Vericred Blog

Lightening up the year-end blackout period for employee benefits

Vericred's Blackout Period Change Management effectively eliminates the hassle of changing current-year plan details during open...

Eight Reasons ICHRAs May Transform Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

Whether the shift toward ICHRAs will be as tectonic as the transition to 401(k)s remains to be seen. But there are many reasons to think it...

Covid is forcing a reckoning for the health insurance industry—and that’s good

Carriers and brokers who respond to the Covid-19 pandemic with speed and creativity will emerge from this crisis with more efficient...

How we migrated a 1TB database from Heroku to AWS Aurora with (almost) no downtime

Earlier this year we decided that we wanted to move our PostgreSQL database for the Vericred API from Heroku to AWS Amazon Aurora. Read...

Using Rust to Speed Up Your Ruby Apps: Part 4 — Testing

Blog series on why we chose Rust, how to test and integrate Rust into an existing Ruby codebase, and how executing code outside of Ruby's...

InsurTech and Benefits Platforms Launch Initiatives in Response to COVID-19

Many tech platforms are addressing the challenges brought forth by COVID-19 by developing innovative solutions. ie. broker navigations,...

Health Insurance Carriers Launch Initiatives in Response to COVID-19

U.S. health insurance carriers are stepping up in response to COVID-19. See how insurance carriers are responding -- ie. waiving cost for...

Using Rust to Speed Up Your Ruby Apps: Part 3 — Error Management

Blog series on why we chose Rust, how to integrate Rust into an existing Ruby codebase, and how executing code outside of Ruby's GVL can...

Vericred, Sabre, and the History of the Platform Business Model

Decades after Sabre ignited innovation + transparency throughout the travel industry, a similar business model is transforming health...