TMG Health Receives Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

May 21, 2008, 01:00 ET from TMG Health

    SCRANTON, Pa., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ben Franklin Technology
 Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced the winners of the
 Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards at the Ben Franklin i xchange
 on May 20th at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University.
     Awards were presented in eight categories to companies or individuals
 who have achieved business success through Ben Franklin funding and
 assistance, have helped others to achieve success, or have improved their
 business through innovation. Each award recipient represented a person or
 company that exemplified achievement in that particular category.
     TMG Health won the 2008 Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Award for
 Entrepreneurial Achievement. TMG Health was recognized as the company that
 best exemplified the quintessential entrepreneurial spirit: a combination
 of ingenuity, hard work, and innovation that resulted in the creation of a
 successful and growing business venture.
     About TMG Health
     TMG Health is a technology-enabled, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
 services firm providing a variety of administrative services to the
 Medicare and Medicaid health plan markets. As the leading vendor in this
 field, TMG Health provides operational outsourcing solutions and
 information systems for health plans, providers and insurers. TMG Health is
 the most experienced vendor in the market and has the broadest solution set
 serving over 36 health plans in all 50 states. TMG Health's client base
 consists of one of the nation's largest PBMs for Part D administration
 insurance carriers, 14 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, several national
 start-up PFFS plans for individuals and group retirees, and the fastest
 growing PFFS plan and the fastest growing Special Needs Plan (SNP) in the
 nation. TMG Health serves over 1.5 million Medicare and Medicaid members.
 Benefits of partnering with TMG Health include state of the art systems,
 rapid implementations, reduced capital costs, fixed operational costs and
 proven regulatory compliance.
     John T. Tighe III is the Founder, President and CEO of TMG Health. TMG
 Health is located in Scranton, PA. Founded just a decade ago, the company
 has effectively gained market share and emerged over a six-year period from
 start-up to a major Scranton employer. Ben Franklin provided seed capital
 and business support resources to TMG at a critical stage in the company's
 development. With explosive revenue growth of 500% over the past three
 years and 859 employees in the Scranton area, TMG Health has generated
 significant income and jobs in northeastern Pennsylvania. In 2007, TMG was
 ranked 5th fastest-growing privately held company by Philadelphia 100,
 182nd fastest growing company in North America by Deloitte's 2007
 Technology Fast 500, and 307th fastest growing company in the 2007 Inc 500.
 Through exceptional skill in developing and implementing the company's
 business strategy, Jack Tighe and his team have substantially boosted the
 information technology sector in northeastern Pennsylvania. For more
 information, visit
     About the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
     The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania links
 companies with experts, universities, funding, and other resources to help
 them prosper through innovation. The Center strategy encompasses three key
 areas: developing early-stage, technology-based companies; helping
 established manufacturers creatively apply new technologies and business
 practices; and promoting an innovative community-wide infrastructure that
 fosters a favorable business environment for high-growth companies. The
 northeastern center, headquartered on the campus of Lehigh University with
 regional offices in Lewisburg, Reading, and Wilkes-Barre, is part of a
 four-center, state-funded economic development initiative.
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