HealthPlan Services Named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, August 04, 2014.

TAMPA, Fla. – Aug, 4, 2014 – HealthPlan ServicesSM (HPS) announced today that the American Heart Association (AHA) has named it a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite, joining an elite group of companies recognized for their focus on providing employees with a healthy workplace. As a Gold level award recipient, HPS was also recognized for the important steps it has taken to create a culture of wellness.

AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite employers go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health, such as taking steps to support and encourage nutritional changes and physical activity.

HPS employees can participate in the Cigna Employee Assistance Program, which provides tools and resources around health, wellness, preventive care and chronic disease, as well as a medical plan credit for those who successfully complete a 5k run/walk within a plan year. HPS also provides pedometers and encourages employees to participate in its “10k Steps a Day” program and publishes a monthly wellness newsletter that includes fun, fresh and healthy recipes. On-site biometric screenings, flu shots, personalized Wellness Coaching Programs and ongoing wellness-related activities including “lunch and learns” are also provided at no cost to employees.

“Our employees are the heart of HPS, and we are dedicated to helping them get and stay healthy by providing programs encouraging positive choices and lifestyle changes,” said Jeff Bak, HPS president and CEO. “We are honored to have these efforts recognized by the American Heart Association.”

The AHA created the Fit-Friendly Worksite program to help lower employees’ risk of heart disease, which is the leading killer in the U.S. The risk of heart disease is doubled by physical inactivity. Participating employers embrace criteria outlined by the AHA by implementing worksite programs focused on physical activity, nutrition and culture.

About HealthPlan Services

HealthPlan Services (HPS) is the largest independent provider of sales, service, retention and technology solutions to the insurance and managed care industry. Since 1970, HPS has offered customized administration and distribution services to insurers of individual, small group, voluntary and association plans, as well as valuable solutions to thousands of brokers and agents. HPS’ proprietary, scalable technology provides innovative consumer-facing solutions that are turnkey self-service tools for insurance carriers and distribution partners. HPS offers an ever-expanding array of services to a diverse and growing client base, and administers products that include medical (PPO, HMO, indemnity, consumer-driven), dental, vision, life, disability, cancer, critical illness, accident, long-term care, limited medical, as well as various other ancillary insurance. HPS is committed to providing extraordinary service to its customers. HPS is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information about HPS, visit

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