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PASCAGOULA, Miss., July 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) opened the doors to its first Family Health Center today. The facility, located at 2105 Old Spanish Trail in Gautier, is now open to all eligible employees at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division and their covered dependents.

“Our workforce is the heart of the shipyard, and helping our employees stay healthy is very important to our continued success,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “This facility shows our commitment to provide excellent healthcare and wellness options for our employees and their families.”

A visit to the health center is only $15, and all preventive care visits are free. Employees also have access to the on-site pharmacy, where they can receive a generic 30-day prescription for $3 or a 90-day supply for $6. The health center will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

The Family Health Center in Mississippi is one of two new centers opening for HII employees. A second health center is being built at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division in Virginia. The centers are part of HII’s larger benefits strategy designed to engage employees and their families in their own health and wellness and make quality healthcare more accessible.

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QuadMed President Sue Buettner and Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias cut the ribbon to the HII Family Health Center in Gautier. Also pictured (left to right) are: Gautier Councilman Casey Vaughan; Gautier Mayor Gordon Gollot; Thashia Waggoner, HII Family Health Center supervisor; Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president, human resources and administration; and Mike Mangum, Jackson County District 3 Supervisor. Photo by Andrew Young/HII

The health center is being operated by QuadMed, a third-party vendor with 20 years of experience providing employees with quality healthcare. The services are available to all eligible employees and their dependents who are covered by Anthem’s consumer-driven health plan or preferred-provider option plans.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:


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