DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Employer Direct Healthcare (the “Company”) is excited to announce its contract with the Florida Department of Management Services (the “State”) to provide the state employee health plan participants with its SurgeryPlus product offering beginning January 1, 2019. SurgeryPlus®, the Company’s flagship product, is a supplemental benefit for non-emergency surgeries, providing high-quality care, a better experience, and lower costs. SurgeryPlus was selected by the State of Florida after a competitive procurement.

With the new SurgeryPlus benefit, state employees and their dependents will receive access to full health concierge service with personal Care Advocates who will help members navigate their health needs and identify qualified providers.

John Zutter, Chief Executive Officer of Employer Direct Healthcare, said, “Following on our success with other government benefit plans, we are extremely excited to partner with the State of Florida in improving the quality of care for its almost 400,000 members. Through our Care Advocates, we will help members navigate the opaque healthcare ecosystem to seek out top-quality care at fair prices.”

SurgeryPlus® will create substantial savings, for both the state and its members, through pre-negotiated and discounted bundled rates with providers. By packaging surgical expenses into one simple bundled rate with high-quality providers, SurgeryPlus® will help save money for members and help them avoid unexpected medical bills. Members will also receive meaningful financial incentives, potentially saving members thousands of dollars.

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 lead product, SurgeryPlus®, is the premier narrow network surgical solution in the marketplace, offering 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 Advocates provide full-concierge service to covered members, guiding members through their healthcare needs. Employer Direct Healthcare is majority owned by Dundon Capital Partners LLC, a Dallas-based private investment firm founded by Tom Dundon.

Learn more at www.edhc.com or by calling (855) 200-9511.