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FOLX Health Launches Enterprise Solution, Enabling Employers to Offer Health and Wellness Benefits to their LGBTQIA+ Workforce

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The Queer and Trans Healthcare Provider is Also Announcing a new Chief Commercial Officer and Launching a Peer-to-Peer Platform in Partnership with Trans NCAA Swimmer Schuyler Bailar

BOSTON, June 09, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOLX Health, the first digital healthcare service provider designed by and for the medical needs of the LGBTQIA+ community, today launched an enterprise solution that enables employers to offer the LGBTQIA+ workforce end-to-end primary care, gender-affirming care, care advocacy, and community. In addition to healthcare services, FOLX Health offers support for parents of LGBTQIA+ youth as well as for Human Resource and Benefits teams through diversity, equity, and inclusion training and education. As of today, Grindr, planful, and the Ali Forney Center, along with other technology companies, are offering FOLX Health’s gender-affirming, sexual and reproductive health care to their employees.

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"Since launching in 2020, FOLX’s mission has been to provide expert, affirming healthcare to the queer and trans community. We are honored to take this mission a step further - just in time for Pride Month - by helping employers offer our services to their LGBTQIA+ workforce," said FOLX Health CEO, Liana Douillet Guzmán. "Representation is so important for the LGBTQIA+ community in healthcare settings, with more than half of queer and trans people facing discrimination while seeking medical care. Employers offering this benefit ensures employees get the care they need and deserve - especially at a time when our rights are being attacked across the country."

"Including FOLX in our benefits offerings has given our employees a way of getting their unique healthcare needs met in a more compassionate and effective way," said Heidi Schriefer (she/her), VP, People & Places at Grindr. "The services offered by FOLX have improved our employees' physical and mental wellbeing."

"Given the overwhelming disparities transgender and non-binary communities face in so many aspects of society -- and especially in accessing affirming care through insurance coverage, we at the Ali Forney Center were thrilled to know there was something we can do to provide support for our coworkers," said Alexander Roque, President and Executive Director at Ali Forney Center. "FOLX is a supplementary solution that every employer should consider offering to its staff. FOLX's team is culturally and linguistically competent and helped us navigate state and federal governing laws on supplemental health offerings, and was ever present in meeting with our staff team, hosting info sessions, and responding to our TGNB coworkers."

Beyond working with employers, FOLX Health is also launching a community platform that will provide access to LGBTQIA+ health resources, peer groups, live events, learning programs and community-based content. FOLX will launch peer groups in partnership with Schuyler Bailar. Bailar, the first openly transgender NCAA Division I swimmer, will lead these support groups as he offers expert advice and human connection on the platform, something so many members of the LGBTQIA+ community are in need of.

As FOLX Health launches new revenue streams through its enterprise solution, the company has decided to broaden its C-Suite with the appointment of Brad Nations as Chief Commercial Officer. In this newly created role, Brad will be responsible for corporate strategy as it relates to revenue growth, business development, and distribution channel partnerships. Nations is a healthcare veteran with more than 25 years experience and has held leadership roles at Castlight Health, ConsumerMedical (acquired by Alight, 2021) and Extend Health (acquired by WTW, 2012). He has been a tireless advocate for access to high-quality and equitable health care for all, as well as LGBTQIA+ rights in support of his transgender daughter. In 2021, the Nations family created and funded an endowed scholarship at Texas State University designed to support LGBTQIA+ students.

FOLX Health offers end-to-end virtual primary care, gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy, PrEP, care navigation, content and community through a diverse network of queer and trans specialized providers. To learn more about FOLX Health, visit www.folxhealth.com or email employers@folxhealth.com.

Launched in December 2020, FOLX Health is an LGBTQIA+ healthcare service provider built to serve the community's specific needs. The company delivers a new standard of healthcare that's built to serve LGBTQIA+ people, rather than treat them as problems to be solved. FOLX Health provides end-to-end virtual primary care, HRT, PrEP, care navigation, content and community through a diverse network of queer and trans specialized providers. In January 2021, FOLX Health established the FOLX HRT Care Fund which redistributes financial resources from allies inside and outside of the LGBTQIA+ community to support trans, nonbinary, and intersex folks to access hormone replacement therapy care through FOLX.

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Bruno Solari
FOLX Health