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Inc. 5000 Names American Specialty Health Among America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Fifth Consecutive Year

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SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) has again been named as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing privately-held companies in America. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the company has been included in the exclusive Inc. 5000 ranking, which provides a comprehensive look at a key business sector driving America's economy—independent entrepreneurs.

The ranking reflects ASH's 40 percent overall revenue growth from 2009 ($155.7 million) through 2012 ($217.5 million); ASH is now ranked 4842.

"We're pleased to be recognized once again among the nation's premier independent, privately-held companies," said ASH co-founder, CEO and Chairman George DeVries. "The last few years have been significant in terms of our growth and expansion. Today, we work with more than 130 health plans nationally and cover more than 34 million members. We continue to pursue the kinds of product innovation and service expansion that help our customers bend the healthcare cost curve, and that helps position us for success in the new healthcare environment."

About American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH)

American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is a national health services organization that provides fitness and exercise, total population health and specialty health care management programs for health plans, insurance carriers and employer groups. Headquartered in San Diego, with operations centers in Dallas, TX, Indianapolis, IN and Columbia, SC, ASH has more than 1,000 employees and provides benefit programs to more than 34 million members. Additional products offered through ASH and its subsidiaries include Healthyroads®, the Silver&Fit® Exercise & Healthy Aging program, ExerciseRewards™, Fitness Coach™, Active&Fit® and others. For more information about ASH, visit www.ASHCompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on Twitter at @ASHCompanies or @Healthyroads and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Healthyroads and http://www.facebook.com/SilverandFit.

About Inc. Magazine

Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 — including how the companies were chosen, company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria — can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013/xx//.

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

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