Zelis® Payments Named a Finalist in 2017 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service

11th annual awards will be presented on February 24 in Las Vegas.

CLEARWATER, FL, November 1, 2016 – Zelis Payments, a business unit of Zelis Healthcare, announced today it was named a Finalist in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in the category of Customer Service Department of the Year – Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Related Industries.

Finalists will ultimately be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award as part of the program.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes seven of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and the Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 24 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.

The nomination from Zelis Payments, reviewed by independent judges, was one of more than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry. Entries were considered in 61 categories for customer service and contact center achievements.

Members of seven specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 23 – February 1.

“This year’s first-round judges were treated to many inspiring stories of sales, customer service and business development success around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The final judges will have a tough task to determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie placements from among the Finalists. We look forward to announcing the results at the awards gala in Las Vegas next month.”

As part of its nomination, Zelis Payments detailed a series of new initiatives it began across the organization to further enhance the client experience. The business unit engaged the entire department to effect these changes, the results of which included lower e-mail and call response times, as well as significantly reduced abandonment rates.

Doug Klinger, CEO of Zelis Healthcare, said: “The achievement of our Zelis Payments team is another demonstration of our Zelis focus on Better Service and Better Performance. It’s truly a privilege to work together with such a dedicated group of people with a passion for what they do everyday.”

“I know I speak for the entire client service team and the Zelis Payments business unit when I say that we’re honored to receive recognition of our efforts and accomplishments. Our approach at Zelis Payments follows the approach at our parent, Zelis Healthcare—we want deep and long-term relationships with our clients and our efforts over the last 18 months have been driven by that goal. We have an amazing team here, and this is a great start to a year that will bring many exciting developments,” said Jay Ver Hulst, President of Zelis Payments.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories is available on their website.

About Zelis Healthcare

Zelis Healthcare is a healthcare information technology company and market-leading provider of end-to-end healthcare claims cost management and payments solutions including network solutions, claims integrity and electronic payments serving healthcare payer clients, healthcare providers and healthcare consumers in the medical, dental and workers’ compensation markets nationwide. Zelis Healthcare is backed by Parthenon Capital Partners.

About Zelis Payments

Zelis Payments, a business unit of Zelis Healthcare, is a leading healthcare payments technology solution dedicated to delivering value via exceptional client experiences. Our solutions facilitate regulatory compliance and streamline the transfer of healthcare payments and data. Zelis Payments is a payments exchange that connects payers with healthcare service providers – consolidating payments and aggregating data into one simple daily electronic file.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards.

Sponsors and supporters of the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships, Inc. and Value Selling Associates, Inc.