About Us

What is Bernard Health? We’re a fast-growing benefits startup based in Nashville, Tennessee, and our mission is to be the world’s most trusted advisor when it comes to helping people plan for their healthcare.

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Bernard Health History

Alex Tolbert


Founder and CEO Alex Tolbert started Bernard Health during his studies at Vanderbilt University after learning about the healthcare industry’s misaligned incentives. The company was founded with the idea of using Health Savings Accounts to better align the industry and help consumers. Nine months later, Alex’s brother Brian joined the team, and things really got going.

Since then, our team has worked hard to grow the company and its value proposition to include proprietary HR software and advisory services, and has broker, provider, and financial advisor partners around the country. The company’s mission is to be the world’s most trusted advisor in helping people plan for their healthcare.

Our Mission and Guiding Principles

Our Clients

We aim to help our clients by being a steady, reliable voice, understanding their needs and providing peace of mind that they have adopted the best possible health insurance strategy.

Our People

We know the work we do is important, and we’re passionate about it. Our team is strongest if we operate in an environment of mutual respect, and we contribute to it on a day-to-day basis.

Our Systems

So many problems stem from misaligned incentives, so we work hard to ensure our systems and our incentives are lined up effectively, pointing toward nothing but doing the best thing for each client.

Our Shareholders

We believe that as long as we concentrate and deliver on our other principles, our shareholders will be rewarded fairly.