Truck Owner Operators to Get Enhanced Health Benefits Thanks to Espyr® and Enrollment First, Inc. Partnership

Companies to Provide Comprehensive Physical and Mental Health Benefits to Owner Operators

Atlanta, GA, January 12, 2021 – Espyr, a national leader in mental health solutions and health coaching programs, and Enrollment First, Inc. an industry leading health solutions company, have announced an exclusive agreement whereby Espyr’s Fit to Pass® CDL driver health coaching and its TalkNow® mental health support program will be offered as part of Enrollment First Inc.’s health benefits platform for Owner Operators of the Transportation Industry.

Enrollment First Inc.’s platform now provides Owner Operators two important new member benefit programs:

  • Fit to Pass, a personalized health coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers and help ensure they pass their DOT re-certification physical exams.
  • TalkNow, a phone-based program that enables drivers to speak with a licensed mental health professional immediately and without the need for an appointment. Drivers can call with personal and work concerns, substance abuse recovery assistance and various work/life programs such as legal services, money coaching, child and elder care and many others.

Owner Operators traditionally rely on individual policies, which are expensive and often require physicals for underwriting and put those who suffer from acute or chronic illnesses at a disadvantage. The Enrollment First Inc. platform allows Owner Operators the ability to enroll in essential medical coverage and supplemental lines that are guaranteed acceptance and provides them the comfort of knowing they are protected while on the road.

“The health of the drivers we serve is at the core of our operations,” added Enrollment First Inc. CEO, Hazen Mirts. “This partnership with Espyr and Fit to Pass brings essential benefits directly to the drivers when they need assistance the most.”

“Professional driving is a demanding job that can take a toll on drivers’ physical and mental health,” added Espyr CEO, Rick Taweel.  “We’re very pleased to include TalkNow and Fit to Pass in Enrollment First Inc.’s platform and provide Owner Operators and their employees with such critical physical and mental health benefits at an affordable price.”

About Enrollment First Inc.

Enrollment First Inc. is a health solutions company based in Knoxville, TN that provides health benefits and enrollment solutions for clients across industries from traditional employers and PEOs to populations that are underserved or do not receive traditional coverage through a workplace: owner operators, independent contractors, and staffing agencies. They began working in the Transportation Industry in 2002 with the option to have a paperless enrollment experience and become the drivers’ resource where they received dedicated support. This became the mission of Enrollment First, Inc. and where they grew operations in other divisions with their innovative solutions and technology to administration with national insurance carriers. For more information on Enrollment First Inc. go to enrollfirst.com.

About Espyr

Espyr has been helping people and organizations achieve and maintain good health – so they can perform at their best – for over 30 years. Espyr’s industry leading Coaching and Assistance Programs are relied on by clients in the most challenging occupations. For more information on Espyr, go to espyr.com.

Women in Trucking Association (WIT) Announces Partnership With Espyr® To Support Professional Driver Health

WIT to provide drivers 90 days free Espyr behavioral health support programs

PLOVER, WI APRIL 9, 2020 – Women in Trucking Association (WIT), a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the employment and recognition of women in the trucking industry, and Espyr, the leading provider of customized behavioral health solutions, have announced a partnership to support professional driver health. The partnership will provide truck drivers who are members of WIT with 90 days free access to Espyr’s Fit to Pass? coaching program and iResolve?, Espyr’s CDL Driver Support Hotline.

America depends on the trucking industry to provide food, medical supplies and other essential goods despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in normal times, truck driving can be taxing on driver’s physical and mental health. Add the impacts of COVID-19 – fear of contagion, closed restaurants, limited availability of restrooms and showers – and the toll on drivers’ health is substantial.

Espyr’s Fit to Pass is a customized coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers and help them meet the physical requirements of the DOT recertification exam. iResolve is a tele-mental health solution that provides immediate support for driver mental health and work-life related issues. Drivers and their family members can speak with an Espyr mental health professional without an appointment and without waiting.

Espyr’s professional driver health services will be provided to all current WIT members who are drivers thanks to the generosity of Amazon. “Our concern is for the nation’s drivers who have to cope with the added challenges brought on by COVID-19 on a daily basis and need the support these programs can provide,” said Chris Heine, Amazon’s Director of Transportation and WIT Board member. “Drivers have always kept America moving. Now more than ever we need to care for them like they care for the products they haul.”

“We are so pleased to be able to provide this much needed support to our driver members,” said Ellen Voie, President and CEO of WIT. “ Professional drivers are among the many unsung heroes helping us to live through these difficult times and we’re very grateful to Amazon for providing the funding for these programs.”

“Thank you WIT and Amazon for helping us support professional driver health,” added Rick Taweel, CEO of Espyr. “While COVID-19 has created a mental health strain for everyone, the impact on professional drivers is especially significant because we all rely on them for the essentials of everyday life.”

About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.

Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17% of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners:  Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ryder System, Inc., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

About Espyr

Espyr has been helping employees achieve and maintain good health – so they can perform at their best – for 30 years. Espyr’s industry leading Behavioral Health Coaching and Assistance Programs are relied on by clients in the most challenging occupations. For more information on Espyr, go to espyr.com.