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Simply Named Outstanding Minority Business in Miami

April 3, 2013

Staff -- HispanicBusiness.com

Simply Healthcare garnered an Outstanding Minority Business nod at an awards luncheon at Jungle Island on March 13.
Simply Healthcare garnered an Outstanding Minority Business nod at an awards luncheon at Jungle Island on March 13.

Simply Healthcare Plans has been named by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Outstanding Minority Business of the Year in the 50 employees or more category, it was announced. The award was part of the chamber's annual Top Minority Business Awards program.

Simply, a statewide health maintenance organization licensed in Florida and headquartered in Coral Gables, had $275 million in annual revenue at recent report and employs 400 people in the state, making it the largest minority-owned health-care plan in the southeastern U.S., according to a news release. Its approximately $100 million in committed capital makes it well positioned for the additional enrollment it expects the Affordable Health Care Act to bring to Florida next year.

"Simply Healthcare Plans, in approximately three years, has become the fastest-growing minority-owned company in Florida now operating in 41 counties," Lourdes Rivas, CEO, Simply Healthcare Plans, said in a statement. "We are grateful to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for recognizing our achievements to date and our community-service efforts in the Hispanic and African-American communities."

The company offers health benefits coverage to 250,000 Medicare and Medicaid recipients, and coordinates with community partners to help individuals with HIV/AIDS. Its long-term goals include expanding to other cities in Florida and nationwide.

Simply was selected from a large group of nominees and three finalists for its overall business performance, including demonstrated growth, consistency of quality products or services at competitive prices, and contributions to the growth and socio-economic development in the community.

Elizabeth Murray, vice president of Provider Relations for Clear Health Alliance, a program of Simply Healthcare Plans, accepted the award on behalf of the company at an awards luncheon at Jungle Island on March 13. More than 500 business leaders attended the luncheon.

Simply has offices in Sunrise and Tampa in addition to its Coral Gables headquarters.

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400,000 employees of member companies in South Florida.



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