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Penn State Alumni Association Honors Health Advocate(TM), Inc. Cofounder with Alumni Fellow Award
[November 28, 2012]

Penn State Alumni Association Honors Health Advocate(TM), Inc. Cofounder with Alumni Fellow Award

Plymouth Meeting, PA, Nov 28, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Health Advocate, Inc., the nation's leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, has announced that David S. Rocchino, Chief Sales Officer, Executive Vice President and cofounder of the company has received the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State University Alumni Association.

Since the award was established in 1973, more than 700 alumni have been honored with the title of Alumni Fellow, designated a permanent and lifelong title by the Penn State Board of Trustees. This represents one-eighth of one percent of all 560,000 living Penn State alumni.

"Penn State has a tradition of excellence and I am proud to be part of the university and very honored to be chosen for this award," said Rocchino. "Penn State helped prepare me for where I am today. This award is a representation of the dedication and commitment I have put in to help build Health Advocate and make it a successful organization." Every year, approximately twenty alumni are nominated for the award. For an individual to be nominated, they must be a graduate of Penn State and display outstanding work in their chosen field. Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee that includes, among others, the Provost of the University, an Academic Dean and Chancellor, and the Executive Director of the Alumni Association.

Rocchino, an '81 graduate, has long served on Penn State Abington's Alumni Society and Advisory Board, which he chaired in the late 1990s. He was honored with the 2008 Penn State Abington Alumni Achievement Award.

Nineteen Penn State alumni were honored on October 16 for their outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow.

"We all want to congratulate David for receiving such a prestigious award," said Michael Cardillo, Chief Executive Officer, President and cofounder of Health Advocate. "David has helped build Health Advocate and make it a profitable company since its inception in 2001." About Health Advocate Health Advocate(TM), Inc., the nation's leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, serves 40+ million Americans through more than 9,000 client relationships, including many of the nation's largest companies, helping members personally navigate healthcare and insurance-related issues, saving time and money. Our Core Health Advocacy service is centered around our Personal Health Advocates, who assist members with a range of clinical, administrative and insurance-related issues. Our spectrum of add-on, complementary employee- and employer-based solutions include our Wellness Coaching program, Benefits Gateway and Health Information Dashboard(TM), EAP+Work/Life(TM), Personalized Health Communications(TM) and decision support programs. The solutions are designed to lower healthcare costs, increase productivity and improve outcomes.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Health Advocate has received a range of awards including 2011 Workforce Management magazine Optimas Award as the Worldwide Leader in Service, 2011 InformationWeek Top Tech Innovations, named for the sixth consecutive year as one of America's fastest growing private companies by Inc. 500, one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte's 2010 and 2011 Technology Fast 500(TM), 2011 Enterprise Awards' Life Sciences Company of the Year in the Greater Philadelphia Region, 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Greater Philadelphia Region by Ernst & Young, and is rated one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work by Philadelphia magazine.

Health Advocate is not affiliated with any insurance or third party provider.

Visit us at: About the Penn State Alumni Association The Penn State Alumni Association is the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world with more than 169,000 members. Established in 1870, the Alumni Association strives to connect alumni to the University and to each other, provide valuable benefits to members and support the University's mission of teaching, research and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, go to

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