FLINT, Mich., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens Republic Bancorp has selected HealthPlus Insurance Company to become its sole health insurance carrier for all active employees and retirees effective January 1, 2009.
Citizens' 5,000 employees, retirees, and their dependents in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa, will be offered an array of PPO plan options through HealthPlus.
"HealthPlus is an outstanding provider of health insurance which like Citizens, has a strong commitment to our state and local community, with headquarters right here in Flint," noted Bill Hartman, chairman, president and CEO of Citizens Republic Bancorp. "We are pleased to strengthen our relationship," he added.
"Our partnership with Citizens Republic Bancorp has a certain historic quality," added David Crosby, HealthPlus president and CEO. "That's not just because we've been privileged to serve Citizens for almost 25 years, but also because we're working together to strengthen and revitalize the communities in which we live and work -- particularly Flint."
"HealthPlus offers a competitive program package. Their creative ideas, responsiveness, and outstanding customer service, coupled with their dedication and flexibility in the implementation process has made this a very positive choice for Citizens," said Donna Aho, Citizens' corporate benefits manager.
During the open enrollment period, all Citizens employees were provided online tools through HealthPlus's custom web site to assist them in selecting the PPO plan best suited for their individual and family needs.
Citizens Republic Bancorp is a diversified financial services company
providing a wide range of commercial, consumer, mortgage banking, trust and
financial planning services to a broad client base. Citizens serves
communities in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Indiana as Citizens Bank and in
Iowa as F&M Bank, with 235 offic
|SOURCE HealthPlus Insurance Company|
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