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Inc. Magazine Honors American Specialty Health With 2013 Hire Power Award

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) has been awarded Inc. Magazine's Hire Power Award due to its role as a top job creator. The Hire Power Awards recognize private companies that are leading the way in creating American jobs.

The ranking reflects ASH's hiring and growth from January 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, when ASH added 212 jobs. This places ASH among the top 100 private business job creators in the country, placing sixth among health companies and tenth among California companies.

"The Hire Power Awards are the only awards that single out job creators," says Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. "We think it's fitting to pay tribute to company founders not just for their business prowess but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy."

"We're fortunate to be part of a thriving, growing industry and appreciate the recognition we've received for the many jobs that we've created in 2012 and 2013," said ASH co-founder, CEO and Chairman George DeVries. "We anticipate significant growth in 2014 as we expand our new offices in Southlake, Texas, and Carmel, Ind. We are currently hiring staff in those regions and look forward to continuing as a top job creator in the coming years."

About American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH)

American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is one of the nation's premier independent, privately-owned specialty health services organizations, providing specialty health care networks and programs, fitness and exercise programs, and population health solutions for health plans, insurance carriers and employer groups. Operating from offices in San Diego, Calif., Southlake (Dallas), Texas, Carmel (Indianapolis), Ind., and Columbia, S.C., ASH has more than 1,100 employees and administers services for more than 34 million members nationwide. Products offered through ASH and its subsidiaries include Healthyroads®, Silver&Fit®, FitnessCoachTM, Active&Fit®, ExerciseRewardsTM and others. For more information about ASH, visit www.ASHCompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter at @ASHCompanies.

About Inc. Magazine

Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine that is dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies and that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Complete results of the Hire Power Awards — including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, state and other criteria — can be found at http://www.inc.com/hire-power/list.

CONTACT: American Specialty Health Lisa Freeman 800-848-3555, ext. 3722 Cell: 310-422-9200 lisaf@ashn.com

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