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DriveTime Enhances Employee Benefits with New Surgical Benefit, SurgeryPlus

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DriveTime Automotive Group Inc. (“DriveTime” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the expansion of its member healthcare coverage offering beginning January 2018 through Employer Direct Healthcare’s SurgeryPlus, a supplemental benefit for non-emergent surgeries that provides high quality care, a better experience and lower costs.

With operations in over 65 key markets across 27 states and growing, DriveTime is the nation’s second largest vehicle retailer focused solely on used vehicles. As one of the nation’s largest used car dealers led by industry disruptors, the Company is continuously looking for ways to innovate the benefits available to their dedicated employees and their families. The partnership with SurgeryPlus will allow for the Company to grow its benefit offering by connecting the Company’s employees with a curated national network of elite, high-performing providers at significantly reduced costs. Providers in the SurgeryPlus network have been rigorously screened, significantly reducing the risk of surgical complications and therefore getting employees back to work faster and healthier.

John Zutter, CEO of Employer Direct Healthcare said, “As a true industry leader in the used car dealership space, DriveTime quickly adopted our product and understood the value it could bring to their members. Our national provider network strongly overlapped with their store footprint, notably in states such as Florida, Texas and Arizona, where the company is headquartered. DriveTime’s employees simplify the significant, yet oftentimes stressful process of buying a car, and we are excited to have the opportunity to return the favor and offer a concierge healthcare experience for the employees and their families.”

“We’re currently reimagining the entire used vehicle customer sales experience. We’re starting with listening to used vehicle shoppers, who are telling us they want and we’re delivering used vehicle transparency (posted used vehicle pricing and features, AutoCheck vehicle history), an easy buying process (no dealerships back office games, streamlined contracting, informative customer videos, 5 day no questions asked vehicle return program) and digital retailing (online and dealership connectivity, online financing terms). In the same way, we’re also striving to offer a “reimagined” healthcare experience to our employees. SurgeryPlus is an integral part of that strategy,” said Jon Ehlinger, VP/Communications and Benefits.

SurgeryPlus will create substantial savings, for both the Company and their members, through the benefit’s pre-negotiated and discounted bundled rates with providers. By packaging surgical expenses into one simple bundled rate, SurgeryPlus reduces members’ financial stress and burden from unexpected medical bills. Under this benefit, members will only need to meet their plan deductible; all other surgical costs are covered, potentially saving members thousands of dollars.

With SurgeryPlus, members are provided with access to a dedicated Care Coordinators who educate members on their SurgeryPlus benefit and simplify the medical experience by managing all scheduling, logistics and transferring of medical records for a white-glove service from start to finish.

About Employer Direct Healthcare and SurgeryPlus

Employer Direct Healthcare is an innovative healthcare service business providing a high-quality and cost-efficient solution for large, self-funded employers and their members. The company’s core product, SurgeryPlus, is a supplemental, surgical benefit that includes a national network of 100% board-certified Surgeons of Excellence and high-quality facilities. SurgeryPlus covers hundreds of non-emergent procedures with pre-negotiated bundled rates, resulting in consolidated costs for each episode of care. Dedicated Care Coordinators provide full-concierge service to covered members, managing the entire procedure process on their behalf. Employer Direct Healthcare is majority owned by Dundon Capital Partners LLC, a Dallas-based private investment firm founded by Tom Dundon.

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About DriveTime

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the nation’s second largest vehicle retailer focused solely on used vehicles. DriveTime operates over 140 dealerships nationwide with annual sales exceeding 150,000 used vehicles and 1.2 million+ monthly visitors to its website, DriveTime now provides used vehicles and used vehicle financing to the full range of customers in the market today, including competitively priced, lower mileage used cars. Transforming the buying and financing of a used vehicle with a fair and transparent experience, DriveTime offerings include used car features on its online inventory; speed of financing including a credit score and the starting down payment in less than two minutes; prices on every used vehicle online and at its dealerships; no haggle pricing; salaried associates trained to help our customers find the right used vehicle for them; and a five day, no questions asked used vehicle return program. Learn more at

Jon Ehlinger

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