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The Portland-based health care fintech startup is setting up for major growth.

COURTESY PHOTO: MEDZERO - MedZERO co-founder Craig Froude.MedZERO has announced it began new partnerships with two companies on March 18.

The two new partners are Solera National Bank and LoanPro, which will help MedZERO expand its services.

MedZERO, a Portland-based healthcare-focused fintech startup, is an employer-sponsored financial wellness app-based platform intended to help employees provide a smart, accessible tech solution to pay for health care.

The startup was also recently selected for a global LG Electronics tech challenge, Mission for the Future.

As for medZERO's new partners, Colorado-based Solera specializes in banking needs for emerging businesses. Jordan Wright is the vice chairman of Solera.

"We're extremely pleased to be working with medZERO," Wright said. "It allows us to leverage our national banking network to support their mission of improving access to health care."

LoanPro offers loan management software, which will streamline growth for medZERO, according to the company. Lloyd Roberts is the chief revenue officer and co-founder of LoanPro.

"Our loan management software solutions will help medZERO improve automation and visibility, while decreasing expenses," Robert said.

Howard Michalski is medZERO's president.

"These two partnerships position us for rapid growth which will allow us to bring much-needed relief to a larger range of businesses and customers," Michalski said. "With our easy-to-use app, employees can instantly save up to 30% on out-of-pocket health care expenses."

MedZERO routes payments through an employee's health savings account, which can be a great benefit to offer in a competitive hiring market, according to the company.


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