In 1997, SHPS was founded as Sykes Health Plan Services through a merger between Health Plan Services and Sykes Enterprises. Three years later, the company was bought by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, and the name was shortened to SHPS. SHPS is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, where it maintains three offices. The company also operates offices in Philadelphia and Minneapolis. SHPS helps its clients improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their benefits systems and also advocates for improved legislation on their behalf. Today, SHPS stands as the largest private benefits administration services provider, employing innovative technologies to improve benefits processes. SHPS works nationwide with HR departments at a wide variety of businesses, from mid-sized to Fortune 100 companies. SHPS is dedicated to efficiency, reliability, accuracy, and best practices within the field and utilizes its 25 years of experience to provide cutting-edge solutions to age-old HR problems. Furthermore, SHPS possesses a solid reputation due to its commitment to corporate compliance and, toward that goal, its strict code of ethics. The company adheres to all regulations, laws, and standards established in and relating to HR and benefits administration. SHPS also ensures compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect the identities and private information of its clients and their employees, and it completes HIPAA compliance training on a yearly basis. Interested parties can contact SHPS at (888) 421-7477 or visit the website at www.shps.com. Potential clients can also access a wide variety of resources through the website, including publications, a client forum, and information about the company.