Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Detroit-based nonprofit health plan, announced Friday it will move its Southfield operations to Troy. The company will begin relocating employees later this year.
About 1,100 HAP employees and contractors, representing virtually all of HAP’s operational units, will be based at the new facility, located at 1414 E. Maple Road. The building, located at maple and Stephenson Highway, is occupied by United Shore Financial Services, which will soon begin to move to its new headquarters in Pontiac.
“Not only do we currently have more space than we need in Southfield, but it isn’t space that can be easily reconfigured to meet our needs,” says Terri Kline, president and CEO of HAP. “The new facility offers us greater flexibility and opportunities for better collaboration – not just among internal teams, but also with our customers and business partners.
“In this era of non-stop change, insurers need to be nimble and able to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our members and other stakeholders. The Troy space allows us to do just that by creating efficiencies, which in turn helps position HAP for future growth and expansion. This is an exciting time for HAP.”
HAP will occupy three of the five floors of its new building, or about 180,000 square feet. The building will be HAP branded. Currently, the company is leasing 216,000 square feet at its Southfield location.
In addition, the company added square footage in 2016 when it acquired a four-story, 90,000-square-foot office building in Flint following its merger with HealthPlus of Michigan.
The new facility is leased by Henry Ford Health System, HAP’s parent company, and will be subleased by HAP. HAP will retain its current facility in Detroit at the Lodge Freeway and W. Grand Blvd. and continue to maintain its Flint facility. The lease on the Southfield facility expires in December.
HAP plans to begin moving employees to the Troy facility in the fourth quarter, and expects to finish the move by April 2019.