HII announces agreement with QuadMed

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Huntington Ingalls Industries said Thursday that it has awarded a contract to QuadMed, to manage and operate HII's family healthcare centers for the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi and Newport News Shipbuilding division employees and their families.

"QuadMed's commitment to strong patient-provider relationships and patient confidentiality is evident by their 98 percent patient satisfaction rate. It is our hope that the availability of these healthcare centers will contribute to a robust and enhanced culture of health and wellness among our employees and their families,” Bill Ermatinger, HII corporate vice president and chief human resources officer, said in a statement.

The healthcare centers, scheduled to open in 2015, will be located near the shipyards. They will provide primary care services that focus on prevention, wellness, early intervention and chronic condition management. These services, which include pharmacy, radiology and laboratory services, will be available to non-represented employees and their dependents who are covered by the Anthem consumer-driven or preferred-provider plans.

QuadMed, based out of Wisconsin, operates employer-sponsored health centers for companies across the country, including Briggs & Stratton and Stihl, Inc."We are pleased to be partnering with Huntington Ingalls Industries on this very important initiative," said Sue Buettner, president of QuadMed.

HII's health centers are part of a new benefits strategy designed to optimize employee health and wellness options. HII also is offering employees access to Teladoc, a program that provides employees with access to board-certified physicians via telephone, mobile application or computer. Another new benefit is a discounted rate for healthcare to salaried employees who attest that they do not use tobacco.

Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life cycle of nuclear and conventionally-powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, the company employs more than 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

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