American Para Professional Systems, incorporated in 1973, is one of the largest paramedical companies in the American life and health insurance industry. It has more than 100 offices throughout the country and is approved by more than 600 insurance companies. Its national service center serves as an administrative arm monitoring its direct ordered business. Companies place their service request orders through the center, who distributes them to the appropriate regional office, gathers the status from them and reports it back to the direct ordered customer. The APPS head office is located in Jericho, N.Y.