Newport News Shipbuilding to begin offering on-site health care

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 10 at 11:32 PM

NEWPORT NEWS -- The world's only manufacturer of nuclear powered aircraft carriers is getting into the health care business. 

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the parent company of Newport News Shipbuilding, plans to offer in-house health care services to its more than 23,000 employees and their families starting next year.

"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."

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.

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