A graduate of the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Amir Pirnia holds an MBA with an emphasis in marketing management and strategy. Amir Pirnia leverages his training and experience to serve as the vice president of engineering at Hixme, where he is rethinking how technology can be used in health insurance services.
Hixme is changing the health insurance paradigm by putting decisions back into the hands of employees. With its unique employer toolkit, Hixme uses analytics to create a plan for each organization according to its employee-centric benefits model.
Hixme recommends the best plan for each employee and that employee’s family and strives to maximize the value of each plan. By taking responsibility for benefits and guiding employees through the decision-making process, Hixme frees executives from this undertaking so they can focus on their business. To learn more, visit Hixme.com.
As engineering vice president of Hixme Insurance Solutions, Inc., Amir Pirnia helps guide a respected presence in the technology-driven health care sphere. The focus of Amir Pirnia and his team is on providing a cost-effective and tailored way for employees to take control of their health benefits.
One advantage of the Hixme approach is that it helps protect the bottom lines of American workers amidst a situation of ACA/AHCA “ping-pong,” in which there are efforts underway to fix, repeal, or replace elements of the health care reform enacted during the previous White House administration. In particular, the cycle of lessening worker satisfaction and increased costs is leading to the exact type of employer-sponsored health benefits model that Hixme offers.
Hixme is driving an evolution beyond the single employer “pooling” system, which works well only for those companies with thousands of employees and family members covered. Hixme’s model enables employer group coverage to be shifted to bundled “actuarially equivalent coverage” that emphasizes the use of direct-to-consumer products. This tailors coverage to the everyday needs of those covered and avoids unnecessary costs.
An executive in the insurance technology field, Amir Pirnia is vice president of engineering at Hixme in Los Angeles. Amir Pirnia holds an MBA with a concentration in marketing, management, and strategy from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, which opened its new Global Hub in the spring of 2017.
The Kellogg School’s new Global Hub is a 415,000-square-foot building on Lake Michigan that features two atriums. The first, Collaboration Plaza, was designed as a meeting place for the Kellogg community. The second atrium, Faculty Summit, is located above Collaboration Plaza and serves as a gathering place for faculty from various disciplines.
Other features of the Global Hub include White Auditorium, a two-story meeting space that overlooks Lake Michigan and seats up to 300 people. The Global Hub also includes flexible classrooms that can be combined through removable walls to accommodate larger groups.
The classrooms are outfitted with advanced technology, and some even have telepresence technology, allowing the school to welcome remote guest lecturers. To learn more about Kellogg’s Global Hub, visit www.kellogg.northwestern.edu.
Amir Pirnia has helped several startups grow past their initial years to become large organizations. His expertise in programming, engineering and technology has allowed him to nurture and fuel the potential of . Amir Pirnia is the vice president of engineering at Hixme, a technology leader in the new era of worker-owned benefits which received an investment from Propel Venture Partners, a fintech venture capital (VC) fund, backed by Spanish banking group BBVA.
In 2016, Hixme opened and closed a Series B funding round for $14.1 million led by Propel Venture Partners. Other investors who took part include Rosemark Capital, Transamerica Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB). Hixme’s total funding now stands at $26.6 million.
The company will use the funds to promote Hixme’s Workplace Market platform and the new Hixme Bundle, a product that integrates medical insurance with gap insurances and monetary features that give workers and their families a buffer from the risk of unpredictable health care occurrences. Following the investment, Tom Whiteaker of Propel Venture Partners and Chris Kuenne of Rosemary Capital joined Hixme’s board.
Hixme is Propel Venture Partners’ sixth investment since its establishment in February 2016. Whitaker stated Propel was attracted to Hixme’s innovative use of technology to give employers and their employees flexible health care coverage. This, according to Whiteaker, empowers families by giving them the opportunity to choose the health and financial coverage they need.