LTC Partners Receives 2016 New Hampshire Employment Leadership Award

Portsmouth, NH: Touted for its commitment to recruit, hire, and promote individuals with disabilities in the workplace, LTC Partners was honored on October 13 with the 2016 New Hampshire Employment Leadership Award.

The Employment Leadership Award is presented each year to New Hampshire employers who recognize the skills and contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workforce, and have adopted inclusive policies and hiring practices that allow people with disabilities to fairly compete for employment.

LTC Partners, one of five companies to receive the award, was nominated by Jim Hinson, from the New Hampshire Department of Education's Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR), and Eleni Norskey, a career trainer with Project SEARCH, a school-to-work certification program for high school students and young adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.

"In addition to providing an accessible facility for their employees and customers, LTC Partners has demonstrated a progressive attitude in the changing workforce, and is actively working with Project SEARCH to create internships for individuals who have developmental disabilities and are transitioning into the workforce," according to the nomination.

LTC Partners has worked with Hinson to recruit and hire veterans—both with and without disabilities. Mostly recently, Hinson has helped LTC Partners broaden its hiring focus to include disabled non-veterans looking to secure gainful employment.

Project SEARCH began its partnership with LTC Partners in the fall of 2015, and has worked with the company to provide internships for some of its students to help facilitate their entry into the workplace.

"As an employer, we strive to create a supportive and accessible work environment for all employees," said LTC Partners CEO Paul Forte. This isn't just the right thing to do—it also benefits our business by helping us to recruit and retain outstanding people. LTC Partners is honored to be recognized with this award."

The New Hampshire Employment Leadership Award ceremony was held at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. In addition to LTC Partners, the other four businesses receiving the award were Homewood Suites by Hilton, HMSHost, St. Anselm College Dining Services, and Warwick Mills.

About LTC Partners

LTC Partners® (Long Term Care Partners, LLC®, or LTCP®), a diversified third-party administrator of large-scale insurance and benefits programs, was founded in 2002. LTC Partners administers both the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program and BENEFEDS under the oversight of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The company is located at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, NH. LTC Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock Life & Health Insurance Company.