ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- State of Georgia Employees, under state employee optional benefits management by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), announced today it has added Purchasing Power®, an employee purchase and financial wellness program, as a new voluntary benefit to its employees' benefits package. As of Feb. 1, participating State of Georgia employees can purchase a wide variety of brand name consumer products and quality services through a simple payroll deduction plan, regardless of their credit history.
"We are extremely gratified that Georgia's DOAS selected our program to provide more than 50,000 of its employees with centralized online and mobile access to our wide range of consumer offerings," said Christy DeFrain, vice president of sales and account management for Purchasing Power.
"Government employers across the country are realizing the value of benefits that help its employees manage their finances in a responsible, disciplined way," she explained. "We help make purchasing valuable products such as laptop computers or major household appliances more affordable, without paying interest or having to qualify with a required FICO score. Our goal is to empower employees with a more convenient, reliable and stress-free way to buy what they need."
Through Purchasing Power, State of Georgia Employees now have access to more than 50,000 products and services, including computers and tablets; electronics; home appliances; furniture and mattresses; fitness equipment and sporting goods; nursery and baby gear; musical instruments; vacation packages; automotive service contracts and tires; and educational services including professional certifications, online college courses and SAT/ACT test preparation. The voluntary benefit program offers employees the convenience of automatic payments over a 12-month payment term, without the fees, penalties and ballooning interest associated with other payment options.
Additionally, Purchasing Power offers a free, comprehensive financial wellness platform for participants that provides a holistic approach to financial education and best practices. Employees can access a number of financial tools and resources including a core financial education program, free credit report, alternative credit reporting, personal financial coaching and rewards for saving money and paying down debt.
About Purchasing Power, LLC
Purchasing Power, LLC, is one of the fastest-growing voluntary benefit companies in the industry, offering a leading employee purchase program for consumer products and services as well as providing financial tools and resources to improve employee financial wellness. Purchasing Power is available to millions of people through large companies including Fortune 500s, associations and government agencies. Headquartered in Atlanta, Purchasing Power is 'Powering People to a Better Life™' through its employee purchase program, financial literacy efforts and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Purchasing Power is a Flexpoint Ford, LLC company. For more information, visit www.PurchasingPower.com.
About Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS)
The Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) provides business solutions to Georgia's state and local government entities. Product and service offerings by DOAS encompass a broad spectrum that includes purchasing (procurement), risk management, enterprise human resources, fleet support services and surplus property transactions. DOAS strives to meet the business needs of its customers while providing the highest level of customer service in a rapidly changing state government.
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