Christine Cooper, Founder and CEO, aequum Health LLC, Named Finalist in 20th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

September 27, 2023 10:00 AM EDT

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- aequum LLC, serving more than 400 self-insured health plans and their participants, today announced that its founder and CEO, Christine Cooper, is named a finalist as “Woman of the Year” in the healthcare category of the 20th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

Cooper says, “It is a distinct honor to be selected from among so many deserving and accomplished women nominated for this prestigious award. I am immensely proud of the aequum team, what we have achieved together and our collective capabilities to impact stakeholders in the self-insured industry. By leveling the playing field for those challenged by the complexities of medical billing, we are truly expanding opportunities to manage costs and gain potential savings in order to sustain affordable health coverage as a benefit.”

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 10. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from around the world are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream.

Cooper’s leadership and reputation in the employee healthcare ecosystem is attributed to her dedication to creating a competitive financial advantage for plan sponsors and improving the “health and wealth” status of plan participants. Market receptivity for aequum is palpable. This type of support had not been readily available to the self-insured community – which is growing rapidly among US companies of all sizes. As a trailblazer and innovator in this space, Cooper’s work is critically important to a large segment of American workers who are financially fragile –unprepared for unexpected medical expenses and struggle with health plan cost sharing, contributions and out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on six juries. Their scores will also determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements that will be revealed at the 20th annual awards dinner and presentations in New York.

About aequum, LLC

Founded in 2020, aequum LLC serves third-party administrators, medical cost management companies, stop-loss carriers, employer-sponsored health plans and brokers nationwide to protect plan participants, improve employee satisfaction with their health care plans, and generate plan and participant cost savings. aequum LLC helps patients defend medical balance bills and brings savings to employer-sponsored health plans by providing administrative and other services to its partners. In addition, its sister organization, Koehler Fitzgerald LLC, provides legal advocacy to plan participants. Visit

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A ninth program, the Stevie Awards for Technology Excellence, will debut in 2024. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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Source: aequum LLC

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