Collective Health vs. Guideline

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Collective Health
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Collective Health is a healthcare administration platform designed to help employees better understand and utilized their benefits and businesses to control healthcare costs by centralizing healthcare data in one location.N/A
Guideline
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Guideline headquartered in San Mateo offers a cloud-based 401k management software for businesses priced on a per employee basis.N/A
Pricing
Collective HealthGuideline
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Collective HealthGuideline
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Collective HealthGuideline
Small Businesses
OnPay
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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Score 8.0 out of 10

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User Ratings
Collective HealthGuideline
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Collective HealthGuideline
Likelihood to Recommend
Collective Health
It has been a great and easy experience, and I'd highly recommend it to colleagues. It is easy to navigate, all my information is in one place, and if I need additional help within the tool -- some resources quickly help answer any additional questions I may have.
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Guideline
Guideline is well suited for a comprehensive 401k service to most any business, whether small (10 or fewer employees) or far larger businesses. They can help employees understand how to invest their money and provide options for them. An employee can allow the people at Guideline to invest their money based upon a simple algorithm of conservative/moderate/less moderate risk or the employee can invest as they choose. Guideline is probably not the best suited as far as the type of financial advice one might get from more established investments and financial groups.
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Pros
Collective Health
  • Collective Health does a good job of breaking down the costs associated with the utilization of any given medical service
  • Collective Health helps users locate the best medical provider and/or facility that is best for them
  • Collective Health provides quick and reliable support channels to users
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Guideline
  • Plan administration
  • automated benefits
  • employee guidance
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Cons
Collective Health
  • Logout time, I know there is sensitive information, but sometimes I wish I wasn't auto logged out of my account after some time.
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Guideline
  • For a small business with very minimal 401(k) needs, Guideline is sufficient for us. If you have a more sophisticated plan, you may run into some limitations.
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Usability
Collective Health
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Guideline
Well thought out and intuitive user experience for employees and administrators. Educational documentation has been a plus
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Support Rating
Collective Health
I've reached out to support a few times, and they are always super responsive over email, and willing to jump on a phone call too to discuss my issue directly.
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Guideline
The few questions that we've had have been answered quickly and helpfully. The implementation was a breeze and the onboarding contacts were really helpful. There was some stuff I had to learn about 401(k)s in making the decision to implement Guideline, but the Guideline team was helpful in pointing me in the right direction.
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Alternatives Considered
Collective Health
The UI of Collective Health is sleek and intuitive, and the company provides extremely quick and remarkably reliable via their support channels (Message, Chat and Phone Call). Moreover, the descriptions they provide for each medical service is succinct and still very informative.
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Guideline
Not listed, but I have used ADP Retirement services and we switched vendors to Empower. Both vendors have much more robust employee tools to calculate dollars needed at retirement and how percentage changes in the 401(k) allow for changes later in life at retirement. In addition, both services answer my emails, unlike Guideline which goes to a generic email box where more often than not, your email is simply ignored.
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Return on Investment
Collective Health
  • Collective Health has helped employees more accurately forecast their medical expenses and budget accordingly
  • Collective Health has significantly improved the experience of employees with the submission of medical expenses claims
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Guideline
  • Allow small employees to enhance benefit package
  • Great recruitment tool for new employees
  • Connection with payroll vendor allowed for less manual work
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