Earlier this year we decided that we wanted to move our PostgreSQL database for the Vericred API from Heroku to AWS Amazon Aurora. Aurora offers higher performance, better scaling options, and more flexibility at a lower cost while still being fully managed. Aurora is also PostgreSQL compatible, so the change appeared seamless to our API and our engineers. With the … Continued

As a platform business operating at the intersection of health insurance and technology, our data services support two distinct constituencies: insurance carriers and tech platforms. With COVID-19 disrupting business operations around the world, we’ve decided to check-in on how both groups of stakeholders are responding to these dynamic market conditions. Earlier this month, with an … Continued

From waiving cost-sharing for testing and eliminating certain out-of-pocket costs to expanding access to telehealth services, U.S. health insurance carriers are stepping up in response to COVID-19. We are all in this together, and it is important to give credit where credit is due.Please find below an ongoing list of carrier initiatives related to COVID-19, aggregated and updated by … Continued

In our last two blog posts we discussed the why and the how of using Rust to speed up Ruby apps. In this post we’re going to take a quick look at error handling between Ruby and Rust code. Ruby Vs Rust Error Handling Ruby, like most popular programming languages, use exceptions to indicate error conditions. You rescue (or catch in other … Continued