NBGH Recognizes 'Corporatewide Culture of Health'

June 24, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has recognized 63 large employers - representing the full spectrum of the U.S. economy - as "2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles" award winners for their exceptional commitment to a healthy workplace and for helping their employees and families make better choices about their own health and well-being.

A press release said winners of the 5th Annual “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles” awards were honored in one of three categories:

  • Platinum, for established “Healthy Weight, Healthy Lifestyles” programs with measurable success and documented outcomes;
  • Gold, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes; and
  • Silver, for employers who have launched programs or services to promote living a healthier lifestyle.

The announcement said a recurring theme of this year’s Platinum-award level winners is a corporatewide culture of health and specific commitment to improving employees’ well being through healthy choices.

The Platinum level winners are:

  • Aetna
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Dell Inc.
  • FPL Group
  • Hannaford Supermarkets
  • IBM
  • Medtronic
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • Pitney Bowes Inc.
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • Union Pacific
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Health Plan
  • Volvo Group Companies including Mack Trucks, Inc.

The Gold level winners are:

  • American Specialty Health Incorporated
  • AstraZeneca
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Chrysler Group LLC
  • Cummins Inc.
  • CVS Caremark
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • General Mills
  • Healthways
  • Humana
  • Intel Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Paychex, Inc.
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Raytheon Company
  • Saint-Gobain Corporation
  • Sprint
  • The Boeing Company
  • Unum
  • Verizon
  • Visant Corporation
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
  • WellPoint, Inc.

The Silver level winners are:

  • Accenture
  • American Express
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • H. J. Heinz Company
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • Meijer
  • Michelin North America
  • PRO Sports Club
  • Qwest Communications
  • Rockwell Collins
  • sanofi-aventis U.S.
  • Target
  • Texas Health Resources
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • The Home Depot
  • Unilever
  • Watson Wyatt Worldwide
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
  • Xcel Energy