Meridian Health Plan Wins Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For(TM) Award
DETROIT, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) named Meridian Health Plan as one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For(TM) in 2012. Meridian and the 100 other companies will be honored by the MBPA on Thursday, Sept. 27 at The Henry Ford Hotel in Dearborn.
“It’s an honor to win the Best and Brightest award,” Lisa Hing, Director of Human Resources for Meridian Health Plan said. “It is a great representation of what we strive for with our company culture and how we regard employees.”
This award program has been recognizing companies that produce the highest quality human resources initiatives in the area since 2003. This is the first time Meridian Health Plan has won the award.
“This year’s honorees have clearly demonstrated why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work. Companies that capitalize on their greatest resource — their employees — know how to attract and retain top talent,” said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president. “The selection, recognition and awarding of this year’s 101 companies allows our organization to showcase their best practices and we are proud to offer them a venue to do this.”
About Best and Brightest Companies to Work For(TM) Program
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For(TM) is an award program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association. The award program is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Grand Rapids, and recently expanded on a national level to Chicago, Atlanta and Houston. Nominations are now being accepted for 2013.
Award winners are chosen by an independent research firm, which evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. These categories include 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; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.
The winning 101 companies also compete for 11 elite awards, one granted for each of the evaluated categories. An overall winner that has excelled in all categories will also be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be announced during the award ceremony.
Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For(TM) is sponsored by WDIV Channel 4 News, WXYZ TV 7 News, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Detroit Athletic Club, McGraw Wentworth, St. John Health System and Staples.
About the Michigan Business Professionals Association
Based in Warren, Mich., the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA) is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 200,0000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA) with more than 3,400 members. Visit them online at www.michbusiness.org or www.michfood.org.
About Meridian Health Plan
Meridian Health Plan is the largest Medicaid health plan in the State of Michigan, dedicated to continuously improving quality of care in a low resource environment. Meridian Health Plan is a physician-owned and physician-operated group of health plans and related companies based in Detroit. For more information, visit www.mhplan.com.
SOURCE Meridian Health Plan