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Cake Health

Health Care Management Tool


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Published 09/19/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Cake Health is designed to simplify the way the average person tracks their health care benefits and expenses. The application includes a number of tools that help break down charges so the user knows what they have to pay. The user creates an account and connects to their health care insurance company. The application will import all of the user’s data and record amounts paid out of pocket as well as those paid by the insurer. Cake Health also shows the user how much of their benefit is left and how much copay or deductible they are responsible for each time they visit a doctor or hospital. All plan information is tracked in real time so the user is always viewing the most recent information. Users can also add information for dependents covered by their insurance policies.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Cake Health was created to do for the user’s health care what Mint does for their financial status. The application was founded in 2010 by Rebecca Woodcock who helped create the concept behind Cake Health after observing how inefficient the current health care payment system was. Her understanding stemmed from personal experience as she witnessed a friend with epilepsy wade through the swamp of bills that flowed in for medical expenses. Today, Cake Health provides users with a list of features that help reduce the fears many individuals feel towards dealing with health insurance companies and medical costs.

What are the differences to other apps?

Cake Health offers a similar service to other health care insurance applications. The user can check up on their remaining benefits and financial responsibility any time they like from any computer with internet access. Cake Health differs by presenting a warmer, more welcoming atmosphere to the user. Items are broken down and displayed using simple status bars and pie charts. Cake Health manages to make the otherwise intimidating task of managing health insurance benefits a piece of cake.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The look of Cake Health is definitely one of its greatest assets. The application uses lighthearted colors with hints of vibrant pink, blue and yellow. The user interface is very easy to master, with no clutter and clearly marked tabs so the user can find their benefits, history and main dashboard. Family members are displayed beside friendly heart icons, making the entire experience rather pleasant (which is a far cry from what managing insurance benefits usually feels like).

How does the registration process work?

A new user can get started by clicking the green “Sign Up – It’s Free!” button along the right hand side of the Cake Health homepage. The registration form on the following page asks the user to supply an email address, name, zip c ode, gender and password. The user must also check the small box at the bottom of the form to confirm their agreement with the Cake Health privacy policy and terms of service. This will also confirm that the user agrees to give Cake Health access to their health care information. Concerned users can click the “authorization” link beside the box to read through the message before agreeing. After submitting the form, the user is asked to select their insurance provider to begin building their profile.

What does it cost to use the application?

The cost of Cake Health is just one more reason to use it. Anyone can sign up and start importing their health insurance data for free. There are no subscription fee requirements or other charges needed to create and maintain an account. This is a great way to encourage users to sign up, considering that many are interested in reducing expenses related to their health care rather than adding to them.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone with health insurance can benefit from using CakeHealth.com, even those with just one policy. The application can significantly simplify the way insurance information is presented so that anyone can easily understand it. Users can quickly access their data and see if they owe any money to health care providers before they make a payment. Cake Health can help translate confusing insurance company jargon into everyday language that the average person can understand.

  • Users can link directly to their health insurance policy through Cake Health
  • Copays and deductibles are displayed clearly
  • Health care information is updated in real time
  • Policies with multiple dependents can be tracked using Cake Health
  • Benefit status can be reviewed before seeing a doctor


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