SHPS Adds Alabama to Government Agency Client

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<p><strong>Louisville, Ky. &mdash; April 4</strong><br />SHPS, a provider of health advocacy and health benefit solutions, has announced that its health management division landed Alabama as its newest government agency client. </p><p>Alabama&rsquo;s State Employees&rsquo; Insurance Board retained SHPS for integrated health advocacy services, including disease management, utilization management, case management and a 24-hour nurse line.<br /><br />SHPS health advocacy is a coordinated set of solutions designed to assist employees with all issues, conditions and decisions relating to their personal health. </p><p>A knowledgeable health &ldquo;advocate&rdquo; provides a single point of access to all programs and services available to the employee, maximizing individual health benefits while minimizing health risks.<br /><br />&ldquo;Our health advocacy solutions have a direct impact on an employer&rsquo;s ability to manage health care costs,&rdquo; said Reed Keller, SHPS president of health management solutions. &ldquo;The integration aligns health services to best meet an individual&rsquo;s needs, maximizes employee education, modifies behavioral risk and ultimately delivers the appropriate level of care. </p><p>&quot;This not only drives down health risks for the entire employee population, but it also helps clients like the State of Alabama contain overall healthcare costs.&rdquo;<br /><br />SHPS provides its health advocacy solutions to federal, state and local government employers, as well as many of the nation&rsquo;s leading employers, including 97 Fortune 1000 companies.<br /><br />&ldquo;SHPS is honored to have Alabama join our client roster,&rdquo; Keller said. &ldquo;By executing their health advocacy programs through our coordinated set of solutions, they are providing their employees a single point of access to a wealth of resources designed to improve their health. </p><p>&quot;It demonstrates a commitment to healthier employees, as well as a commitment to better health care management as an organization.&rdquo;</p>

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