TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of HealthPlan ServicesSM (HPS) donated more than 100 turkeys to HOPE Children's Home and Metropolitan Ministries to help ensure families and children in need celebrated Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal.
"We greatly appreciate HPS thinking of HOPE Children's Home during the holidays and throughout the year. They are a trusted partner in our community," said Stan Pittman, Community Outreach Coordinator for HOPE Children's Home, a faith-based home for needy children that has helped nearly 5,000 individuals between the ages of 2 and 18 become happy, productive adults.
Giving back to the Tampa Bay community is ingrained in the corporate culture of HPS, the nation's leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets. It is a spirit of giving that is shared by all employees, as demonstrated by their decision to donate the turkeys that were originally a gift to them from the HPS leadership team in recognition of their contributions to the company's successful year.
"It was inspiring to witness the generosity of spirit reflected in the employees' decision to donate their turkeys to Metropolitan Ministries and HOPE Children's Home, where they can help feed hundreds more needy individuals in Tampa this Thanksgiving," said Jeff Bak, President & CEO, HealthPlan Services. "That simple act took what started out as a small token of HPS' appreciation for our employees' hard work and dedication and turned it into something that will help our neighbors in need."
Metropolitan Ministries helps alleviate the suffering of the poor, homeless and hungry by providing food, shelter and hope for a new future. It expects to serve nearly 590,000 meals this holiday season.
About HealthPlan Services
HealthPlan Services (HPS) is the largest independent provider of sales, service, retention and technology solutions to the insurance and managed care industry. Since 1970, HPS has offered customized administration and distribution services to insurers of individual, small group, voluntary and association plans, as well as valuable solutions to thousands of brokers and agents. HPS' proprietary, scalable technology provides innovative consumer-facing solutions that are turnkey self-service tools for insurance carriers and distribution partners. HPS offers an ever-expanding array of services to a diverse and growing client base, and administers products that include medical (PPO, HMO, indemnity, consumer-driven), dental, vision, life, disability, cancer, critical illness, accident, long-term care, limited medical, as well as various other ancillary insurance. HPS is committed to providing extraordinary service to its customers. For more information about HPS, visit www.healthplan.com.
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