NU Online News Service, Aug. 8, 12:06 p.m. – Alliance HealthCard Inc., Atlanta, a health discount card company, says it issued 130,000 health discount cards during the two-month period ended July 31 and expects to issue a similar number of cards over the next two months.

Insurance companies distributed most of the cards to their policyholders, Alliance says.

The company has prepared for the new business by hiring an outside company to help beef up its call center, and it has hired customer service representatives who speak Spanish, Portuguese and Russian as well as English, the company says.