The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, today honored WellPoint, Inc. for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its associates and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.
WellPoint was among 63 U.S. employers that received the 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. WellPoint received a Platinum Award for its flexible employee wellness incentive program. This marks the seventh consecutive year WellPoint has received an award.
WellPoint offers a wellness program that rewards healthy outcomes with credits toward the cost of medical coverage. It also promotes health improvement opportunities such as more exercise, less stress, better nutrition and smoking cessation. The wellness programs are a key component of the employee benefits package. Where available, on-site fitness facilities and on-site cafeterias with subsidized healthy options help associates make better choices while at work.
“WellPoint is in the business of promoting healthy behaviors and our associates are leading by example,” said Jose Tomas, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at WellPoint. “We know that taking care of one’s health can be a challenge, that’s why we offer creative approaches to wellness and reward the success of our associates and their family members. We are seeing results - lower cholesterol levels, lower BMIs and associates making healthier choices every day. It is encouraging to know that the success of our program is reinforced by this National Business Group on Health honor.”
“We are very pleased to honor WellPoint for its dedication to providing programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles for their employees and families,” said Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “WellPoint is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promote healthy workplaces and lifestyles. WellPoint and its management team should be proud of their efforts and we congratulate them on receiving this award.”
About WellPoint, Inc.
WellPoint is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. We believe that our health connects us all. So we focus on being a valued health partner and delivering quality products and services that give members access to the care they need. With nearly 67 million people served by our affiliated companies including nearly 37 million enrolled in our family of health plans, we can make a real difference to meet the needs of our diverse customers. We’re an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We serve members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; and as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In most of these service areas, our plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). We also serve customers in other states through our Amerigroup and CareMore subsidiaries. To find out more about us, go to wellpoint.com.
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 392 members include 69 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
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