Introducing medZERO.

Unlocking a smarter way for your employees to pay for care.

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What We Do

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We give your employees on-demand access to funds to pay their out-of-pocket healthcare expenses over time—at ZERO interest and ZERO fees. And for HSA users, those payments are pre-tax, creating savings of up to 30% vs. using after-tax cash.

This adds up to happier, healthier, and more productive employees.

Out-of-Pocket Costs Increasing

While wages and premium costs have increased only 26%, out-of-pocket costs for employees have increased a whopping 162% over the past 10 years.*

Out-of-Pocket Costs Increasing

NOTE: Average general annual deductibles are for single-coverage and are among all covered workers. Workers in plans without a general annual deductible for in-network services are assigned a value of zero.

*SOURCE: KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey, 2018-2019; Kaiser/HRET Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits, 2009-2017. Bureaus of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, U.S. City Average of Annual Inflation (April to April), 2009-2019; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Seasonally Adjusted Data from the Current Employment Statistics survey, 2009-2019 (April to April)

Overall 40% of those with employer coverage report problems paying medical bills or difficulty affording their premiums, deductibles, cost sharing or an unexpected bill in the past year.

— Kaiser Family Foundation
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Why medZERO Matters

The average family will spend over $3200 in out-of-pocket health costs this year, while many cannot afford to pay a surprise expense of $400 without going into debt. medZERO bridges that gap, allowing employees to fully benefit from their coverage and offering them a smarter way to pay their out-of-pocket costs.

Group 17
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of employees report problems in paying medical bills.
Group 9
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of employees have deferred care solely due to cost.
Group 17 Copy 3
0 %
of all personal bankruptcies are driven by healthcare.
One recent JAMA study revealed that medical debt is now the No. 1 source of debt collections. More than credit cards, utilities, auto loans and other sources combined. We can't make the debt go away. But we can make it easier to manage unexpected health care expenses.

How It Works

medZERO handles 100% of the enrollment process and works with any benefit plan, any provider, and any HSA. Your employees receive instant approval with no credit check or impact. Easy on you. Easy on your employees. Just three simple steps will get them started:
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Download medZERO

Get the App

Access funds 24/7 on your phone. No credit check required.

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Get Care

From any doctor, dentist or pharmacy. In- or out-of-network.

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Pay Instantly

And repay over time with ZERO fees and ZERO interest.

Everyone Benefits

EMPLOYERS

medZERO enhances your existing benefits programs to help attract and retain top talent, enabling them to be healthier and more productive.

EMPLOYEES

medZERO eases the stress of paying for healthcare with on-demand, zero-interest financing they repay over time.

PROVIDERS

medZERO pays providers in full, which means savings for providers, employees and employers through lower premiums and claims costs.

Employees pay over time and save money on out-of-pocket health care expenses with medZERO. It’s cheaper than a credit card or a payday loan. If they have an HSA, they save as much as 30% using pre-tax dollars. No HSA? No problem. There’s no credit check. No interest. No fees. In other words, no hassle.

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FAQs

No. ZERO fees.

ZERO. That’s 0.0%

No. No credit checks.

Your employees can access funds on-demand, 24/7, using their smartphone or through the website.

No. Our technology and medZERO Spending Allowance programs enhance any HSA. Because your loan payments to medZERO are considered qualified medical reimbursements, when made via your HSA, you're paying with pre-tax money.

 

And, if you have an HSA balance, and your provider offers investment options, you can leave that money working and use a medZERO loan to cover unplanned medical expenses—further enhancing the value of your HSA through investment gains and added tax savings.

No. medZERO enhances an HSA, but an HSA isn't required. Employers without HSA programs (those using PPO or HMO plans, for example) may elect to make medZERO available to all employees.

HSA programs offer a triple tax advantage. First, you can contribute as much as $7,000 per year (for married couples) pre-tax, for use toward future medical costs. That results in a 7.65% federal payroll tax savings during each pay period for BOTH the employee and the employer; this translates to a reduced taxable gross income at year end (that's a >20% effective savings, depending on tax rate).


Second, you can invest your HSA savings intro interest bearing investments like stocks or mutual funds—and earnings in your HSA are 100% tax free.


Finally, when you use your HSA funds toward qualified medical expenses (see question below), those distributions are also 100% tax free.

Co-pays, cost sharing (%) payments and deductibles for visits to your doctor or emergency room are considered Qualified Medical Expenses. And, you can also pay for other products and services, including eye exams, glasses, corrective eye surgery, dental procedures, prescription drugs and a host of other expenses.

Who We Are

We’re experts in employee wellness, healthcare, fintech, lending and payments from leading companies like WebMD, CarePayment, Anthem, United Healthcare and GE Capital Insurance. We’re applying our expertise from being on the “inside” to enable employees and employers to achieve the full benefit of their health coverage.

We created medZERO to give employees a smarter way to pay for and engage with their healthcare.

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Craig Froude

Chief Executive Officer

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Howard Michalski

Co-Founder, President

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Giulia Tollis

Senior VP of Product
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Ryan Murphy

VP of Operations

Investors

Village Global is an early-stage venture capital network of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs that includes Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Diane Greene, Sara Blakely, Abby Johnson, and many others. Village is connected capital. Village is capital, connected.
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Founded in 2005, True Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology startups. We have helped more than 300 companies successfully launch and scale. In doing so, we have created more than 25,000 jobs worldwide.
trueventures.com

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Help your employees be happier and more productive. It’s simple, saving them—and your company—money.

We’ll have your medZERO benefit up and running in as little as two weeks. And we can roll out any time.

Let’s schedule a call to learn more about your company and current benefits program.

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