NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the new family health center for Newport News Shipbuilding will be located on Washington Avenue between 45th and 46th streets. The center, scheduled to open this fall, will offer primary care, on-site pharmacy and laboratory services.
"The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority, and we are excited to offer quality health care resources at a convenient location," said Bill Bell, Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president of human resources and administration.
The health center will be operated by QuadMed, a third-party vendor. Services will be available to eligible non-represented employees and their dependents who are covered by the Anthem consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) or preferred-provider option (PPO) plans.
The Huntington Ingalls Industries Family Health Center at Newport News Shipbuilding is one of two new centers opening for eligible HII employees. A second family health center will be opened in Gautier, Miss., for employees and dependents of the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. The centers are part of HII's larger benefits strategy designed to engage employees and their families in their own health and wellness and make quality health care more accessible. The strategy also includes the recent addition of Teladoc, a program where employees can consult with board-certified physicians on non-emergency medical issues via telephone, mobile application or computer. Additionally, HII offers a preferred rate for health care insurance to eligible employees who have completed a tobacco-cessation program or attest they do not use tobacco.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the commercial and non-commercial oil, gas and energy markets. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Va., HII employs approximately 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, please visit www.huntingtoningalls.com.
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Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.