Our History

Equity Healthcare’s mission is to improve the health and quality of healthcare for employees and families, resulting in decreased cost trends and increased productivity.

  1. Equity Healthcare Is Founded

    Equity Healthcare, LLC, is founded by Blackstone to develop solutions to address healthcare costs impacting the private equity sector.

  2. First Summit

    Equity Healthcare launches its unique solution. Inaugural membership of twenty-two Member Companies represents five private equity firms: Blackstone, Bain Capital, Hellman & Friedman, TH Lee, and TPG.

  3. Centers Founded

    Care Centers developed and founded in partnership with Aetna and Anthem.

  4. Building Relationships

    Equity Healthcare reports initial results showing advantage over market.

  5. Quest Diagnostics

    Equity Healthcare launches strategic marketplace, offering value-added services to Member Companies at deep fee discounts and preferential terms and conditions. Quest Diagnostics is first supplier added. Employer Advisory Group formed.

  6. Employer Advisory Group

    An Advisory Board drawn from EH Member Companies in rotation is established to guide EH strategy and oversee operations.

  7. $1.5B

    Equity Healthcare membership reaches thirty-two companies. Market RFP: UnitedHealthcare replaces Anthem as preferred medical carrier. Aetna wins renewal. Thomson Reuters Health replaces HDMS.

  8. Audit

    EH competitive advantage validated by external, independent, third-party auditors, Milliman and the Disease Management Purchase Consortium.

  9. Castlight Health

    Castlight Health added to Equity Healthcare Marketplace.

  10. 300,000 Members

    Equity Healthcare reaches 300,000 members.

  11. Benefit Design Center of Excellence

    Equity Healthcare develops Benefit Design Center of Excellence and establishes itself as learning lab in consumerism. EH launches self-funded private exchange, powered by Liazon.

  12. Consova and Truven

    Consova selected as preferred dependent eligibility audit partner and Truven selected as preferred medical claims audit partner.

  13. RedBrick Health

    RedBrick Health selected as preferred wellness partner.

  14. UnifyHR

    UnifyHR selected as preferred ACA Compliance and Reporting partner.

About Equity Healthcare

Equity Healthcare works with private equity firms and their portfolio companies to manage healthcare costs.

In addition to leveraging purchasing power to reduce the administrative costs of sponsoring healthcare benefits, Equity Healthcare distinguishes itself by managing the cost of medical care. We work as a team with each EH Member Company’s brokers and consultants, with our sole focus being healthcare.

We manage costs through partnerships with best-in-class vendors, care centers dedicated to Equity Healthcare, and annual work plans customized for each EH Member Company. Mid-sized and smaller companies have access to the same level of service as jumbo accounts, as well as the intensive, six sigma–oriented oversight by the EH clinical team. In addition, EH hunts for and adds the best innovations to its core model annually. Quarterly reports focused on actionable findings are customized for each employer, and an annual "C-suite report" integrating best practices from around the market provides a jargon-free summary for company leadership.

Our Relationship with Blackstone

Blackstone created Equity Healthcare in 2008 to bring private sector solutions to the management of U.S. healthcare costs and quality. EH is an independent LLC, domiciled in Delaware, which operates across the private equity space. It is wholly owned by Blackstone and is part of its Private Equity Operating Group. Companies purchased by private equity firms that work with Equity Healthcare are eligible to be part of the EH solution.