IN: Health Analytics Tech Firm Grows in Hamilton County, Adds 90 Jobs
24 Jun, 2014
Healthiest Employer, LLC, a technology and health analytics company, announced plans to expand its operations in Fishers, Indiana, creating up to 90 new jobs by 2017.
The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $1 million to lease and equip 4,000 square feet of office space in Fishers. With its new location, which will be operational by early 2015, Healthiest Employer will begin insourcing software development from Ohio for Springbuk, the company’s corporate health analytics software.
“With the decision to locate their growth in Indiana, local firms like Healthiest Employer continue to demonstrate the health of our Hoosier tech community,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “The crossroads of technology and wellness meet here, with a business climate that is supportive and affordable, tax policies that encourage investment and a workforce that is committed to the hard work and innovation needed to keep Indiana a state that works.”
Healthiest Employer has already begun hiring for software development, business development and project management positions. Interested applicants may apply online at www.healthiestemployers.com/contact.
"We work with employers in nearly every state, but Indiana is where it started for us,” said Rod Reasen, chief executive officer of Healthiest Employer. “We are committed to reinvesting in our state’s workforce and look forward to participating in the local software ecosystem that is garnering national attention. Indiana is fertile ground for harvesting software that lowers healthcare cost and increases productivity.”
Founded in 2009, Healthiest Employer began as an employer awards program, recognizing organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The awards program began in Indiana and has grown to 45 U.S. cities, with over 5,000 employers and 60 million employees represented. Healthiest Employer also operates Springbuk, an analytics software-as-a-service that organizes medical claims, along with biometric and population health data to help employers predict expenses, target spending, increase productivity and lower healthcare costs.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Healthiest Employer, LLC up to $1,325,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $75,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The town of Fishers supports the project.
“Fishers is excited about Healthiest Employers’ continued innovation and growth,” said John Weingardt, president of the Fishers Town Council. “As the company marks its accomplishments and outlines future opportunities, we are very pleased that the plans include Fishers.”
Health and wellness companies like Healthiest Employer find themselves right at home in central Indiana. Just last month, Governor Mike Pence joined OurHealth, an integrated on-site health management company, to announce its plans to more than double the size of its corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, investing $19.96 million with plans to create up to 450 new Hoosier jobs across the state. That announcement was preceded by news that hc1.com, a healthcare cloud platform provider, will invest $2.5 million to expand its headquarters in Boone County, creating up to 175 new jobs in the coming years.
About Healthiest Employer
Healthiest Employer, LLC is a privately held technology firm focused on corporate health. The company provides revolutionary insight into managing population health, by using proprietary technology to collect, measure and benchmark employer data worldwide. Springbuk, the intuitive analytics software, enables employers to lower target spending, obtain a credible ROI and increase productivity. For more information about Healthiest Employer, visit www.healthiestemployers.com. For more information about SpringBuk, visit www.springbuk.com.
Created in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence. Victor Smith serves as the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and Eric Doden is the president of the IEDC.
The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.