Blackwell Captive Solutions Partners with Upland Advocacy

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Chicago, IL (May 19, 2023) – As healthcare costs continue to rise, more than 100 million Americans face medical debt. Many employees struggle to pay their medical bills and some delay seeking treatment due to concerns their care will be unaffordable.

Blackwell Captive Solutions wants to protect employers and members from the rising rates of healthcare utilization. In addition to innovative stop loss solutions, Blackwell seeks to provide key channel partnerships to help reduce costs. As such, Blackwell is excited to announce our new channel partnership with Upland Advocacy, making Blackwell the first captive to enter the market with this solution.

Upland Advocacy is a healthcare financial assistance service provider. Designed to address the chronic challenges of medical debt, Upland’s advocates help members access free or reduced-cost care, provide support negotiating bills, and assist with settling medical debt in collections. Upland can overlay any type of health plan and can support all members in a population regardless of whether they are insured or uninsured.

“Blackwell is in the ‘people business.’ We work tirelessly to provide the support brokers and employers need to take care of their member population and provide the best healthcare possible,” said Kari L. Niblack, President of Blackwell Captive Solutions. “We believe our partnership with Upland will further these efforts and create even better health outcomes. We are so excited to see what the future holds for this quintessential partnership.”

“Similar to Blackwell, Upland Advocacy is ‘people focused’ dedicated to assisting the 100 million plus Americans struggling with the stress of medical debt,” said Christy Vago, VP Business Development for Upland. “We believe that when we collaborate with innovative thought leaders like Blackwell, we are stronger together to help families get the care they need and the bill relief they deserve. We are passionate about launching this partnership and thrilled about the impact we can make by providing hospital bill relief for so many.


About Blackwell

Headquartered in Chicago, Blackwell Captive Solutions is a medical stop loss captive that differentiates by delivering essential stability with desired flexibility via access to cutting-edge health and well-being solutions for our clients. We’ve proven that combining employers’ buying power with tailoring freedom maximizes the impact of self-insurance and reduces market volatility associated with the ultimate cost of healthcare benefit delivery to employees.


About Upland Advocacy

Upland Advocacy is headquartered in Wayne, Pa., and is a healthcare services company that helps individuals find the financial support they deserve so they can get the medical care they need. Working with employer workforces in a variety of industries, Upland helps employees, whether insured or uninsured, potentially access free or reduced-cost medical care and navigate the complex collections and payment process. Upland advocates are committed to providing relief from healthcare financial burden so families can confidently seek care without the stress of medical bills. Follow our journey at

For More Information:
Kari L. Niblack, JD, SPHR
President, Blackwell Captive Solutions
(331) 758-2821

About Blackwell

Blackwell Captive Solutions delivers essential stability with desired flexibility with cutting-edge solutions that combine buying power with tailoring freedom. Domiciled in South Carolina, Blackwell Captive Solutions forms partnerships with industry leaders to provide the best-in-class cost containment and clinical services platform. Blackwell’s services and solutions are uniquely available on an opt-in basis, so captive members need only partake in solutions that work for them and their members.

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