Chapter Welcomes Former US Secretary of Health & Human Services Dr. Donna Shalala to Board of Directors


Chapter, the leading technology-driven Medicare Navigation Platform, announces new Board Member, Donna Shalala, PhD, and launches a new web and mobile application to help Americans navigate retirement.

Dr. Shalala has forged a legacy as a leader in public health and in Medicare. She served as the 18th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services where she dramatically improved the Medicare program for America's seniors. She has also represented Florida's 27th District in the U.S. House of Representatives and served as the President of the University of Miami.

"Medicare can provide access to excellent healthcare for over 65 million Americans, but many consumers are confused about their choices. Most Medicare advisors recommend plans from only a handful of insurance companies that pay them. Chapter is the only Medicare advisor to put the interests of beneficiaries above all else by recommending the best plan option and aligning incentives through the entire value chain. As important, Chapter makes the process simple. I'm delighted to support Chapter and help them expand their services to more organizations and consumers."

Dr. Shalala shares more about her perspective in a video interview with Chapter's CEO here.

Chapter has emerged as the leading Medicare navigation platform for the largest and most trusted organizations in the U.S. to support their patients, clients, and customers with the most important retirement decision they make: choosing the right Medicare option and navigating their Medicare journey.

"I am so pleased that Donna has agreed to join our Board. She has an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom that she is generously sharing with Chapter and with me," said Cobi Blumenfeld-Gantz, co-founder and CEO of Chapter. "Under her leadership, the Department of Health and Human Services implemented some of the most important Medicare improvements since the program's launch. For example, the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 dramatically overhauled the Medicare Advantage program. I can't think of a better addition to our team."

With Dr. Shalala's help and guidance, Chapter continues to expand its reach to support large organizations across health, finance, and consumer brands. Many of the leading enterprises in healthcare and financial services have a trusted relationship with an older audience, but they don't have the appropriate mechanisms to engage their audience in the most important retirement-related decision they'll make. The average American will spend north of $300,000 on healthcare expenses in retirement, and choosing the wrong Medicare plan at the start of the process can add additional strain.

Chapter is also launching a new product and announcing that it is opening a waitlist for consumers to get early access.

Chapter has opened the waitlist for its newest product, The Chapter App. This Web and Mobile application serves as your focal point to navigate retirement. It allows you to centralize all of your Medicare information in a digital wallet, it has curated retirement benefits, and it helps ensure you get the most out of what you're owed.

To sign up for early access, click here.

Chapter is a Medicare Navigation Platform that provides the best Medicare guidance in America. Driven by a proprietary data platform, Chapter objectively reviews each plan in more depth to find benefits and savings that others miss.

Chapter's licensed Medicare experts assist Americans with the three Medicare decisions that are crucial to protecting their health and money: when to enroll in Medicare, how to afford medical costs not covered by Original Medicare, and how to keep optimal coverage over time. Chapter is the only Medicare advisory that doesn't limit its recommendations to insurance companies it has contracts with. Chapter advisors can access network and pricing information for every one of the over 24,000 plans available nationwide, and use a proprietary algorithm to recommend the best for each individual."

Chapter partners with financial advisors, healthcare providers, hospital systems, benefits organizations, non-profits, and consumer brands. For more information, visit

Contact Information:
Daniel Mori
Head of Marketing
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(212) 203-1189

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