Colin Quinn knows what it’s like to have a hard time getting healthcare.
Quinn is the founder and CEO of Included Health, a startup aimed at better supporting the healthcare needs of companies’ LGBTQ employees.
Before starting Included Health in 2019, Quinn worked at the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, and later as an executive of home care company Hometeam. He has an undergraduate degree from Butler University and got his MBA at Stanford University.
Even working at companies focused on healthcare, Quinn, who is gay, had moments when he’s been denied care or had trouble finding a healthcare provider he felt comfortable with.
To combat those problems, Included Health is building a directory of LGBTQ-friendly healthcare professionals, as well as providing services to help employees navigate the healthcare system when it comes to gender-affirming procedures and other kinds of care needs.
Employers are starting to offer benefits that are more focused on specific subsets of their employees, such as parents and people who are trying to get pregnant.
Plus, employment protections for LGBTQ individuals were recently strengthened by the Supreme Court, just days after the Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that loosened some health protections for transgender Americans and others.
The company is in its early days, and is currently being incubated through the Employer Health Innovation Roundable‘s early adopter program.
“Being able to provide access to services with Included Health has helped countless employees, as well as their families, find services and providers that are right for them,” Kathy Jones, State Farm’s Pride employee resource group leader said in a statement provided to Business Insider.
Quinn shared with Business Insider the pitch deck he uses to lay out Included Health for employers and investors. Quinn omitted some slides with financial information from the deck.