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Kony and Medical Mutual of Ohio Deliver Innovative Mobile Healthcare and Incentive Apps for Members and Employees

New Mobile App Empower Members to Better Manage Healthcare Needs; Employee Incentive App Enhances Member Loyalty

AUSTIN, Texas – January 13, 2016 **–** Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced it has helped Medical Mutual of Ohio, the oldest and largest health insurance company based in Ohio, deliver unique mobile app experiences for its members and employees.

Medical Mutual of Ohio was founded in 1934 and is the oldest and largest health insurance company headquartered in Ohio offering a variety of health plans to individuals, businesses, and professional sports teams. Faced with healthcare reforms and consumerization of the healthcare industry, Medical Mutual of Ohio required a multi-edge approach to serve the needs of its member.

“Medical Mutual of Ohio is known to provide a high level of quality healthcare service for our members and we wanted to continue delivering value by offering our members innovative new mobile apps that will enable them to better manage their healthcare,” said Joya Newman, interactive e-solutions manager, Medical Mutual of Ohio. “Kony was able to offer us a compelling mobile application development platform solution that enabled us to deliver personalized mobile experiences for our members better and faster than any other vendor we researched.”

Kony partnered with Medical Mutual of Ohio to design and build two personalized mobile applications. The first was created for health plan members and the second was created to support their Mutual Appreciation Program. Capability highlights of both include:

  • Member App: With Kony, Medical Mutual of Ohio developed a consumer app that allows health plan members to access their plan from their mobile phones. With the mobile app, members can access their identification card, insurance benefits, search for nearby providers, and view claims information.
  • Mutual Appreciation Program App: The mutual appreciation program is an employee rewards program and a customer loyalty program. The goal is to incentivize employees to patronize the businesses of its customers. Working with Kony, Medical Mutual of Ohio developed an enterprise application to support the successful mutual appreciation program.

“I really believe the mobile app is a significant part of the program’s success story,” said Laura Dunn, mutual appreciation program manager, Medical Mutual of Ohio. “Through this program that encourages our employees to patronize our member-owned businesses and track their spend using the mobile app built on Kony’s Mobility Platform, we have put $48 million back into the State of Ohio’s local economy.”

“With the explosive growth of mobile devices, many industries have been impacted by consumer-driven demand for mobile applications,” said Dave Shirk, president of Products, Strategy and Marketing, Kony, Inc. “As a result, healthcare insurance providers such as Medical Mutual of Ohio are responding to this demand by providing unique mobile app experiences that empower their members to manage their healthcare through the convenience of mobile devices, giving them access to information and services anywhere and at any time. Kony has helped many leading healthcare organizations successfully deliver innovative mobile apps, and it’s exciting to see how much success Medical Mutual of Ohio has been able to achieve through their unique mobile applications that we worked with them to build.”

Kony provides industry-leading enterprise mobility solutions to help businesses compete in mobile time, by rapidly delivering multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems today and in the future. The company’s customers include Fortune 1000 global banks, healthcare payers and providers, automotive, manufacturing, travel, hospitality and retail organizations, as well as a large global network of more than 150 partners.

Kony is recognized as “One of the Best Platform Solutions for the Enterprise” amongst Mobile Application Development Platform providers: Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution, 2015-16. Kony was recently named a “Leader” again, for the third year in a row, with strong advancements in vision and execution in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP). In addition, Kony was named a “Leader” and earned the highest score in the current offering category in Mobile Infrastructure Services by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., according to The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services, Q3 2015 report.

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About Medical Mutual of Ohio

Founded in 1934, Medical Mutual of Ohio is the oldest and largest health insurance company based in Ohio. For more than 80 years, the company has served customers with high-quality, affordable group and personal health insurance plans, and third-party administrative services to self-insured group customers. As a mutual health insurance company, Medical Mutual is unique in that it operates for the benefit of its members. Unlike publicly-traded insurance companies that must maximize their financial return, Medical Mutual does not answer to stockholders or Wall Street analysts.

About Kony Inc.

Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers organizations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering ready-to-run, multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future, with a lower total cost of ownership. Kony’s cross-platform solution helps organizations design, build, configure and manage mobile apps to empower and better engage with customers, partners and employees. Kony was named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

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Jean Kondo

Kony, Inc.


Danielle Tarp

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