MedicAlert Launches Platinum Advantage Awards Credit Card

MedicAlert Foundation Introduces New Credit Card To Save Money on Medical Costs – and to Save Lives

(TURLOCK, Calif., January 13, 2014) – MedicAlert Foundation, an international nonprofit organization, is launching a powerful new benefit for the Foundation’s millions of members – one that will not only save them money, but will help to save lives as well.

The MedicAlert Platinum Advantage Rewards Credit Card becomes available on Monday, January 13 – featuring a competitive interest rate, no annual fee, a generous rewards program (including double points for medical purchases) and low balance transfer options.

Even more important, every purchase charged to a MedicAlert credit card generates a donation from the credit card issuer to support the Foundation’s charitable programs – which include providing free memberships and medical ID products to tens of thousands of less fortunate children and adults, providing free education to hundreds of thousands of first responders and providing MedicAlert's live 24/7 emergency response services to members during their times of need.

“We are excited to be offering this new credit card service not just to support our mission for those less fortunate, but also to help lessen the financial burden our members face with medical costs by providing double reward points for health-related purchases,” says MedicAlert Foundation President & CEO Andrew Wigglesworth. “We hope our members will take advantage of this new benefit and remember the good they are doing for others each time they use it.”

MedicAlert Foundation has provided more than 150,000 free memberships and MedicAlert medical IDs to less fortunate children and adults, has trained more than 250,000 first responders and has provided live emergency response services to hundreds of thousands of emergency calls, all supporting the Foundation's mission to protect and save lives.

MedicAlert Foundation members and customers can apply for the new MedicAlert Platinum Advantage Rewards Credit Card online at http://www.medicalert.org/creditcard, or by calling 1-855-450-6272.

About MedicAlert Foundation

Established in 1956, the nonprofit charity MedicAlert Foundation pioneered the use of medical ID products and delivers the most dependable, responsive, and trusted Emergency Identification and Medical Information Network. MedicAlert provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange for emergencies through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service. MedicAlert Foundation International medical ID products alert emergency personnel to a member’s primary health conditions, medications or other critical information. In addition to its 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert Foundation also provides family and caregiver notification so that members can be reunited with their loved ones and an array of other specialty services, registries and programs for children and adults. Visit www.medicalert.org for more information.

Thursday, January 16, 2014