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AffordPlan raises funds to speed up healthcare affordability for masses

AffordPlan, a healthcare-focused fintech company, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Lok Capital and included, as a new investor, Omidyar Network, alongside existing investors Prime Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital. AffordPlan has partnered with more than 300 hospitals in the country to make non-emergency procedures affordable and has already reached more than 100,000 patients. In the next 12–18 months, the startup will focus on building a full stack of financial services products for healthcare and deepening its corresponding distribution and supply chain capabilities.

 

With its savings-led product, AffordPlan offers a unique financial alternative that empowers hospitals and diagnostic centers to improve access and affordability of medical services for its patients. The Fintech startup allows for planned savings that are ideal for non-emergency medical and expensive procedures such as pregnancy, eye care, dental, plastic surgeries, orthopaedic, bariatric, and more. It enables hospitals to provide a tailored solution for patients to plan, save, and pay for their upcoming medical procedures. AffordPlan provides the hospitals with the visibility of future cash flows and enables them to deliver the prescribed treatment without any interruptions due to cash-flow issues.

 

AffordPlan is working towards reducing the burden of out-of-pocket expenses for patients and is making healthcare more accessible and affordable. It allows consumers to decide how much to save on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis – as per their chosen plan – and then make regular payments at their convenience. In addition to having an easy way to save, consumers also receive discounts on medical bills and diagnostic services when they use AffordPlan services, bringing the overall treatment costs down by as much as 15–20 per cent. The CloudNine Group, Strand Life Sciences, and Millennium Cancer Centers are among a growing list of institutions that work with AffordPlan.

 

The new funds will be used to meet the growing demand for its unique savings-based finance platform and to advance the countrywide adoption of AffordPlan in various hospitals. The company is also planning to launch new savings, lending and insurance products to cover medical and healthcare expenses. The Delhi-based company is expanding rapidly and is looking to hire more than 200 employees across India by the end of 2018.

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