EY Names Rick Bates, CEO of SingleCare Services, LLC, as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Winner
BOSTON, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — EY has announced that Rick Bates of SingleCare Services, LLC, the Boston-based provider of consumer savings on pharmacy and other health services, has received an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the New England region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Bates was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Westin Boston Waterfront on June 28, 2018.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected for this award, which I share with my excellent team,” said Bates, CEO of SingleCare. “While we appreciate the recognition, I am most excited by the acknowledgement of our strong value proposition for consumers in fighting the battle against ever-increasing healthcare costs.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market, Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc. New England companies that have won in the past include New Balance, Vistaprint, L.L. Bean, and Staples.
As a New England award winner, Bates is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
SingleCare is a digital retail marketplace of health service providers with detailed pricing, enabling cash-pay consumers to make smart decisions about healthcare purchases. With access to select, directly contracted national pharmacy chains and trusted healthcare providers, SingleCare members save significantly on prescriptions, vision exams, video doctor visits, dental care and more. SingleCare leverages a proprietary mobile technology platform to manage the entire transaction for its members and providers, and offers a secure, HIPAA-compliant portal (and app) where members can build profiles and track their history. SingleCare has provided healthcare solutions for more than 2.5 million Americans and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Sign up today or learn more at singlecare.com.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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