There were more than 2,700 Medicare Advantage (MA) plans available for individual enrollment in 2019, an 18% bump compared to last year. The number of active MA plans is projected to increase even further in 2020, thanks to federal health care policymakers’ concerted efforts to broaden the program and address social determinants of health.

Launched in August by the American Medical Association spinoff Health2047, Zing Health is just one of the up-and-coming MA players to enter the picture.

Currently eyeing underserved markets in the Midwest, the tech-enabled Zing Health has a two-fold mission: to elevate the patient-provider relationship and alleviate social barriers that impact its members’ well-being.

Zing Health is the third company to come out of Health2047, the Silicon Valley business formation and commercialization enterprise launched by AMA in 2016.