As the lead designer on the health insurance application flow, I was first tasked with architecting and designing an experience that allowed users to easily apply to Covered California online (before that service was provided by Covered California itself).
During this flow, users could ultimately opt into allowing Joany to be their authorized representative or health insurance broker, thus completion of the application and conversion rate were both measures of success.
The flow that allows JOANY users to apply for health insurance through their website was architected by dissecting the paper application form, analyzing its redundancies and odd ways of chunking or explaining information and finally redesigned to solve for all these confusing and tedious pain points. It was an extensive exercise in information architecture, content hierarchy and overall UX design, executed within the parameters of the brand and the UI library of components.
Good design is impossible without empathy for the end-user. In the case of JOANY and in the matter of health insurance, good design must go further. It must show respect for the user’s time, budget, privacy and well-being.
In an industry otherwise bereft of respect in these regards, this is what our design team strove to deliver in every facet of the experience, despite missteps elsewhere in the business.