US: NationsBenefits to acquire DeliverLean

Hollywood, Florida-headquartered DeliverLean produces more than ten million meals annually
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Plantation, Florida-based NationsBenefits, a provider of supplemental benefits, flex healthcare cards, and member engagement solutions for health plans, is acquiring DeliverLean, a large food manufacturer specialising in health and wellness.

NationsBenefits caters to people with health plans with Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Plans. The Hollywood, Florida-headquartered company said it produces over ten million meals annually.

DeliverLean’s stated that its food as medicine solution, which is being introduced with the NationsMarket brand name, will help MA plan members and low-income populations to live healthier lives.

Dr Glenn M Parker, founder and chief executive at NationsBenefits, said: “The DeliverLean team has created the best healthy, prepared meals solution in the market. By joining forces and expanding our healthy foods suite of solutions, this enhances our strategy of using supplemental benefits to improve member outcomes.”

Scott Harris, founder and chief executive of DeliverLean, commented: “After a decade-long journey, DeliverLean is thrilled to announce our acquisition by NationsBenefits, a premier healthcare provider who shares our food as medicine approach. It’s unique for a healthcare provider to invest in a food company to ultimately improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs by empowering people through fresh, healthy food. NationsBenefits’ model of centralising benefits allows us to serve health plan members nationally.”

Scott Harris will continue to lead this division, as a part of NationsBenefits.

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of this month.