Michigan Association of Health Plans

HAP to start moving 1,100 workers to Troy on Nov. 26

Originally published by Crain’s Detroit Business

Health Alliance Plan of Michigan will move 1,100 employees and contractors to its new building in Troy starting Nov. 26, with plans to complete the move in the first quarter of next year.

The Detroit-based nonprofit health plan has nailed down dates for its hop from Southfield to Troy, it said in a Monday news release. HAP’s move from 21700 Northwestern Highway in Southfield to 1414 E. Maple Road was announced in February.

Detroit-based DeMaria Building Co. Inc. is the general contractor handling renovations at the Troy building — the 275,000-square-foot former headquarters of United Shore Financial Services. The mortgage company moved into its new Pontiac headquarters in June.

HAP will take up 180,000 square feet of the Troy building under a sublease from Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, its parent company. That’s a 16.7-percent smaller footprint than it has at its building in Southfield, where it leases 216,000 square feet.

The amount of money HAP is investing in buildout was not disclosed.

Signage on the building’s exterior is expected to go up later this week, depending on the weather, said Lee Ann Welsh, public relations manager for HAP.

Read the full story at Crain’s Detroit Business