Inc. 5000 Names American Specialty Health Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the Seventh Time in the Last Eight Years

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American Specialty Health Ranks No. 4611 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 53%

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“I believe that qualifying for the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies seven of the last eight years demonstrates the quality and strength of our organization,” said ASH co-founder, Chairman and CEO George DeVries.

Inc. magazine today ranked American Specialty Health (ASH) as No. 4611 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This marks the seventh time in the last eight years that ASH has been included in the exclusive Inc. 5000 ranking. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, LinkedIn, Yelp and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

This year’s ranking reflects ASH’s 53 percent overall revenue growth from 2012 ($217 million) through 2015 ($333 million).

“We are very fortunate to have a highly talented and hard-working leadership team that continues to drive our innovative and results-oriented organization,” said ASH co-founder, Chairman and CEO George DeVries. “I believe that qualifying for the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies seven of the last eight years demonstrates the quality and strength of our organization. Our company is experiencing significant growth within our physical medicine provider network, fitness center network and population health programs. The marketplace demands effective solutions to help improve the health of its populations. We’re pleased to serve more than 140 health plans and 38 million members nationwide.”

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and featured in the September issue of Inc., is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great—usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

About American Specialty Health
American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is one of the nation’s premier independent and privately owned specialty health services organizations, providing physical medicine provider networks and administration, fitness center networks and exercise programs, and population health solutions for health plans, insurance carriers, and employer groups. ASH contracts with more than 140 health plans nationally and administers programs for nearly 38 million members. Operating from offices in San Diego, Calif., Southlake (Dallas), Texas, Carmel (Indianapolis), Ind., and Columbia, S.C., ASH has more than 1,200 employees. Additional products offered through ASH and its subsidiaries include Healthyroads®, FitnessCoach®, Active&Fit®, Silver&Fit®, ExerciseRewardsTM and others. For more information about ASH, visit http://www.ashcompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter at @ASHCompanies.

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The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012, total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit conference.inc.com.

About Inc. Magazine
Inc. is the only major business magazine, dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Complete results of the Inc. 5000—including how the companies were chosen, company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria—can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2016/.

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