ACS, A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX) is helping Michigan’s program that provides Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) save more than 25 percent in processing costs by moving from paper-based food vouchers to an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) system.
According to ACS, “Michigan’s WIC program provides nutritious foods and nutrition education for approximately half the infants born in the state. Moving to EBT, the state went from issuing more than 10 million paper food vouchers annually to providing recipients with an EBT magnetic stripe card for use at point-of-service terminals at retailers.”
“Maximizing program efficiency helps to ensure that the state can help as many people as possible, ” said Joseph Doherty, executive vice president and group president, ACS Government Solutions. “This study shows that the EBT program can have a significant impact on a state’s operations.”