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ABnote Australasia Win Medicare Contract

Fort Lee, New Jersey – 22 July 2014 – ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of secure and financial credentialing solutions announced that its ABnote Australasia unit had won its first national healthcare card program, with Australia’s Department of Human Services.  ABnote will manage and perform all stages of the Department’s card manufacturing and personalisation services for Medicare, Veterans Affairs and Centrelink (a senior citizen’s concession card program).  Medicare is a universal health care scheme in Australia, under which Australian citizens and permanent residents are entitled to subsidised treatment from medical professionals. Medicare is the primary funding body of healthcare within Australia.

Currently, the Department of Human Services issues, on an annual basis, an estimated 12 million plastics cards to its customers nationally for the Medicare Service Delivery Brand (Medicare), Health Identifier, the Centrelink Services Delivery Brand (Centrelink), and as a service on behalf of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).

ABnote Australasia’s Chief Executive, Nicholas Ficinus, stated. “ABnote are proud to be associated with such an important program in servicing the healthcare, social and benefit needs for all Australians.”


About ABnote

ABnote, with facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia, is a premier and trusted provider of innovative high security payment and identity solutions. We provide solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets. ABnote’s primary products include financial cards (Dual Interface, EMV, magnetic stripe), identification and credential cards (Drivers’ Licenses, Healthcare cards, National ID cards, Student ID), transit cards, hotel, facility and theme park  access cards and membership programs, retail plastic cards (gift, loyalty, RFID), barcodes and labels and secure documents (vital records, certificates, passports, and more); along with complimentary secure services, including instant card issuance, NFC mobile payments, TSM, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution and fulfilment. 


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