In the past, programs like the USDA SNAP produce purchase incentive and food prescription (FoodRx) programs have typically been highly-manual and paper-based.
Our proprietary POSBridge technology has allowed us to develop automated versions of these programs, which stream purchase data directly from the retail point-of-sale (POS) to the cloud, without requiring expensive integrations or hardware upgrades. This enables our applications to interact in real-time with transactions, and provides retailers, agencies and clinics the opportunity to expand these popular programs while lowering labor and distribution costs.
HealthEBucks (GusNIP Grant SNAP Produce Incentives)
SNAP produce incentives, which are popularly known as ‘Double Up Food Bucks’ allow SNAP beneficiaries to ‘double’ their fresh produce purchases.
Our application automates this process and provides electronic reporting, supporting GusNIP grantees and retailers in their efforts to expand access and better serve SNAP shoppers.
Thru POSBridge, HealthEBucks:
Analyzes a shopper’s basket in real-time.
Tracks their purchase of fresh produce and other qualifying healthy foods.
Dynamically prints a voucher in real-time for an equal amount of qualifying healthy foods, which can be redeemed instantly or used at a later date.
Provides electronic reporting that allows program sponsors (who are funded by the USDA and other organizations) to reimburse retailers.
When asked about HealthEBucks, Wendy Moshetti, Director of Strategic Initiatives at LiveWell Colorado said “Snap2Save’s POS upgrades have allowed us to integrate Double Up Food Bucks Colorado quicker and more efficiently into retailers. It has allowed a simplified, streamlined option for incentives that is both manageable for store staff and easy for customers to use. The Snap2Save staff are very communicative and willing to create technology that truly meets the needs of incentive programming. We are excited for LiveWell to be able to offer Double Up through effective technology that puts more produce into SNAP shoppers’ carts.”
Food prescriptions are a rapidly expanding health & wellness solution for chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity. With FoodRx, a provider ‘prescribes’ fresh produce by giving a patient a voucher for a fixed amount of free produce, say $10. The patient then shops at a participating retailer, which honors the voucher.
Digital vouchers are created for providers.
Providers distribute the vouchers to patients, by hard-copy or contactless via email or text.
During checkout, sales clerks simply scan barcodes or enter unique 10-digit codes from the vouchers.
HealthEBucksRX tracks the purchase of fresh produce and applies vouchers in real-time.
Electronic reporting allows providers to track patient compliance and sponsors to reimburse retailers.