Wellthy is thrilled to announce its first-ever acquisition, as end-of-life planning company Lantern becomes part of the Wellthy ecosystem. Lantern – “the startup looking to ignite a conversation about how to die well” – was founded in 2018 by Liz Eddy Scully and Alyssa Ruderman Hager.
Lantern provides step-by-step guidance for individuals and families on navigating life before and after a death.
Lantern will now be powered by Wellthy, and over the coming months will integrate more fully with Wellthy’s care concierge services. The acquisition comes at a pivotal moment for conversations related to caregiving and end-of-life in culture. Over the next decade, Americans over 65 will outnumber the population of kids under 18 – and as America’s population ages, millions of families will start conversations around how to navigate care and end-of-life situations.
“This acquisition allows for Wellthy and Lantern to become the most comprehensive platform on the topic of care and end-of-life,” said Lantern CEO Liz Eddy Scully. “With Lantern powered by Wellthy, we will drastically expand conversations around care at the end of one’s life for families, and transform workplace culture so that employees are supported with the necessary resources and guidance they need to manage the final moments of a person’s life, and the months of logistics after they’re gone.”
Wellthy’s CEO Lindsay Jurist-Rosner added the acquisition of Lantern will enable Wellthy to more intentionally support families as they handle the emotional, financial, and logistical challenges that often come with an end-of-life.
“Grief and loss is an overwhelming experience,” said Jurist-Rosner. “We hear it all the time: people don’t just need care support in crisis moments. They need support and resources throughout the entirety of their lives, and that’s especially true when saying goodbye to a loved one. Wellthy is so excited to welcome Lantern to our team, as we work in the coming months and years to support so many individuals and companies with benefits that help support end-of-life.”