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American Specialty Health Awarded San Diego’s Best and Brightest in Wellness Award for Third Consecutive Year

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has once again named American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) as one of San Diego’s Best and Brightest in Wellness ® award winners.

This award, the third consecutive win for ASH, recognizes ASH as a San Diego leader  in using innovation to make its work environment a healthier place for employees to work, while also making the community a healthier place to live.

An independent research firm evaluates Best and Brightest companies based on key measures in various categories, including: Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and Strategic Company Performance.

  “We are very pleased to be recognized with a third consecutive award as one of San Diego’s Best and Brightest in Wellness,” said Kristin Bragg, ASH vice president of Human Resources. “Each year, our company continues to evolve to meet the health management needs of our many health plan and employer group clients across the nation, as well as the needs of our employees. Our dedicated employees are a critical key to our company innovation and success, so it’s vital that we offer them an environment that nurtures their well-being and their success through educational enrichment, recognition for their achievements, rewards for health and fitness, and a focus on work-life balance.”

“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, National Association for Business Resources. “Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2019 winners create their human resource standards and wellness practices to ensure employee satisfaction. These award-winning companies set standards for every business to aspire toward.”

ASH was founded in 1987 with just $4000 in seed money and has grown into a half-a-billion-dollar company serving more than 46 million members nationwide. The company has 1400 employees and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for nine of the last 10 years.

About the Best and Brightest

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources, providing the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a national program with annual symposium and award celebrations presented in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, and San Francisco. Visit to nominate a company.

About the Best and Brightest In Wellness

The Best and Brightest in Wellness® celebrates those companies that are making their businesses healthy, the lives of their employees better, and the community a healthier to place to live. The Best and Brightest program provides yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction among the best employers throughout the United States.

About American Specialty Health

American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is one of the nation’s premier independent and privately-owned specialty health organizations offering technology-enabled benefits management services, including musculoskeletal health provider networks and programs, fitness center networks and exercise programs, and health management solutions for health plans, insurance carriers, employers and others. With offices in Carmel (Indianapolis), IN, San Diego, CA, Southlake (Dallas), TX, and Columbia, SC, ASH has nearly 1,400 employees. ASH administers benefits for over 46 million members nationwide and has consumer self-pay programs for over 155 million members. For more information about ASH, visit  or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on  LinkedIn  or Twitter at  @ASHCompanies  .