Univision and Televisa partner with EC and Careington to Launch “EL CHAVO PLAN”‏

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Plan Offers Savings of 20-50% on Dental Care and 5-30% on Vision Care

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and Televisa today announced a partnership with EC Benefit Plans, LLC and Careington International Corporation to launch “El Chavo Plan,” a new discount dental and vision care savings program inspired by the iconic Mexican character, El Chavo del Ocho. The “El Chavo Plan” will offer discounts on most dental and eye care offered through a nationwide network of participating practitioners.

“El Chavo Plan,” available to individuals and families, offers memberships available for purchase online by visiting ElChavoPlan.com or by calling the toll-free number, 844-EL-CHAVO (1-844-352-4286), in English or Spanish. Plan members can select any participating dentist or eye care professional from the participating nationwide networks and pay the discounted fees listed by simply presenting their membership card and paying the provider directly for the services rendered. Without limitations on care, complicated forms to fill out, or qualifications to access, members will be able to save 20-50% on dental care, and 5-30% on vision care.

“Reducing the cost of dental and vision care enables hard working families and individuals to achieve healthy outcomes and maintain good health,” said Rick Alessandri, executive vice president, Univision Enterprise Development. “The ‘El Chavo Plan’ offers an affordable way for adults and children to receive the care they need.”

“El Chavo inspired us all to assume responsibilities in the care of others through his touching humor, incredible kindness and down to earth persona,” said Maca Rotter, executive director of Televisa Consumer Products. “His name lives on through this brand as a staple of health and care deserved by every member of our community irrespective of their socio-economic status.”

“This venture with Univision and Televisa combines my experience in administering dental and vision plans with their desire to enhance health and wellbeing within the Hispanic community by lowering the cost of care,” said Dr. Stanley Shapiro, president and CEO of EC Benefit Plans, LLC. “I am proud to work with industry leading provider networks Superior Vision and Careington International, to improve lives by making it possible for families to afford the care they need.”

“Our focus is improving access to affordable care,” said Careington CEO Barbara Williams. “I’m proud to be part of this initiative to promote improved health and well-being through dental and vision care savings. It’s an honor to work with Univision, Televisa and the El Chavo brand to achieve this.”

El Chavo del Ocho family sitcom has 100 million daily viewers worldwide and has aired 1,300 episodes since premiering in 1971.  El Chavo Del Ocho airs Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET/PT on UniMás and Monday through Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Galavisión. The animated series El Chavo Animado, airs on Univision at 4 p.m. ET/PT, bringing the nostalgia and popularity of the original series to a new generation of viewers.

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