St Peters, MO, September 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- As today’s healthcare consumers consider a myriad of expensive options in advance of open enrollment, MRG & Associates announces Wellness Shield, a fully licensed discount health care program that allows members to manage their health and dental-related expenditures simply and cost effectively.
Focusing on the evolving needs and expectations of small business owners, individuals, households and millenials, Wellness Shield delivers innovative and inexpensive healthcare options with a complement of discounted services on telemedicine, dental, vision, hearing, prescription drugs, imaging and laboratory services. The program offers discounts on many services not included in traditional indemnity plans and helps reduce out-of-pocket expenses.
“We recognize the need for healthcare choices to evolve to keep pace with rising healthcare costs, people’s demanding schedules and an ever-increasing reliance on technology,” said Tom Galle, CEO, MRG & Associates. “Whether it’s cost, time, or access to viable options, Wellness Shield breaks down the barriers to reliable, affordable, quality healthcare.”
Wellness Shield was founded on the same principles and insights that have driven the growth of MRG & Associates’ Dorsey Discount Services
, the first dental discount plan in Texas and now a leading national provider of discount health care plans. Building on that success, Wellness Shield leverages technology to make membership access simple and easy online or on any smart device.
Highlights of Wellness Shield's services and discounts include::
Wellness Shield’s Teladoc Telemedicine physicians are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to allow convenient access to quality care from home, work or on the go. Teladoc consultations are free with membership. Available in both English and Spanish, Teladoc’s national network physicians use electronic health records, telephonic consultations and online video consultations to diagnose conditions, recommend treatment and write non-DEA controlled prescriptions.
Enables members to save 20% to 50% on most procedures, including routine oral exams, unlimited cleanings and major work such as dentures, root canals and crowns. Members pay the discounted rate at the time of their appointment without having to fill out complex paperwork or wait or reimbursements.
Wellness Shield members save an average of 15% to 60% off generic drugs and 15% to 25% off brand name prescriptions at more than 62,000 participating pharmacies nationwide.
The Wellness Shield program offers monthly memberships and individual or combined plans to create optimal healthcare packages to meet the needs of its members. There are no health restrictions on membership, everyone is accepted – including household memberships that includes parents, children and anyone living in the home.
About MRG & Associates
MRG & Associates is a group of investors comprised of seasoned insurance executives whose mission is to provide lower cost alternatives to insurance customers in an ever-changing marketplace. To expand their platform to a national presence, MRG & Associates purchased Dorsey Discount Services
in July 2015. A successful service company providing medical & dental savings plans for individuals, families and organizations, and a proven solution to MRG & Associates’ mission, Dorsey Discount Services was established in 1985 and was the first Discount Plan in the State of Texas.Wellness Shield™
is a fully licensed Discount Health Care Program Provider focused on creating innovative and inexpensive solutions in today’s healthcare market place. Founded on the principles and insights that have driven the growth and success of Dorsey Discount Services, Wellness Shield focuses on improving the health and well-being of its members by providing access to Telemedicine services and savings on dental, vision, prescriptions and more. Wellness Shield is available in nearly every state.