A news release from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) said the current crop of corporate winners included 13 capturing the honor for the first time.
“Employers all across the nation are recognizing just how important a healthy workplace and a healthy workforce are to improving productivity as well as controlling health care costs,” said Helen Darling, NBGH President, in the announcement. “The 66 employers that we are recognizing this year exemplify the kind of innovation and commitment that’s possible to providing lifestyle improvement programs which encourage healthier lifestyles for employees and families.”
According to the news release, winners were honored in one of three categories: Platinum, for established workplace well-being 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.
NBGH Award Winners
Baptist Health South Florida
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Pitney Bowes Inc.
UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), UPMC Health Plan
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH)
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Campbell Soup Company
Cardinal Health, Inc.
General Dynamics Electric Boat
General Mills, Inc.
H. J. Heinz Company
Johnson & Johnson
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
Prudential Financial, Inc.
State Farm Insurance Companies
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Chrysler Group LLC
Georgia Power Company
Texas Health Resources
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
U.S. Foodservice, Inc.