NEW YORK & LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hello Alvin, a mobile healthcare network providing consumers and their families direct access to quality, affordable healthcare through any mobile device, announces a partnership with epay, a Division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), a global product processor and distributor serving a network of approximately 294,000 retailer locations and 664,000 points of sale. This partnership brings the Hello Alvin secure, HIPAA-compliant suite of mobile healthcare tools to select epay retail partners, beginning with over 1,200 truck stops and travel centers in May, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores in June, and rapidly expanding to thousands of distribution points throughout epay’s extensive distribution network.
“Designed to meet consumer and family needs for 24-hour convenient access to healthcare, Hello Alvin empowers individuals and families – especially those with limited benefits or little to no insurance coverage – to significantly reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses,” says Arif Razvi, president and co-founder, Hello Alvin.
Through its point-of-sale (POS) terminals, Web-based POS solution, integrated POS systems and digital channel retailers, epay distributes a supply of prepaid products from many well-known prepaid brands to retailers of all sizes. The Hello Alvin healthcare product will be sold to consumers as prepaid codes, priced at $100 annually and merchandised alongside other popular prepaid products which epay distributes via its retail distribution network. The annual subscription price includes unlimited Hello Alvin Nurse Line and Email-a-Doctor services and covers the entire family.
This first-time in retail offering also provides direct-to-consumer connectivity to the Teladoc physician telehealth network, allowing convenient and bilingual access to care for a wide range of non-emergent conditions ranging from the common cold to acute respiratory infections and the flu. The cost to the patient is a $45 co-pay, significantly less than the cost of treating these conditions in an urgent care or emergency room setting.
Bryan Zingg, president, epay North America, says, “This partnership brings to our retail partners an opportunity to offer a unique service previously unavailable at their point of sale. We are proud to be at the forefront of this important paradigm shift that will transform access to care for millions of Americans.”
Hello Alvin CEO and co-founder Joey Truscelli is no stranger to the healthcare technology industry, credited with developing one of the largest healthcare transaction clearinghouses in the United States – ENS Health, now part of United Healthcare/Optum.
About Hello Alvin
epay, a Division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), is a global prepaid product processor and distribution network, enabling product providers to maximize the sale of their products and services. epay delivers innovative and tailored electronic payment services, cash collection solutions, POS systems integration, settlement and reporting services, and full marketing and distribution service support. Visit http://www.epayworldwide.com/