Finalists in validated categories - Third Party Administrators, Direct Care Providers and Product/Program Providers - were required to have their performance calculation methodologies validated by the Validation Institute to be eligible for an award.  Once validated, each finalist application is independently reviewed by our panel of nationally prominent judges.

HVA participants are evaluated along two or three dimensions. In validated categories, each participant is required to satisfy the objective performance calculation validation requirement. Then a series of questions gauges the participant’s market viability. Finally, each participant is subjectively evaluated on the relative impact it can have in health care, as well as on the elegance or innovativeness of the solution.

The HVA team was delighted by the quality of submissions, and a good number of strong competitors did not make the finalist list. We believe the excellence on display in these firms is indicative of high performance that is readily available right now and deserving of attention in the US health care marketplace. We feel privileged to facilitate an approach that showcases these organizations, based solely on their performance.

As many as seven finalists (when final initial evaluation scores were too close to differentiate) are listed below, alphabetically by category, without ranking.

2018 Health Value Awards Ceremony Winners


Third Party Administrators
Gold: Group Pension Administrators
Diamond: Continental Benefits

Direct Care Provider:
Silver: Health City Cayman Islands
Gold: Integrated Musculoskeletal Care
Diamond: Aravind Eye Hospitals

Product/Program Provider:
Silver: Quantum
Gold: Access HealthNet
Diamond: The Zero Card

Small Employer:
Silver: Palmer Johnson Power Systems
Gold: Redirect Health
Diamond: The Phia Group, LLC

Mid-Sized Employer:
Silver: Globaltranz
Gold: City of Kirkland
Diamond: CHG Health Care

Large Employers:
Silver: Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Gold: Metro Nashville Public Schools
Diamond: Intel Corp. HR Benefits Team

Outstanding Benefits Provider 2018:
Silver: Adam Russo, The Phia Group, LLC
Gold: Todd Bisping, Caterpillar
Diamond: David Hoke, Walmart

Outstanding Benefits Broker or Consultant Leadership:
Silver: Scott Haas, USI Insurance Services
Gold: Don Reiman, Echelon
Diamond: RE Sutton & Associates a Division of Brown & Brown

Lifetime Achievement Clinical Care:
Silver: John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic
Gold: Dr. Devi Shetty, Narayana
Diamond: John Wennberg, Dartmouth Atlas

Lifetime Achievement Health Benefits Innovation:
Silver: Barbara Barrett
Gold: David Hoke
Diamond: Harris Rosen, CEO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Lifetime Achievement Public Leadership:
Silver: Leah Binder, Leapfrog
Gold: Dr. Devi Shetty, Naryana
Diamond: Harris Rosen, CEO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts

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