The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today announced an expansion of services between its Western Union Business Solutions division and Banco SEMEAR in Brazil to offer the WU® GlobalPay for FI platform, the Company’s solution for financial institutions that enables customers to make international payments simply and efficiently.
GlobalPay for FI provides the benefits of international payment services without the need to invest in new banking systems infrastructure. Western Union Business Solutions’ online platform allows for processing transactions using a network that spans more than 200 countries and territories, and is available in more than 130 currencies. GlobalPay for FI is a simple and intuitive system that facilitates the creation of international payments.
"We are very pleased to expand our collaboration with Banco SEMEAR through the integration of GlobalPay,” said Alberto Roncajolo, Western Union Business Solutions head of financial institutions for Latin America and the Caribbean. "Our digital platform will allow Banco SEMEAR to offer international payments to its customers globally, with confidence and agility.”
"The partnership with Western Union Business Solutions consists of expanding the portfolio of products already offered by Banco SEMEAR. The strategic objective is to integrate new operations into the current structure, allowing the leverage and expansion of the institution's business and target audience,” explained Arthur Campos, Superintendent of Banco SEMEAR.
Western Union Business Solutions allows organizations to optimize currency movements between different countries with customized solutions for sending, receiving, and managing international payments.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments. The Company’s omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of March 31, 2020, the Company’s network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering our branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts. Additionally, westernunion.com, the Company’s fastest growing channel in 2019, is available in over 75 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the world. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
About Banco SEMEAR
Founded in 2006, Banco SEMEAR offers several services. Headquartered in Belo Horizonte (MG), the financial institution has capabilities that covers the entire national territory, with a large presence in the interior of Minas Gerais and Goiás. In 2019, it reached 2 million clients and was awarded as the most innovative bank in the country in the private financial sector. Currently, the Bank has more than a thousand banking agents, who work to bring all products to the end customer. For more information: www.bancosemear.com.br.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Only a few weeks remain in Medicare's annual enrollment period, which began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. This enrollment period is the primary opportunity Medicare recipients have each year to choose a new health plan — either switching from traditional Medicare to a private Medicare Advantage plan, changing from one Medicare Advantage plan to another, or adding or changing prescription drug coverage.
Medicare recipients should visit www.medicare.gov to review their coverage choices for next year. The website shows the health plan choices by zip code, the health plans' Medicare quality ratings and their monthly premiums, copayments, deductibles, and the network of hospitals, doctors, and other providers from whom a member can seek care. Plans change every year, so even Medicare recipients happy with their current coverage should study the 2021 choices.
VIVA MEDICARE is a Medicare Advantage plan choice in 34 counties across the state for 2021. Key markets include Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, Anniston, Gadsden, Florence, and Dothan, but the service area includes many other counties, as well. VIVA MEDICARE provides Medicare recipients the opportunity to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan that has earned one of the highest customer satisfaction survey scores in the state for the past eleven years, as noted by the Medicare & You Handbooks, 2011-2021. In addition, VIVA MEDICARE has scored 4.5 out of 5 stars for 2021 from Medicare on its quality performance. As a result, U.S. News & World Report has named VIVA MEDICARE one of the country's best Medicare Advantage plans, the only Alabama-based Medicare company to make the prestigious 2021 ranking and one of only two in the state.
"As a local health plan, we are true partners in our members' health," said Dr. Tara Bryant, VIVA HEALTH's chief medical officer. "We do so much more than make sure members have coverage when they get sick or have an accident. We work to keep them healthy and help them live their best lives. We remind our members to get their flu shots, mammograms and other preventive services; we make sure those with chronic conditions stay on their medicines; and overall we help our members navigate a complex health care system."
Medicare Advantage plans like VIVA MEDICARE cover all the benefits of traditional Medicare, typically offer additional benefits, and usually include prescription drug coverage. Unlike traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans cap the amount of yearly out-of-pocket costs members pay for medical care, and most charge set copays for doctor's visits and hospital stays.
VIVA MEDICARE is offering seven different Medicare Advantage plans in Alabama in 2021, with and without prescription drug coverage, as well as two special needs plans for members who have both Medicare and Medicaid coverage. All of the 2021 VIVA MEDICARE plans offer $0 primary care visits and extra benefits beyond what traditional Medicare offers including dental care, eyewear, over-the-counter items, telehealth, a nurse line, and access to local gyms and at-home fitness programs through the Silver&Fit® Healthy Aging and Exercise Program. Several of the plan choices do not have a monthly premium above the Medicare Part B premium, meaning members do not pay anything more than they would for traditional Medicare while they enjoy the extra benefits and value from the plan, including Part D prescription drug coverage with no additional monthly premium.
The VIVA MEDICARE network includes 70 hospitals and more than 8,000 doctors and other providers across Alabama as well as worldwide emergency coverage.
VIVA MEDICARE is taking calls at 1-888-830-8482 (toll free) 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (April 1 – September 30: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.). TTY users call 711. You may enroll over the phone, online at www.VivaHealth.com/Medicare/Enroll, at a VIVA HEALTH Café, or request an individual appointment with an agent.
About VIVA HEALTH:Founded in 1995, VIVA HEALTH has a contract with the federal government to offer Medicare Advantage plans in 34 counties in Alabama and is licensed by the state to offer employer-sponsored coverage in 66 counties. Part of the UAB Health System, VIVA HEALTH has more than 49,000 VIVA MEDICARE members and provides or administers health benefits to more than 59,000 members in employer group health plans. VIVA HEALTH is headquartered in Birmingham, and customer service questions are answered by employees in Alabama.
Contact: Tony Ceasar – 205-558-7558 for photos or an interview with a VIVA MEDICARE representative
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