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Select Health Named a Best Place to Work in South Carolina for 10th Consecutive Year

A comprehensive wellness program, robust employee benefits and a strong mission helped Select Health of South Carolina rank as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina for the 10th consecutive year in a program offered by SC Biz News, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. Select Health ranked 14th among the 28 companies recognized in the large employer category. Select Health, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care organization and a member of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, offers the First Choice Medicaid health plan statewide and the First Choice VIP Care Plus Medicare-Medicaid plan in 39 counties.

“Our receiving this honor for the 10th consecutive year is a testament to Select Health’s commitment to its associates and those associates’ passion for our work,” said Rebecca Engelman, market president for Select Health. “Our most valuable resource is our people. I am proud to lead more than 500 associates throughout the state who truly believe in our mission to help South Carolinians get care, stay well and build healthy communities.”

Select Health associates receive benefits such as a flexible paid time off policy, tuition and healthy lifestyle reimbursement programs, employee referral program, adoption assistance, and personal and professional development offerings. Associates also have access to a low-cost healthy snack bar, frequent “lunch and learn” seminars on physical and fiscal health, on-site massages and fitness classes, consultations with a registered dietician, an annual health fair and flu shots, mammograms, and cholesterol and glucose screenings — all at no cost to employees.

Volunteerism, both during and outside of operating hours, is strongly encouraged and supported at Select Health, which partners with local organizations, including Be A Mentor, Helping And Lending Outreach Support (HALOS), Dragon Boat Charleston and other charitable initiatives. Associates regularly take part in community service projects including Trident United Way’s Day of Caring and numerous local fundraising initiatives such as walk/runs including the March of Dimes March for Babies, American Heart Association Heart Walk and the American Lung Association LUNG FORCE. Activities are promoted and managed through an award-winning Employee Activity Committee (EAC), which consists of volunteers who organize on- and off-site activities year-round. In addition, an all-volunteer Recycle Every Day (RED) Committee ensures that fellow associates have ample opportunities to recycle whenever possible.

“This award reflects the quality of the programs and services we offer to our associates, and it helps us recruit talented people seeking a workplace where they can flourish while feeling genuinely appreciated by their employer,” said Pete Knight, senior HR business partner and EAC member.

Select Health associates expressed their personal satisfaction during the award application process when asked what the organization does to make it a place where people want to work. Recurring responses indicated affinity for mission; company culture supporting a friendly, positive, caring, diverse and creative work environment; wellness programs; career advancement opportunities; recognition; ongoing training; open door policy; EAC; volunteer opportunities; salary and benefits package; and incentive programs. Opportunities for associates to share comments, concerns and suggestions directly with senior executive leadership in a small group setting are also highly appreciated.

Select Health was founded in 1995 and currently employs more than 500 associates statewide.

About Select Health
Select Health of South Carolina, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, contracts with South Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) to offer First Choice, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care health plan, in all 46 counties statewide. First Choice by Select Health is the top-rated Medicaid health plan in South Carolina, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015 – 2016 and 2016 – 2017. First Choice was the top-ranked Medicaid health plan in South Carolina per NCQA from 2010 to 2014. First Choice is the first health plan in South Carolina to earn NCQA’s Multicultural Health Care Distinction, an honor it has achieved four times since 2011. For more information about First Choice by Select Health, visit

Select Health also offers the First Choice VIP Care Plus Medicare-Medicaid plan in 39 South Carolina counties. For more information about First Choice VIP Care Plus, visit

About AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5.7 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit