WellPoint Honored as One of the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles by National Business Group on Health - Reaching Platinum Status for Wellness Programs’ Measurable Success
July 5, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS - WellPoint announces its recognition as one of the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles, one of 66 top employers named by the National Business Group on Health. WellPoint has been named to the list every year since 2008; this year, besting past years’ honors with platinum status. Winners honored with platinum status have established healthy weight and lifestyles programs with measurable success and documented outcomes.
WellPoint has made a strong commitment to helping its associates and their families achieve a healthy lifestyle at work and at home. Incentives and internal messages focus on building a culture of physical and emotional health and encourage personal accountability for health. Recent WellPoint associate survey results indicate 89 percent of respondents agreed that WellPoint wellness programs are helping them take personal accountability for their health. Also, independent analysis indicates that WellPoint associate engagement rates in its disease management programs exceed the national reference rates.
“WellPoint is committed to offering a wide range of wellness programs that make it easier for our associates and their family members to live healthier lives,” said Pamela Ventura, WellPoint’s director of wellness programs. “We reward our associates and their family members when they show their commitment to their own health by offering incentives to help reduce the amount they pay for medical coverage.”
"We are very pleased to recognize WellPoint for its ongoing commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees,” said Helen Darling, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “WellPoint and its management team should be proud for their dedication and recognizing the importance of promoting and maintaining a healthy workforce. We congratulate them on receiving this award."
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