Partnering with you on your health and wellness journey.
ConnectCare3 is a team of patient advocates, registered nurses, certified health coaches and a registered dietitian. ConnectCare3’s clinical services help covered employees and dependents on their wellness journey by providing education and support to navigate the complex healthcare system and manage their diagnosis.
What is ConnectCare3?
Our services are available to all employees and dependents covered under their employer’s health plan. To confirm you have access to the ConnectCare3 benefit, reach out to your Human Resources representative or benefits administrator.
Health is not one-size-fits-all, and neither are our services.
We respect your privacy. Contact us when you require our services.
Access to Service
You and your dependents can utilize our services at no additional cost to you.
At no point do we share information with employers about who is using the service or why.
We have no affiliation with any hospital systems, so the options our team provides are based solely on your needs.
History of ConnectCare3
In 1999, Sam Lombardo – founder of our sister company, Benecon was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After a long and challenging recovery, Sam identified a glaring need for knowledgeable advocates to assist patients in finding the best physicians, facilities, and treatment options. He commissioned a study at Johns Hopkins Hospital to evaluate whether nurse navigation and patient advocacy programs could help patients achieve better outcomes over the course of their treatments. In addition to better outcomes, the results of the study showed that patients with an advocate also had lower hospitalization rates than patients without an advocate.
Armed with his personal experience and the results of the study, Sam founded ConnectCare3 to specialize in filling the gap he identified. ConnectCare3 is offered as a supplementary benefit to companies who are members of Benecon’s self-funded health benefits consortiums and cooperatives.
Over the years, we have grown to meet the needs of the patients and clients we serve; however, we remain committed to Sam’s vision of partnering with patients and clients to achieve better outcomes during their health and wellness journeys.
As ConnectCare3 continues to thrive, we honor the legacy of compassion and leadership established by founding Nurse Navigator, LaRue McManus, R.N. During her tenure in nursing, LaRue served as a public health nurse, worked in post anesthesia care, intensive care, medical-surgical units, mental health, outpatient surgery and held a position as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Her career took her from the East coast to the West coast and eventually led to her role as the head of ConnectCare3 from its inception until her retirement in 2021. In LaRue’s time as Vice President of CC3, she served not only as an advocate and source of hope for her many patients, but also as a mentor for the staff of nurses, health coaches, patient advocates, registered dietitians and wellness consultants that she led.
Meet Our Team
ConnectCare3 features a team of experienced health professionals – all dedicated to helping you along your health and wellness journey.
A Benefit of Benecon
ConnectCare3 is a benefit provided by The Benecon Group. If you are a business owner or leader looking for a self-funded employee benefit solution, consider Benecon.