Neiman Marcus Group Implements SHPS Programs

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<strong>Louisville, Ky. &mdash; Sept. 27</strong><br />Following an in-depth search for a single vendor to help meet its corporate health care objectives, The Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) is implementing an integrated suite of care management programs provided by SHPS.<br /><br />NMG selected SHPS based on its proven capabilities to provide various care advocacy programs under one umbrella, including comprehensive disease management, maternity management, lifestyle management and 24-hour nurse line services.<br /><br />&ldquo;The Neiman Marcus Group understands the importance of keeping its employees healthy and helping them to effectively manage acute and chronic conditions,&rdquo; said Marita O&rsquo;Dea, NMG chief human resource officer. &ldquo;Improving the health of our workforce not only benefits the lives of our associates &mdash; it reduces health care costs and increases productivity. By supporting our associates with SHPS&rsquo; integrated programs, we will ultimately be improving their health care experience and ensuring positive health outcomes.&rdquo;<br /><br />NMG&rsquo;s care advocacy programs will be easily accessible for associates and their dependents, with SHPS clinical advocates channeling individuals to the right resources to meet their health needs. SHPS&rsquo; integrated care management solution (which supports associates at all levels of health status) is supported by HealthMedia&rsquo;s personal health assessment and lifestyle management programs. <br /><br />SHPS integrates these services with a comprehensive library of health content and tools, an online health portal and experienced health professionals with the goal of creating meaningful and sustained behavior change.<br /><br />”The Neiman Marcus Group has done a superior job in managing the company&rsquo;s health care costs,” said Reed Keller, SHPS president of health management solutions. “Through this new partnership with SHPS and the introduction of programs to enhance employee health and productivity, The Neiman Marcus Group is positioned to better serve the needs of their associates.&rdquo;

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