AblePay Health Opens Office in Downtown Bethlehem
By Colin McEvoy on June 15, 2018
A company that works with its customers to help them save money on out-of-pocket deductibles and co-insurance held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new downtown Bethlehem office and headquarters this week.
More than 50 people came out for the June 14 grand opening of the new AblePay Health office at 574 Main Street.
The company has grown from two employees in 2017 to 11 this year, with nine in the Lehigh Valley and one each in Philadelphia and Texas, according to AblePay Health President and CEO John Fistner.
Those Lehigh Valley employment numbers are expected to double next year, Fistner said, and additionally sales representatives are expected to be hired nationally as well.
“For the future, needless to say, AblePay has only just begun to grow,” Fistner told a crowd outside the office during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We’re looking forward to growing and expanding here in the Lehigh Valley.”
Fistner and others from AblePay have held talks with representatives of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC), including the organization’s Business Outreach Program (BOP), in previous months as they prepared to open the new office.
Jaime Whalen, LVEDC Vice President of Administration and Investor Relations, spoke at the ribbon-cutting, noting that Fistner was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, and attended Lafayette College and later Lehigh University to obtain his M.B.A.
“But just because John is from here doesn’t mean he had to start his company here,” Whalen said. “At LVEDC, our mission is to market the assets of the Lehigh Valley to recruit, grow, and retain employers. AblePlay chose to locate here due to our unique set of economic assets: lower taxes, the large pool of talent and young professionals, and the proximity to Philadelphia and New York City.”
AblePay contracts with health providers interested in lowering their costs and enhancing their receivable time without risk of recourse. By assisting them in reducing expenses, AblePay is able to pass on some of their savings to its own customers.
AblePay contracts with all the doctors and hospitals in Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s University Health Network. In total, they work with about 20 hospitals in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas, Fistner said.
The company also works with employers to help soften the blow on rising health care costs, and partner with health insurance brokers to deliver value to their clients. Watch the video below for more information about AblePay Health and how the company works:
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