Our History

Zing Health was founded in 2019 by two African American physician entrepreneurs, Eric E. Whitaker, MD, MPH, and Kenneth Alleyne, MD, along with co-founders Health2047 and healthcare executive Garfield Collins, to address inadequacies in the healthcare system by creating collaborative, community-based Medicare Advantage plans.

By extending 21st century health service solutions built around community, Zing Health seeks to drastically improve health outcomes in diverse populations that have been chronically underserved. Given that 80 percent of clinical outcomes are attributable to social determinants of health, Zing Health’s unique approach acknowledges the importance of understanding a patient’s circumstances outside of a clinical setting and offers a strategic, tech-enabled model that can scale to match the size of the problem.

In 2020, Zing Health served Medicare beneficiaries in Cook County, Illinois. Today, Zing serves an expanded service area encompassing counties in Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. In 2024, Zing Health will begin offering new plan types as well as enhancements to existing plans.

Our Model of Care

Zing Health utilizes an innovative, personalized model of care that keeps the member and their primary care provider at the center, while supporting them with a holistic care team that includes nurse care managers, behavioral health clinicians, social workers, and connections to community organizations. Zing accomplishes this while also reducing health care expenses and eliminating financial surprises for its members.

Zing Health’s tight focus allows it to take the time to get to know its members; partner with them to develop comprehensive, customized care plans; connect them with resources relating to social determinants of health; and provide concierge-level customer service.

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Our Name

The word “Zing” connotes energy, vigor, and excitement. Zing’s goal is to provide Medicare-eligible seniors and disabled people with the care, services, information, and wellness programs they need to achieve amaZing health.

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Our Commitment to Culture

Zing Health is a rapidly growing, diverse healthcare startup seeking passionate, self-starting professionals who share in our mission to increase health equity. Our culture rejects strict departmental silos and hierarchies in favor of a team approach where everyone is invited to have a voice across the company and pitch in wherever their skills, background, and expertise can be put to use.

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Zing employees embrace “The Zing Way,” our guiding
philosophy that provides four CUES:

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    Social Consciousness

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Our Commitment to

Zing Health is a partner in Pledge 1%, which champions corporate donations and public engagement among early-stage companies. Pledge 1% aims to make a difference in the world by inspiring startups to give 1% of their profit, equity, and staff time to a charity of their choosing.

Zing Health encourages employees to volunteer their time in the communities where they live and work, and has challenged employees to spend at least 20 hours per year on volunteer activities.

Our Open Positions

Find out about currently open positions and apply today.

Our Commitment to Employees

Zing Health offers a robust compensation package including:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous individual and family medical, dental, vision, and life insurance policies
  • A company-matched 401(k) retirement fund
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Zing Health office headquarter building in downtown Chicago

Our Offices

Zing Health’s headquarters is in downtown Chicago a short walk from Oglivie and Union Metra stations and multiple CTA elevated and subway stations. Our sales operations are based in our second office on 35th St.

Our offices have reopened with COVID-19 precautions in place, although remote work remains an option for most employees.

Our Open Positions

Find out about currently open positions and apply today.

Press Inquiries

Zing Health is pleased to connect journalists to subject matter experts for interviews and appearances, and to provide information to members of the media about our company, mission, and vision. Please direct inquiries to [email protected].

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