SUM Mobile and their 8-man Filipino team

SUM Mobile and their 8-man Filipino team

"Maria Health takes care of its clients, whether they're a 100-person company or a 10-person team. They made us feel secure about getting health coverage for our employees because we know it's something we can sustain."  - Angeline Manahan, SUM Mobile co-founder
 

SUM Mobile is a California-based company with a team in Manila. Read SUM Mobile’s story on how Maria Health has been able to provide affordable options for their Filipino team in the Philippines.

What is SUM Mobile?

SUM Mobile is a buy and sell site created exclusively for Stanford University students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Founded by Stanford alumnus Greg Wientjes, it’s a useful mobile marketplace for Stanford folk looking to sublet their apartment, rent their bikes, or any other university living-related need. The company is based in the United States but they employ top talent in the Philippines.

Problem: Securing coverage for a tiny team

Co-founder Angeline Manahan relates that they started looking into providing healthcare coverage for their lean and mean Pinoy team late last year. They were worried that they wouldn’t be able to secure one since the group numbered less than 10 employees. Canvassing for solutions, they initially felt that their fears were well-founded. “The other healthcare providers we talked to were not as attentive and we felt like we were deprioritized,” says Ms. Manahan. They were given confusing information and rates, and were furnished with “conflicting or generic responses” whenever they tried to clarify details about the different plans.

It was a very frustrating process.

Solution: Customized and affordable service

A friend eventually recommended Maria Health, and that was when things started to look up. They liked the company’s vision and dedicated partners and instantly saw the contrast in service. Ms. Manahan feels that - with Maria Health’s help in finding a health plan suited for their business and getting their team enrolled - healthcare coverage is something they can continue to provide for their team in the long run. There were a few bumps during account set-up but Maria Health was always responsive and helpful. Our team has been happy with the service since, she adds.

Just like SUM Mobile, Maria Health is a useful online marketplace that makes it simple and easy to shop for healthcare in the Philippines. Whether you’re a freelancer with a limited budget or an entrepreneur just starting to get your feet wet, we’ve got you covered. Visit our site or drop us a line at hello@mariahealth.ph and get an instant quote today.

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