SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, and Limeade, a corporate wellness technology company that drives real employee engagement, today announced an alliance to help employees take control of their own health and well-being. The new relationship creates a better benefit navigation experience and health outcomes for employees, while maximizing benefits utilization for employers. "The complexity of the healthcare system makes it extremely difficult for employees to understand and take advantage of their insurance benefits, which leads to sub-optimal care choices and unnecessary costs," said Rajeev Singh, CEO of Accolade. "Because of this, nearly half of healthcare tools and solutions go unused. The Limeade-Accolade connection simplifies full plan benefits for employees while maximizing plan utilization and value for employers." Accolade has consistently driven up utilization of the healthcare tools that improve care, and driven down costs for employers. For shared customers, Accolade will apply its unique personalized engagement and influence model to identify employees best suited to benefit from the Limeade solution. Accolade will engage employees through phone or mobile interactions to increase Limeade awareness and program participation. Similarly, Limeade will feature Accolade in its well-being programs to drive awareness of the healthcare concierge platform and increase use of this valuable benefit. "Limeade helps great companies achieve real business results through their authentic investments in employee well-being," said Limeade CEO Henry Albrecht. "We know when employees feel their employer cares about them - for example, providing market-leading tools - they're 38 percent more engaged at work. Using the Limeade Smart Hub gives our shared customers easy access to the Accolade health concierge platform, which ensures employees always get the right health benefits at the right time, from a company with off-the-charts customer satisfaction scores." About AccoladeAccolade is an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems. Accolade's team of compassionate, trusted professionals is supported by breakthrough science and technologies to guide people through the healthcare system in a deeply personalized manner. Accolade customers experience industry-leading engagement levels, satisfaction scores unseen in health care, better health outcomes, and cost savings of more than 10 percent. Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation's 25 most promising companies by Forbes magazine, the fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 500 and a Top Workplace for five consecutive years. For more information, visit accolade.com. About LimeadeLimeade is a corporate wellness technology company that drives real employee engagement. Limeade takes a whole-person approach to well-being, amplifies an organization's commitment to its employees and delivers smart technology that fits how people work today. Employees earn points and rewards for taking steps to improve, while employers experience better business results. Recognized for its own award-winning culture, Limeade helps the world's best companies develop happier, healthier and more productive employees. Learn more at www.limeade.com.