COVID-19 testing startup Curative pivots to health plan offering – Healthcare Dive

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COVID-19 testing startup Curative is lounging off 109 employees because it pivots its focus from COVID-19 testing to the medical health insurance plan, based on a staff Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice.

The organization is launching any adverse health plan within the Austin, Texas, area and can offer $ copays and $ deductibles after performing baseline health visits. Curative promises to unveil the program in Texas counties and finally other states, based on an announcement.

The organization is making “additional adjustments happening in staffing throughout the organization in line with the interest in our COVID-19 testing services and new hiring needs once we launch our new health plan in Texas,” a spokesperson stated.

The baseline health visit, which should be completed within 4 months, will assess preventive health needs and try to enhance the health literacy of people.

The program is going to be open to employers with 51 or even more employees.

“Curative’s new health plan represents its next phase of growth and it is the main focus of the organization,” based on the pr release.

Medical officials have noted since as early as April that COVID-19 testing demand continues to be decreasing.

Curative began in 2020 and provided 35 million COVID-19 tests and a pair of million vaccines across greater than 40 states throughout the coronavirus pandemic.