Metrics Global, a worldwide provider of payment services, today announced it has partnered with Lumina Insurance Services to offer a comprehensive health insurance marketplace for direct selling companies in the US.

Through an online healthcare marketplace, organizations of all sizes will be able to offer their distributors, who are typically independent contractors and not eligible for company benefits, the ability to shop multiple insurance carriers, compare, and enroll for individual health, life, vision, dental and supplemental plans through a single online platform.

The Metrics Global Marketplace, which offers both national and regionally available plans with competitive premiums, is completely free and backed by support from 400 U.S.-based licensed insurance agents with regional expertise. The Marketplace is available exclusively to all clients of Metrics Global with the ability to white label for larger direct selling companies.

William Kinney, Executive Vice President in charge of Business Development at Metrics Global, says, "We continually seek solutions that help our clients strengthen and grow their businesses; this is an integral commitment we have beyond the payment processing solutions we provide.

"Health insurance has become quite complex, especially in the U.S., so we knew our clients would appreciate a solution that simplifies the process and adds tremendous value. This marketplace makes sourcing and receiving competitive health insurance uncommonly easy for any independent contractor, and the dedicated agent-assisted service team Lumina has created is simply brilliant and invaluable.

"Many of our direct selling clients have shared their never ending objective to increase distributor loyalty and retention. Through this partnership, we are very excited that we can now offer our larger direct selling clients the ability to brand their own healthcare marketplace at no cost."

Founded in 2000, Lumina Insurance Services has its headquarters in San Diego and serves clients throughout the country.

Metrics Global provides comprehensive merchant account services for businesses of all sizes – from home-based start-ups to multinational Fortune 500 corporations.