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GHC-SCW Expands Network in Grant County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     

Media Contact: Allan Wearing
Chief Business Development Officer
Phone: 608-251-3356 #4813
awearing@ghcscw.com

GHC-SCW Expands Network in Grant County
Partnership announced with Grant Regional Health Center and Family Medical Center in Lancaster

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) announces its partnership with Grant Regional Health Center and Family Medical Center in Lancaster.

Effective January 1, 2021, GHC-SCW members can choose a Primary Care Provider (PCP) from one of the three Grant Regional Health Center clinic locations: Grant Regional Community Clinic Lancaster, Grant Regional Community Clinic Cassville and Potosi-Tennyson Medical Clinic as well as Family Medical Center in Lancaster. GHC-SCW members will also have access to emergency care, urgent care and specialty care services at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide our members with more resources for primary care needs and expanded services by increasing access to care throughout Grant County,” said Dr. Chris Kastman, GHC-SCW Chief Medical Officer. “Great partners like Grant Regional Health Center and Family Medical Center allow for improved access to quality care at a time when it is needed the most.”

Insurance plans and benefits vary; GHC-SCW members are encouraged to call GHC-SCW Member Services at (608) 828-4853 to ensure their choice of primary care provider.

About GHC-SCW

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) is a nonprofit health plan that cares for more than 75,000 members. The Cooperative has served the greater Dane County area for 44 years and provides both insurance and clinical services for its members. GHC-SCW is the first health plan in Wisconsin to offer patients a money-back guarantee if they are not satisfied with their experience at a GHC-SCW clinic. GHC-SCW was rated 5 out of 5 nationally in 2019 and was the number one ranked private plan in Wisconsin from 2006–2019 according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). 

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Per Mar Security Services Acquires Monument Electronics of Merrillville, IN

Contact:
Cassondra Billingsley, Per Mar Security Services
563-549-6635

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2020   

Per Mar Security Services Acquires Monument Electronics of Merrillville, IN

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, IA, is pleased to announce it has acquired Monument Electronics based in Merrillville, Indiana.

Monument Electronics was founded in 1982, and is a family-owned and operated business serving Northwest Indiana. Beginning November 19, 2020, Per Mar will begin servicing Monument Electronics’ customers out of its Valparaiso, IN and Griffith, IN offices.

“We feel lucky to have been selected by Carol Green to serve her customers going forward. She clearly cares about them, and we look forward to getting to know them as well,” said Per Mar Security Services’ COO Brian Duffy.

Carol Green added, “Our family owned business has been providing personalized security services to our valued customers for the past 25 years and we feel that Per Mar will continue that tradition.”

About Per Mar Security Services

Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is the largest, family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest with more than 2,400 team members, operating in 24 branch locations. The company provides full-service security solutions for homes and businesses including security officer services, smart home automation, burglar and fire alarms, access control, security cameras, alarm monitoring, investigative services and background checks. For more information about Per Mar Security Services, please visit permarsecurity.com.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East Opens Its Doors

CONTACT:
Katie Marron
VP of Marketing
North Central Group
kmarron@ncghotels.com
608-698-9051

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East Opens Its Doors
North Central Group opens its latest hotel with Conference Center and new Restaurant and Bar

MADISON, Wis. (November 19, 2020) – Today DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East opens its doors to guests.  The six story, 226-room hotel, located in Madison, Wisconsin, is the latest addition to the growing DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio, one of Hilton’s 18 market-leading brands. 

The hotel features newly designed guest rooms with a spacious, modern feel.  In addition, guests can opt to access their room from the palm of their hand with the award-winning Digital Key technology, available through the Hilton Honors mobile app, allowing for a contactless arrival experience.  The spacious lobby offers a warm, vibrant décor and features Tailwinds, a new restaurant and bar, Starbucks Café, and Made Market Pantry.  The hotel also boasts 9,500 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, including an elegant 4,600 sq. ft. Crystal Ballroom. 

In addition to the above highlights and as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DoubleTree by Hilton Madison east is part of the Hilton CleanStay with Lysol Protection Program and Hilton EventReady with CleanStay program to help guests enjoy a clean and safe experience during their stay. 

“We are delighted to bring DoubleTree by Hilton’s renowned hospitality and warm welcome to the East side of Madison – bringing to life new opportunities and a destination for travelers and the people of Madison alike,” said Lynette Knutson, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East. 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East is located at 4402 East Washington Ave. and is the latest project from North Central Group (NCG), a local, family-owned real estate hospitality company. NCG owns and manages nine additional properties in the Madison area and owns the new Liberty Station restaurant.

To celebrate the hotel’s opening around the Holidays, guests can take advantage of several specials available now, such as Santa’s Sweet package, Winter Savings rate, and Virtual School package.

For more information, or to make a reservation and/or book your next event, visit www.doubletreemadisoneast.com, call 608-244-4701, or email doubletreeevents@ncghotels.com.

