NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that it will offer on-site family healthcare centers exclusively designed for its Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding division employees and their families. The centers, scheduled to open in 2015, will offer a variety of services, including primary care, an onsite pharmacy and laboratory services.
"The establishment of these family health centers is another investment in our employees and an important step toward building a culture of health and wellness across our company," said Bill Ermatinger, HII corporate vice president and chief human resources officer. "These health centers will offer personalized care with a focus on prevention and health maintenance along with full patient confidentiality and privacy."
HII recently embarked on a major benefits strategy designed to provide its employees health and wellness options beyond primary care physician visits. These options include Teladoc, a program where employees can talk to board-certified physicians via telephone, mobile application or computer. Additionally, HII is offering a discounted rate for healthcare to salaried employees who attest that they do not use tobacco.
The health centers, which will be operated by a third-party vendor, will be located near the shipyards to provide employees and their families with a convenient and very affordable healthcare option. The services will be available to non-represented employees and their dependents who are covered by the Anthem consumer-driven or preferred-provider plans.
About Huntington Ingalls
Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear and conventionally-powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: