FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NationsHearing, LLC., a leader in the hearing healthcare industry, today announces it has expanded its offering to include over-the-counter (OTC) benefit management services and as a result, is now known as NationsBenefits. NationsBenefits provides leading supplemental benefits management services and programs that are designed to improve member health outcomes through a variety of healthcare interventions and proprietary technology. This innovative solution is further differentiated through a concierge-level of member service, and the benefits enable membership growth for health plans and organizations of all sizes.
Glenn M. Parker, M.D., Founder and CEO, said, “At NationsBenefits, we’re taking bold steps by expanding our offering to include a comprehensive solution in OTC benefits.” The expansion enables health plans that want the convenience of partnering with one company a streamlined, cost-effective supplemental benefits program that includes both hearing and OTC. “Companies in this industry have traditionally been commodity providers of goods and services alone, and NationsBenefits is differentiated with an outcomes-first solution.”
NationsBenefits currently has two distinct offerings that can be selected on a standalone basis or combined to attract and retain Medicare Advantage enrollees during the Annual Enrollment Period, for example, while aiming to improve their bottom line:
- NationsHearing will continue to provide a custom hearing aid benefit and hearing services program that’s focused on driving better outcomes to improve the quality of life through better hearing and decreasing costs related to associated comorbidities of hearing loss, which can ultimately lower overall healthcare spending.
- NationsOTC now provides CMS-compliant, over-the-counter benefits administration services to health plans seeking an affordable, comprehensive solution in supplemental OTC services and product fulfillment.
Further, with NationsOTC, members gain the convenience of receiving OTC medications, health- and wellness-related items, first-aid supplies, and qualifying items via mail order when purchasing online, via phone, or by catalog using their approved plan allowance. A robust formulary that includes hundreds of quality brand-name and generic products across all CMS-approved, OTC categories is included in the offering.
The company has partnered with InComm, the leading provider of OTC Network® supplemental benefit and wellness incentive cards in the U.S., to include a retail option that enables health plan members to purchase approved OTC items at participating nationwide retailers and select independent pharmacies. As a result, NationsOTC makes available the most robust OTC benefit program available in the industry.
“This partnership will give health plan members greater accessibility to and convenience when using their benefits,” said Brian Parlotto, Executive Vice President of InComm. “We’re proud to be promoting better quality of life for plan members while also providing savings to health plans.”
OTC products are a more affordable option for health plans because members are less likely to depend on higher cost medical care for common ailments and minor emergencies. And, members save on their costs as well.
Dr. Parker has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare market with several entrepreneurial ventures and a deep-seated, long-standing vision to make the healthcare system better for patients, payers and providers. It is this vision that drove him to found NationsHearing (now NationsBenefits). Prior to NationsHearing, Dr. Parker founded NationsHealth (now Convey Health Solutions) and he was also a founder of Centauri Health Solutions.
The company is committed to improving the overall health of its customers by partnering with health plans and organizations to offer customized hearing and OTC benefit programs, and it serves millions of members in the United States.
About NationsHearing, LLC.
NationsHearing is a hearing healthcare company that provides a comprehensive and cost-effective hearing aid and hearing services solution. By focusing on a technology-driven, outcomes-based approach for patients, health plans, partners and providers, we aim to improve the overall health of customers using hearing aids. We save our customers thousands of dollars through strategic relationships with major hearing aid manufacturers, and we improve the experience for customers through an end-to-end centralized process that includes product comparison and appointment scheduling. We work with leading healthcare organizations of all types and provide customized solutions. To learn more, please visit www.nationshearing.com.
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