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If I Have Insurance, Do I Still Need to Save For Medical Expenses?

Health insurance is an important financial safety net, but it doesn’t cover everything. There are several out-of-pocket costs that you may be responsible for, even if you have health insurance. These costs can include deductibles, copays, coinsurance, and out-of-network services. In addition, health insurance may not cover all the medical care that you need.

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Paying for It: The Costs of Debt Leave Americans Sicker and Poorer

Introduction In 2023, the Commonwealth Fund conducted an extensive survey shedding light on the financial burdens that many Americans face when it comes to healthcare expenses. The report, titled “Paying for It: The Costs of Debt Leave Americans Sicker and Poorer – 2023 Affordability Survey,” (released October 2023) reveals the stark reality of healthcare affordability in the United States. In this blog post, we’ll provide a summary of the key findings and implications of this survey.

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Already Have Great Benefits? Why Your Organization Should Offer medZERO.

As an employer, you understand the importance of providing your employees with good healthcare benefits. You likely invest a significant amount of money into these benefits, including coverage for medical care, dental, vision, medications, and preventive care. Despite these efforts, your employees may still face high out-of-pocket costs for medical care, which can lead to financial stress and impact their satisfaction and retention.  It’s important to be empathetic and understand that even the best healthcare benefits may not cover all costs, and employees may still need help paying for medical expenses.

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medZERO or a Lifestyle Spending Account. Which is Better for your Employees?

In today’s job market, employers are always looking for new ways to attract and retain top talent. One strategy is to offer a range of benefits that can help employees manage their finances and improve their overall quality of life. Two popular benefits in this area are medZERO and a lifestyle spending account (LSA). In this article, we’ll explore the advantages of each benefit and explain why medZERO may be a better choice for employers looking to support their employees’ healthcare needs.

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Hospitality and Lifestyle Brand Offers medZERO Nationally to Increase Healthcare Benefits Accessibility and Affordability

Portland, OR USA – medZERO, a leading provider focused on increasing benefits accessibility and affordability, is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Sortis, a nationwide consortium of original, founder-led hospitality and lifestyle companies known for its iconic brands in hospitality, lodging, restaurants, coffee, and health and beauty sectors, including Bamboo Sushi, Cicoria, Sizzle Pie, Fellow Barber, and Rudy’s Barbershop.

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medZERO Unveils Transformative AI Strategy to Revolutionize the Intersection of Healthcare and Financial Wellness

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–medZERO, a leading provider of healthcare financial wellness solutions, is excited to announce its transformative AI-based strategy. This strategy will empower employees throughout their entire healthcare journey with paramount focus on financial wellness. By integrating the complex financial aspects of healthcare decision-making with AI, medZERO is revolutionizing the way individuals engage with their care. This ensures both their physical well-being and financial security.

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medZERO Responds to CFPB Report, White House on Medical Debt, Highlights Need for Employers to Act to Help Employees with Cost Hurdles in Accessing Care

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–medZERO, a leading healthcare financial wellness company and provider of on-demand, interest-free funds to employees to pay for out-of-pocket health costs, has responded to the report issued today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on the risks associated with medical credit cards and financing plans.

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medZERO Launches New Version of Its App with Enhanced Usability Features, Curated Content for Employees, and Direct Connectivity to Payroll Systems

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–medZERO, a leading healthcare financial wellness company and provider of on-demand, interest-free funds to employees to pay for out-of-pocket health costs, has announced the release of a new version of its app. This latest version includes enhanced usability features, curated content for employees, and direct connectivity to payroll systems.

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Savage Leader Earns Recognition

For more than five years, Laurel Timmins has helped guide growth at Savage, a global provider of supply chain infrastructure and services based in Midvale, Utah. It’s diverse growth, too. For instance, Savage has helped increase the number of women in leadership while the number of women driving its trucks has grown by 20 percent.

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medZERO is Excited to Welcome Six New Advisory Board Members

PORTLAND, Ore. — medZERO, a fintech company that enables on-demand, automatic, interest-free payment for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, has added six health and benefits business leaders to their advisory board. These professionals will consult on company and product strategy and will assist in making valuable connections to expand access to medZERO.

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