By Bridget Goldschmidt
Source: Progressive Grocer

Albertsons Cos. has teamed with Jacksonville, Fla.-based global financial services technology leader FIS, whose technology platform is used by such supplemental health benefits administrators as Fresh Connect, PayForward and WEX. Additionally, the grocer has entered into a partnership to accept benefit cards from Chicago-based Soda Health, which works to improve health equity by customizing benefits based on individual needs. Customers with FIS and Soda Health-integrated benefit cards will now be able to buy eligible food and health items at Albertsons banner stores.

Pre-paid debit cards funded by Medicare Advantage plans, employers, health care providers or local governments, health benefit cards can be used to purchase eligible over-the-counter medicine and wellness products, in addition to nutritious foods, whole grains, fish and poultry. Customers eligible for SNAP and WIC benefits can also use their cards in conjunction with an EBT account.

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