About

Like many transformative visions, The Helper Bees was created to fill an obvious need in an underserved community.

Our Company

What We Do

The Helper Bees (THB) is an insurtech company, founded with the goal of transforming the home care experience for both payers and care recipients. 

We lead the Long-term Care Insurance industry in innovation, providing data-backed products and services including many of our industry’s firsts:  comprehensive aging-in-place care management program, tech-enabled private caregiver network, and robust in-home data analytics.

We partner with some of the world’s largest insurance carriers and health plans to revolutionize the way care is delivered to the home. By providing data, resources, and support we are able to keep older adults independent, healthy, and at home longer. In 2020, our platform enabled over 1,200,000 hours of home care to over 20,000 families nationwide. We are on track to triple this number in 2021.

Our platform blends novel technology with personalized service from nurses, care managers, a network of private caregivers and home care agencies, researchers, and data scientists, and analysts. Through this model, we enable our data-backed products and services, which give unprecedented insights throughout the policyholder journey – including pre-claims and on-claim populations – and provide our carrier partners the added benefits of reduced claims costs and improved operational efficiencies.

Our Reach

We Operate Nationwide

The Helper Bees is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in New Jersey and Maryland.

Our products and services extend across all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

We Operate Nationwide
Our Culture

All Bees Welcome

Mission: To help people stay at home longer through data-driven products and services that transform both the payer and the care-recipient experience. 

Vision: Own the home care experience. 

Values:

  • Quickly iterate through solutions
  • Bee the teammate you want to work with
  • Ask questions. Answer questions.
  • Seek ways to create an immediate impact
  • Take time to celebrate wins

Our company values were crafted to attract the ideal team member. We empower each employee to embrace their authentic selves; to collaborate, support, and be respectful of one another.

When it comes to hiring, we aim to hire individuals that live out our company values and who have the skills to drive our mission forward no matter who they are or where they come from. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just an HR program at The Helper Bees (THB). We believe that diverse thoughts, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help to drive innovation and encourage both individual and company growth. 

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Our Founders

Who We Are

Char Hu, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

After completing his doctorate at Baylor College of Medicine, Char translated his biomedical research experience into Alzheimer’s and dementia care. As a founder and director of Georgetown Living, a certified dementia communities, he is actively involved in supporting the needs of Central Texas’ older adult community.

Today, Char brings his passion and industry experience to his mission of transforming in-home older adult care. When not tending his hive as CEO at The Helper Bees, Char spends his free time working with local nonprofits focused on issues related to aging, and serving on the boards of directors at AustinUp, Alzheimer’s Texas, and Family Eldercare.

Eric Corum

Chief Product Officer

As the Chief Executive for a Medicare-accredited home health and home companion agency, Eric has seen the dramatic need for more efficiency in the older adult in-home care field.

Eric brings his passion for older adult care and his years of industry experience directing product management for an FDA-approved eHealth solution to his role as The Helper Bees Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Eric oversees all aspects of operations and business development.

Danny Lynch

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer at The Helper Bees, Danny is also the founder and CEO at DL Consulting LLC, where he consults, designs and builds custom software solutions for clients in the hardware and software space.

A highly-skilled computer architect with a history applying his talents at companies including Intel, NVIDIA Corporation, Applied Research Labs, IBM, and AMD. Danny brings his extensive knowledge of computer science to The Helper Bees, overseeing all aspects of web technology development.

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