New Benefits Contracts with MDLIVE to Expand Telemedicine Offering

Sunrise, Fla., July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MDLIVE, a leading virtual medical and behavioral healthcare provider, today announced New Benefits, the largest discount plan organization (DPO) in the country, has added its virtual care services to broaden the telemedicine benefits offered to clients and their members. The collaboration is a response to increasing demand for convenient, quality access to 24/7/365 telemedicine services.

New Benefits’ clients, which include associations, brokerage firms, banks, credit unions and employer groups, among others, can now add MDLIVE’s virtual care services to their benefit packages. MDLIVE allows members to browse doctor profiles, view available appointment times and schedule an appointment with the doctor of their choice at a time most convenient for them.

“The promise of telemedicine and its ability to deliver convenient access to cost-effective care at the moment a person needs it continues to deliver immense value,” said Joel Ray, chief executive officer at New Benefits. “Consumers are beginning to recognize the value and convenience of telemedicine. We’re proud to offer one of the leading telemedicine providers to our clients and their members to improve access to quality care anywhere in the United States.”

“Telemedicine is delivering significant value to the healthcare industry by improving access to affordable care,” Scott Decker, chief executive officer at MDLIVE, said. “We’re proud to partner with an organization that recognizes the potential of virtual care and its ability to provide quality, cost-effective care for millions of individuals across its large client base.”

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Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a visionary and pioneer in the digital delivery of high-quality, convenient, cost-efficient virtual care for medical and behavioral health conditions. The company provides consumers, health plans, health systems and self-insured employers with 24/7/365 access to its network of board-certified doctors and licensed therapists via secure online video, and phone through the MDLIVE service and technology platform. Registered users can receive a virtual consultation through the company’s HIPAA and PHI-compliant secure, cloud-based platform from home or on the go. To learn more about how MDLIVE is using telehealth innovations to improve the delivery of healthcare, visit

About New Benefits

New Benefits is the leader in non-insured health, personal security, financial, travel and leisure benefits. We serve associations, insurance companies, banks, credit unions, brokerage/consulting firms, insurance agencies, TPAs and employers. With over 25 years in business and representing over 25 million members, our clients trust New Benefits to deliver exceptional customer service and support, superior products, administration, print services, billing and compliance while promoting integrity and honesty in the marketing of non-insured products and services. To learn more about New Benefits, visit

A Scary Reality: Identity Thieves Are Focusing on Children

No credit, no reason to worry about identity theft. Right? Not true. In fact, cyberthieves are now directly targeting children because of their clean credit and the likelihood this breach will not be discovered for several years. There are steps every parent should take to protect their children and reduce the risk of becoming a victim.

“One-in-five U.S. households has been notified by a school of a data breach that exposed the students’ information, according to a survey released in October by the National Cyber Security Alliance. Breaches affecting children also can occur in the commercial realm. VTech Holdings Ltd., a Hong Kong-based digital-learning toy maker, said in December that names, genders and birth dates of 6.5 million of its child users were exposed in a data breach. About 2.9 million were U.S. children.

The credit-reporting companies say the onus is on parents to detect thefts of their children’s identities. Parents can protect their children a number of ways, starting with teaching them not to share too much information online, says Ms. Velasquez. ‘If your kids are allowed to have access to the Internet, it leaves them vulnerable the same way it would if you let them play in the park by themselves,’ she says.”

Continue reading The Next Big Target for Identity Thieves: Children published by the Wall Street Journal by Priya Anand here.