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Highmark Health one of three Pennsylvania businesses recognized by Department of Defense for going "Above and Beyond" to support employees in the National Guard and Reserve

Highmark Health was recently recognized at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh by the Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a U.S. Department of Defense office, for going Above and Beyond" to support members of the National Guard and Reserve in its workforce.
Highmark Health was recently recognized at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh by the Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a U.S. Department of Defense office, for going "Above and Beyond" to support members of the National Guard and Reserve in its workforce. Photo (left to right) Nicholas D. Krawec, ESGR Southwest PA Area Chairperson; Denise Gross, ESGR State Chairperson; Dr. Lonie Haynes, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for Highmark Health and a U.S. Army veteran; Michael Harper, Human Resources Business Partner, Gateway Health Plan and retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant; and the Honorable Jessica Lynn Garfola Wright, former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and former Adjutant General of PA.

PITTSBURGH (May 10, 2017) — Highmark Health is one of three Pennsylvania businesses to be recognized by the Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, with the Above and Beyond Award for extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

The award was recently presented to Highmark Health by Denise Gross, Pennsylvania state chairperson of the ESGR, in a ceremony at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh. "The ESGR Above and Beyond Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers like Highmark Health, who provide extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation's call to serve," said Gross. "Supportive employers like Highmark Health are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units."

Highmark Health goes beyond the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) to offer members of the Guard and Reserve who are full-time or auxiliary employees up to 20 paid days of military leave of absence for the performance of duty in the armed services, after which the employee is granted non-paid military leave in accordance with USERRA and may elect to use earned paid time-off days toward the remainder of the military duty. Highmark Health also provides uninterrupted family health, dental, vision, and other continuous benefits while its civilian warriors are serving.

"The Above and Beyond recognition affirms our culture of support for members of our workforce who are continuing to serve in the military, as well as of our many veterans," said Dr. Lonie Haynes, vice president of diversity and inclusion for Highmark Health, and a U.S. Army veteran. "These individuals bring the Highmark Health organization a high degree of leadership, commitment and discipline. We feel that supporting their military service is absolutely the right thing to do — for them, for us, and for our national defense."

Nominations for ESGR recognitions must be made by members actively serving in the Guard or Reserve. Highmark Health was nominated by Michael Harper, human resources business partner with Gateway Health Plan, a Highmark Health company. Harper, an Air Force senior master sergeant, recently retired after 26 years of combined service between the Army National Guard and Air Force Reserve. "Highmark Health does an outstanding job of supporting our nation's military," said Harper. "The organization stands firmly by its employees who are members of the Guard and Reserve as well as veterans, not only through benefits programs, but through a military talent acquisition program, the V.E.T.S. (Voices of Employees That have Served) business resource group, and the commitment of the organization's leaders to accommodate our military members as they meet their service obligations to our nation's defense."

Visit the ESGR website for more information.

About Highmark Health

Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh, PA based enterprise that employs more than 40,000 people nationwide and serves nearly 50 million Americans in all 50 states, is the second largest integrated health care delivery and financing network in the nation based on revenue. Highmark Health is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, and HM Health Solutions. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to nearly 5 million members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware as well as dental insurance, vision care and related health products through a national network of diversified businesses that include United Concordia Companies, HM Insurance Group, Davis Vision and Visionworks. Allegheny Health Network is the parent company of an integrated delivery network that includes eight hospitals, more than 2,800 affiliated physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, a group purchasing organization, and health and wellness pavilions in western Pennsylvania. HM Health Solutions focuses on meeting the information technology platform and other business needs of the Highmark Health enterprise as well as unaffiliated health insurance plans by providing proven business processes, expert knowledge and integrated cloud-based platforms. To learn more, please visit www.highmarkhealth.org.

For more information, contact:
Janice Maszle
Highmark Health
412-544-7643
janice.maszle@highmarkhealth.org