LTC Partners Presented with New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability's Accessibility Award

Portsmouth, NH: LTC Partners (LTCP), the Portsmouth-based administrator of large-scale benefit programs, was named the sole private-employer recipient of the 2016 New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability's Accessibility Award. The three other awardees were Joanne Curry, a special needs case worker at Alvirne High School; the Congregational Church of North Barnstead; and the Honorable John T. Broderick Jr., who was presented with a lifetime achievement award.

"The award is presented each year to individuals or entities who have distinguished themselves through initiatives that embody the mission of the Americans with Disabilities Act," said Charles J. Saia, executive director of the commission in a letter to LTC Partners CEO Paul Forte, who accepted the award at a ceremony with Governor Margaret Hassan at the New Hampshire State House.

"LTC Partners sets the bar high when it comes to workplace accessibility and accommodations," said Jim Hinson, supervisor at the New Hampshire Department of Education—New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation, who nominated the company for the award. "We need more business owners to think about customer and employee access the way LTC Partners does."

Among the many workplace accommodations available to LTCP employees with disabilities are: disability parking at main entrances, two sets of elevators in its building, a ground-level cafeteria with ample accessibility seating, a badge identification system that automatically opens doors, dictation software for those who have difficulty typing, large monitors for those with sight issues, flexible hours for those with certain medical conditions, and work-at-home jobs for those who have challenges traveling.

In addition, the company helps all employees remain fit with a number of wellness initiatives that include sit-stand desks with anti-fatigue mats, treadmill desks, and a handicap-accessible fitness room with showers.

"LTC Partners is gratified to be recognized for the support and encouragement we have shown the disabled," said Forte. "We are also thankful to our disabled employees for their contributions to our growth as a diversified administrator of large-scale insurance and benefit operations. We like to think our efforts have made a difference here in New Hampshire and beyond, and we look forward to continuing our efforts in the years ahead."

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.