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American Specialty Health Overview

Carmel, IN
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is a national health services organization that provides fitness, exercise and healthy aging programs, population health solutions and specialty health provider programs for health plans, Medicare Advantage Plans and/or employer ... Read more

Mission: To empower individuals to live healthier and longer.

Company Updates

  • It’s a Family Affair! ASH is pleased to announce our new Tech Center in Temecula, CA! Join us May 6th to learn more:

    ASHinTemecula - Splash

    ASHinTemecula - Splash - The happy hour will feature roundtable discussions with team leadership, management and HR representatives to help candidates understand our technical makeup, our environment and ASH culture. - Saturday, May 6, 2017

  • Had an amazing time at our Valentine's Day Facebook page launch! Follow us at @AshCompanies!

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American Specialty Health – Why Work For Us?


To empower individuals to live healthier and longer.


For those we serve, to improve the quality of health care and clinical outcomes, and to bend the cost curve.


  • Honesty, integrity, ethics
  • Culture of both entrepreneurism and discipline
  • Change paradigms; be part of something special
  • Meritocracy and opportunity
  • Careful financial stewardship

Why We Are Different

We have been recognized repeatedly for the quality, reliability, and safety of our programs and services by national organizations such as NCQA and URAC. And, as an employer we've received many awards for walking the talk of healthy living.


The Start

Founded as a chiropractic network and management company in Southern California.1988

First client health plan began to offer a supplemental chiropractic benefit. On first anniversary, 14,000 members/insured were covered.


First office opened in San Diego



Expanded throughout California


Began application process for a specialty health plan license. On fifth anniversary, 368,000 members/insured were covered



ASH Plans licensed as a California specialty health plan for chiropractic


Introduced acupuncture; ASH Plans license modified to include acupuncture On 10th anniversary, 2.3 million members/insured were covered

Received San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year award


Introduced discount affinity, massage therapy, and mail-order/e-commerce programs

Received URAC accreditation for chiropractic and acupuncture programs


Reorganized ownership; formed ASH

Began national expansion

Introduced fitness club network



CEO George DeVries was appointed to the White House Commission on CAM Policy

Introduced naturopathy program

Provider networks established in all 50 states


Acquired national insurance company

Introduced dietetic counseling and mental imagery programs

Received URAC accreditation for massage therapy, dietetic counseling, naturopathy, and health website


On 15th anniversary, ASH covered 8.9 million members/insured

Introduced Healthyroads for living health education program

Introduced vitamin and mineral benefits



World Wide Web Health Awards named® Best E-Commerce Site nationally

Launched ASH Insurance Company in six states

Received URAC accreditation for claims processing, HIPAA privacy, and HIPAA security

Introduce fitness club benefits


Launched health risk assessment program

Launched national fitness club network



Launched disease management programs for obesity, metabolic syndrome, and pre-chronic conditions

Launched Silver&Fit program

Launched physical therapy and occupational therapy management programs


Named one of the Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal and San Diego Magazine

Launched ASH Insurance products in three states

Introduced Healthyroads for Kids program

Introduced Quit&Fit Program

Introduced physical therapy program


Received California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness Silver Fit Business Award

Launched FitnessCoach® online health improvement program

Introduced ASHPlus Program

On 20th anniversary, 12.6 million members were covered


Named Among the 100 "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine

Received Gold "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles" award from the National Business Group on Health

Named one of the country’s 15 fittest companies by Men’s Health Magazine


Achieved national URAC accreditation for comprehensive wellness standards and measures for Healthyroads

Received NCQA Wellness and Health Promotion Accreditation with Performance Reporting for Healthyroads

Introduced first annual Fit Company Award

Expanded coaching program to include lifestyle, life skills, and condition coaching

Named one of San Diego's "Best Places to Work" by the San Diego Business Journal

Named to Inc. Magazine's "Inc. 5000" list of fastest growing businesses

Received second consecutive Gold "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles" award from the National Business Group on Health and third consecutive Silver California Fit Business Award from the California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness

Introduced Engage! Creative Group Covered 15.6 million members



ASH and Healthyroads expand to new corporate headquarters

ASH's George DeVries and Dr. Douglas Metz named Health Care Champions

Covered 17.9 million members


American Specialty Health CEO and Chairman George DeVries named among “50 Distinguished Alumni” at UC San Diego's 50th anniversary

Covered 25.9 million members


ASH celebrated 25 Years


ASH Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies list for third consecutive year

San Diego Business Journal lists ASH Among the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in San Diego

A Job to Change Lives: Joining ASH’s Culture of Empowerment

Whether it’s a catered event honoring our employees’ work or a fundraising drive with fun games and prizes, we think it’s important for employees to let loose a little and bond with each other. After all, we know what happens with all work and no play, right?

INC. 5000 Award 2013
Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

National Business Group Award 2013
Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013 Gold—National Business Group on Health

5 Time Winner!

Business Journal Award 2013
Top Work Places

2012 & 2013—U-T San Diego

2 Time Winner!

American Specialty Health Reviews

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    I have been working at American Specialty Health full-time


    Good benefits, work environment, co workers


    401 k match is a bit too little

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American Specialty Health Interviews



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    Videographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at American Specialty Health (San Diego, CA).


    I applied online and received a voicemail inviting me in for an interview but then...nothing happened. I called back three times, left numerous voice mails, and was never able to get back in contact with HR. Months later I received a blanket e-mail that was obviously BCC'd to all of the other applicants thanking me for applying but they'll be going forward with someone else. I responded to that e-mail asking what happened, reiterating the aforementioned story. The HR woman who initially left me the voicemail got back to me (finally) and said right after leaving that voicemail, they moved into the final stages with another candidate (?) and she was getting "caught up" from the holidays, otherwise she would have messaged me earlier. They reached out to me in November for the job, and this conversation was happening in late January. None of this makes much sense at all and I'm just attributing it to poor management. However, given the universally negative customer reviews of American Specialty Health, I think that perhaps they were doing me a favor. Plus, I won a couple of awards for my videography not too long after this event, so...thanks?

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American Specialty Health Awards & Accolades

  • San Diego’s Best and Brightest in Wellness, The Best and Brightest In Wellness, 2017
  • Inc. 5000 “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America”, Inc. 5000, 2016
  • Edington CBIZ Next Practice Award for Self-Leadership, Edington Associates LLC, in conjunction with CBIZ Employee Services, 2016
  • Healthiest Employers in San Diego, San Diego Business Journal, 2014
  • Coolest Companies to Work For, O.C. Tanner, 2014
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