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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Nationally Recognized by BusinessWeek and AARP for Creating a Unique Workplace Environment for New and Mature Employees
Date:9/25/2007

just what BCBSA has done."

Currently, 37 percent of the BCBSA staff is over the age of 50, with 21 percent over 55. Through BCBSA's "Mature Employee Retention Program," the following resources and services are available to staff over the age of 50:

-- "Fit Over Fifty" health-related information systems (50+)

-- Tuition reimbursement for special interest classes (55+)

-- Pre-retirement planning seminars (55+)

-- Free flu shots (55+)

-- Half price financial planning

-- "Lessons of Experience" retirement planning brochures

BCBSA's "Mature Employee Retention Program" also received AARP's Bernard E. Nash Award for Innovation in Training and Development for its efforts in successfully implementing innovative learning opportunities for workers over 50. This award is in recognition of Bernard E. Nash, the executive director of AARP from 1969 to 1975. BCBSA was one of four companies to receive a 2007 Bernard E. Nash Award for Innovation.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 39 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for more than 99 million individuals -- nearly one-in-three of all Americans. For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit http://www.BCBS.com.


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