Solutran Successfully Completes Statewide Implementation for Maryland eWIC
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 12, 2017) — Solutran is pleased to announce it is processing online Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) payments for the Maryland Department of Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. The Maryland WIC Program and Solutran achieved this significant milestone after completing a successful pilot and a series of regional rollouts with Solutran’s eWIC solution which utilizes state-of-the-art S3™ EBT technology.
Maryland used Solutran’s online eWIC solution to replace paper food instruments using a debit card for families to access benefits at approved retailers. The eWIC solution is designed to improve access to healthy foods for WIC families and to streamline WIC payments for the retailer by using the existing debit/credit card payment infrastructure.
“Solutran has partnered with Maryland WIC over the past 10 years,” said Barry Nordstrand, CEO of Solutran. “Designing and implementing Maryland’s eWIC system was an opportunity for us to showcase the industry’s newest EBT technology and deliver a best-in-class eWIC program.”
The Maryland WIC program provides nutrition education, basic health services, and nutritious food benefits to low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of five who are at nutritional risk.
In 2016, Solutran processed over 17 million EBT transactions representative of nearly $500 million in food purchased at more than 2,500 retailers. Solutran has provided processing support for WIC programs since 1989 across 61 state and Inter-Tribal Organization WIC Programs across the country. For more information, visit www.Solutran.com.
Solutran is a leading national payments processor with state-of-the-art Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) technology and a long-standing reputation for excellence in customer service in high-volume payment transactions. Since 1982, Solutran has provided corporations and financial institutions with customized solutions including private sector EBT programs called Healthy Savings®, depository processing, check conversion services, controlled disbursement services, returned check management, and WIC payment processing. Solutran is committed to developing and providing solutions for the ever-changing needs of various EBT industries.