollars further so more people can have access to quality care, and in what they do for each other here at work and at home in their individual communities. Yet they wanted to do more. As a company we have been blessed by success, and our employees wanted a way to share that success on a larger scale to help the less fortunate. The SKYGEN International Foundation, which has already impacted more than 22,000 lives while creating jobs in Tanzania, and SKYGENerosity gives them the means to do that while ensuring we stay true to our guiding principles.”
For more information about various company-sponsored charitable events, please go to: https://www.skygenusa.com/About/SKYGENEROSITY.htm.
To learn more about the SKYGEN International Foundation and to donate, please visit: https://www.skygenfoundation.org/donate
SKYGEN powers healthcare transformation forward with innovative, next-generation technology-enabled solutions and data analytics that inspire stakeholders to challenge the status quo and create better alignment to drive efficiency, reduce costs, and elevate experiences for all throughout the digital age. It helps payers of all sizes and across all lines of business become the most efficient health plans in the country through a portfolio that includes Benefits Administration, Enterprise Technology, On-Demand Solutions, and Professional Services. SKYGEN powers the nation’s largest healthcare insurers with clients operating in over 100 markets, serving 35 million member lives on its technology platform, and 10 million member lives through its outsourcing solutions.
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