American Specialty Health Recognized as a U-T San Diego Top Workplace

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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) has been named as one of the U-T San Diego's Top Workplaces.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback to a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP. The survey questions measure employee engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.

ASH employees often cite its friendly, team-oriented work culture, generous benefits and its culture of health among the key characteristics that make ASH a great place to work. ASH offers the same workplace wellness programs to its employees that it sells to its clients. Key aspects of the ASH wellness program include telephone-based health coaching, competitive health challenges, wellness incentives, health education learning modules and an interactive health and wellness website.

"We're honored to be selected as a Top Workplace in San Diego," said ASH co-founder, CEO and Chairman George DeVries. "When you bring together the right people, great things can happen—and that is certainly the case at ASH. Our employees are our biggest asset."

ASH also recently was awarded Inc. Magazine's Hire Power Award. The Hire Power Awards recognize private companies that are leading the way in creating American jobs. The ranking places ASH among the top 100 private business job creators in the country, placing sixth among health companies and tenth among California companies. ASH expects to enhance its ranking in 2014: The company recently announced that it will open a new office in Carmel, Ind. in 2014, and will establish its national corporate headquarters there. The expansion will create upwards of 300 new jobs for the Indianapolis region by the end of 2014, with staff growing to more than 675 positions by the end of 2016.

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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 or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter at @ASHCompanies.

CONTACT: American Specialty Health Lisa Freeman Office: 800-848-3555, ext. 3722 Cell: 310-422-9200

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