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About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 600 upscale hotels with more than 138,000 rooms across 47 countries.  For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces.  Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits.  To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,300 properties with nearly one million rooms, in 188 countries and territories.  Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton has welcomes more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Down Jones sustainability Indices.  In 2020,  Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide.  Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 110 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room.  Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

About North Central Group (NCG)

Built on enduring principles and an unbridled passion for hospitality, and real estate development, North Central Group® is fa family-owned, Madison, Wisconsin-based owner, developer, and operator of premium hospitality properties.  The company operates more than 30 properties across multiple states and national brands.  To learn more about NCG and its hospitality properties, visit ncghotels.com.  Connect with NCG on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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WPS Health Solutions plans new Support Center on Madison campus

Contact:
DeAnne Boegli
Vice President of Communications
608-977-7343
deanne.boegli@wpsic.com

WPS Health Solutions plans new Support Center on Madison campus

MADISON, Wis.—Oct. 30, 2020—WPS Health Solutions is embarking on the first phase of a Facility Master Plan for its Madison campus, which includes construction of a new Support Center and the potential sale of the Nordby Building, adjacent parking ramp, and excess land available for development along the Yahara River.

Some components of the plan are driven by the desire to vacate two off-campus facilities before leases expire. The Support Center, proposed to be built near the Koenig Building, will consolidate operations from Todd Drive and the Veridian Building. The Support Center will house print and mailing operations, a distribution center (warehouse), and technology support services.

“WPS continually works on long-term planning to anticipate changing business needs, with a strategy for competitiveness, growth, modernization of facilities and technology, and enhanced data security,” said President and CEO Mike Hamerlik.

“The Facility Master Plan has been in development for over a year and is not a direct reaction to COVID-19, although the company expects a number of employees temporarily working at home because of COVID-19 will ask to become permanent remote workers when the pandemic subsides,” he said.

With the transition to more remote workers over the last several years, WPS has experienced a need for less office space on the Madison campus. The Broadway Building, which currently has minimal occupancy, will absorb some of the employees moving from Nordby. Corporate Center and the Koenig Building also will accommodate some of the employees from the Nordby Building. A specific timetable for the moves has not been determined.

The Facility Master Plan also includes the potential to construct two more buildings on the Madison campus. Phase 2 proposes to construct a hub attached to the west end of Corporate Center. It would feature a new main entrance and lobby for the campus. Phase 3 proposes to add a building to the hub if additional space is necessary.

The Facility Operations team, led by Ken Roseth and Andrew McCready, is coordinating the project. Their goal is to modernize the campus and build facilities that can accommodate WPS for many years ahead.

“Moving forward on this long-term master plan will modernize WPS facilities and shows the company’s commitment to the Madison area,” Roseth said.

The Nordby property is listed through Andrew Jensen of Cushman & Wakefield Boerke.

About WPS Health Solutions

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation is a nationally regarded benefits administrator for a variety of U.S. government programs and a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation utilizes “WPS Health Solutions” to refer to our entire enterprise. Within our enterprise, there are three divisions, including Government Health Administrators, Military and Veterans Health, and WPS Health Insurance/WPS Health Plan/EPIC Specialty Benefits. WPS Government Health Administrators manages Medicare Part A and Part B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and WPS Military and Veterans Health serves millions of members of the U.S. military and their families through TRICARE and Veterans Affairs programs. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation has been based in Madison, Wis., for nearly 75 years. For more information, please visit wpshealthsolutions.com.

Schematic design of the Support Center, next to Koenig, is subject to change.

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Exterior schematic view of the Support Center, subject to change.

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WPS Health Plan, Inc. expands to 22 counties on Health Insurance Marketplace for 2021

Contact:
DeAnne Boegli
Vice President of Communications
608-977-7343
deanne.boegli@wpsic.com

WPS Health Plan, Inc. expands to 22 counties on Health Insurance Marketplace for 2021 

MADISON, Wis.—Oct. 29, 2020—WPS Health Plan, Inc. will offer health insurance coverage in 2021 in 22 Wisconsin counties through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace, also known as the exchange (healthcare.gov). This is an expansion from eight counties for the 2020 plan year.

“We are excited to offer WPS Health Plan individual products to more Wisconsin residents during the annual Open Enrollment Period, Nov. 1 through Dec. 15,” said Jeremy Ott, Vice President, WPS Health Insurance Economics. He noted that WPS Health Plan previously was marketed as Arise Health Plan.

On-Marketplace counties for WPS Health Plan in 2021 are: Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Milwaukee, Oconto, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago.

Eligible individuals who purchase an on-Marketplace plan may qualify for a tax credit to help reduce premiums or cost-sharing reductions to help reduce their deductible and out-of-pocket costs. Beginning Nov. 1, consumers can compare plans, calculate potential tax credit, and enroll in a plan at wpshealth.com/individual-family/individual-family-hmo.

About WPS Health Plan, Inc.

WPS Health Plan, Inc. is a legal, for-profit corporate entity that has the certificate of authority to sell health insurance including HMO products in the state of Wisconsin. It also maintains accreditation with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which is required to sell on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace. WPS Health Plan is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS Health Insurance). Consumers will continue to see the WPS Health Insurance name as well as the newly branded WPS Health Plan.

About WPS Health Solutions

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation is a nationally regarded benefits administrator for a variety of U.S. government programs and a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation utilizes “WPS Health Solutions” to refer to our entire enterprise. Within our enterprise, there are three divisions, including Government Health Administrators, Military and Veterans Health, and WPS Health Insurance/WPS Health Plan/EPIC Specialty Benefits. WPS Government Health Administrators manages Medicare Part A and Part B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and WPS Military and Veterans Health serves millions of members of the U.S. military and their families through TRICARE and Veterans Affairs programs. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation has been based in Madison, Wis., for nearly 75 years. For more information, please visit wpshealthsolutions.com.