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Release Date: March 1, 2013


Contact: Robby Kordish, Vice-President, Product Development
info@hdplus.com
(330) 357-4133


HUDSON, March 1, 2013 - Health Design Plus (HDP), a leader and innovator in Health Benefits Administration and Population Health Management, becomes nation’s leading administrator of employer-sponsored Centers of Excellence (COE) programs.


Since 2009, HDP has implemented its now nationally-acclaimed CliniFIT™ Centers of Excellence programs for numerous employers nationwide, most recently for Wal-Mart’s first-of-its-kind Centers of Excellence benefit program. With an award-winning, 24 year history of high-quality service to self-funded organizations ranging from mid-sized groups to Fortune 50® companies, HDP has a proven ability to develop and integrate complex and innovative health and benefit management programs.


HDP was selected in 2009 at the conclusion of a nationwide search by Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, to manage COE programs for their clients. Individuals traveling for serious surgical procedures find such support essential. “Clinically-based benefit programs represent a necessary and long-awaited evolution of health benefits,” says HDP President and CIO John Strickland. “Our CliniFIT™ clinical benefit programs facilitate Centers of Excellence access to over 3 million members nationwide. We’re excited to be on the leading edge with these value-driven programs, and to work with such visionary companies.”


HDP’s CliniFIT™ COE programs are predicated on quality outcomes, and grounded in member advocacy. They are a natural extension of the company’s core strengths, building on a history of direct employer - provider contracting based first on quality, then cost. They maximize a strong Care Management component, and recognize the importance of engaging and supporting the member in making good health care decisions.


With bundled pricing and beginning-to-end management of each case, they include communications, travel and logistics, eligibility and benefit management, clinical coordination and case management, and provider payment.


With a focus on taking care of patients while controlling employer health care expenditures, HDP founder and CEO M. Ruth Coleman has led the HDP initiative to develop this member centric travel surgery program. “Innovation and adaptability have been the hallmarks of HDP since it began,” stated M. Ruth Coleman. “We will continue to focus on achieving real results for our clients through creative, often big solutions.”



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Health Design Plus & Employers Health Announce National Centers of Excellence Initiative


Release Date: June 11, 2013


Canton, OH - Health Design Plus (HDP) and Employers Health have joined forces to make HDP’s nationally acclaimed CliniFIT™ Centers of Excellence program available to Employers Health members beginning January 1st 2014.


HDP has established itself as the nation’s leading provider of employer-sponsored travel surgery programs in recent years, working with several Fortune 100® companies. These value-based, member-focused programs align employers with elite medical centers across the country, and achieve cost savings by emphasizing high quality outcomes, bundled pricing arrangements and the prevention of unnecessary surgeries.


“One of our goals as an organization has been to make our CliniFIT™ travel surgery program more accessible to self-funded employers of all sizes,” said Britt Hayes, HDP’s Chief Marketing Officer. “By aligning with Employers Health, we now have the vehicle to do just that. We are thrilled about this partnership, and excited to work with Employers Health’s growing membership and team.”


“CliniFIT™ is a good place to start for employers that are serious about improving health plan performance. Employers want to move away from fee-for-service programs, particularly for surgeries. They want better health outcomes for their employees and better follow-up care to ensure an employee’s efficient return to normal activity. CliniFIT™ delivers all three,” said Chris Goff, CEO & General Counsel at Employers Health.


About Health Design Plus

HDP is a licensed Third Party Administrator, operating from its offices in Hudson, OH and Mesa, AZ. Founded in 1988 as a care management company, HDP provides truly integrated administrative and population health management services for mid-size to large companies across the country. Utilizing a member-focused model powered by cutting edge technology and data analytics, HDP has consistently managed its clients at 50% or less of annual national medical trend. For more information, please visit www.hdplus.com


About Employers Health

Founded in 1983 by a group of companies in Ohio, Employers Health Coalition, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization that helps plan sponsors control the cost of healthcare. In 1999, Employers Health Purchasing Corporation was incorporated as a subsidiary of the coalition to manage group purchasing programs and government advocacy. Today, these two organizations, collectively known as Employers Health, represent more than 300 member organizations and three million lives. Employers Health is a national coalition of employers working together to improve the cost, quality and accessibility of high-value healthcare services through value-based group purchasing, data analysis and benefits-design consultation, educational programming, community quality initiatives and legislative monitoring and advocacy. For more information see www.ehpco.com.


Britt Hayes

Chief Marketing Officer

Health Design Plus

330-388-5375

bhayes@hdplus.com


Marcas Miles

Director, Programs and Communications

Employers Health

330-639-2280

mmiles@ehpco.com

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HDP is a licensed Third Party Administrator doing business in numerous states in the US, and operating from its offices in Hudson, OH and Mesa, AZ. Founded in 1988 as a care management company, HDP provides truly integrated administrative and population health management solutions for mid-sized to large companies. Utilizing a member-focused model powered by cutting-edge technology and data analytics, HDP has consistently managed its clients at 50% or less of annual national medical trend. For more information, please visit www.hdplus.com.