Harvard Pilgrim Hosts Indian Business Leaders at its Headquarters

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WELLESLEY, MA–Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a not-for-profit health services company serving more than one million members in New England, hosted Indian business leaders and executives from the area at its Wellesley headquarters on Monday.

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The event was hosted by Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare CEO Eric H. Schultz and his senior management team, and was attended by over 50 Indian entrepreneurs and business leaders. The event was organized by INE MultiMedia, a non-profit organization which was selected earlier this year by Harvard Pilgrim as its “Count Us In Community Partner.”

“Harvard Pilgrim has made a huge impact in our community and it was our pleasure to introduce the Indian business leaders to the senior management team of the nation’s top rated health services company,” said Dr. Manju Sheth, MD, president of INE MultiMedia. “As a non-profit organization ourselves, we are very grateful to Harvard Pilgrim for supporting some of our signature projects such as Health Expos, a classical music program and the launch of Dreamcatchers show.”

Brenda Cole, Vice President of Marketplace Inclusion Development at Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, said  the purpose of the event was to get to know HPHC’s existing and potential customers better, to continue building the bridge of collaboration, and to identify opportunities to better service South Asian and Indian communities with products and services specific to their needs.

“Part of our strategy in recognizing these specific needs resulted in the development of our Eastern Harmony Program which offers many alternative medicines, and to further show our commitment to a more holistic approach to health and wellness, we now offer Acupuncture as a standard medical benefit in most of our fully insured medical plans,” Cole said.  “This has been a huge differentiator for us in the marketplace.”

Cole said that Harvard Pilgrim has partnered with a company that enables her organization to offer temporary medical coverage for family and friends visiting from outside of the country.

“Now you can have the assurance that your loved ones are covered for any urgent or emergency care that may arise,” Cole

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is a not-for-profit health services company serving more than one million members in New England. Founded in 1969, the health plan has built its reputation on pragmatic innovation with a goal of lowering costs, improving care and enhancing the overall member experience. Harvard Pilgrim is known for its excellent clinical programs, customer service, health improvement strategies and innovative tools that offer consumers greater transparency and empower them to make better decisions about their health care.

Consistently ranked among America’s highest-rated private health plans, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has been rated 5 out of 5 for its private HMO/POS and PPO plans in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-2016. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England has been rated 4.5 out of 5 for its private HMO/POS plans.

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