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Employees Speak Out on Workplace Wellness Programs
Date:10/21/2008

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  • Durham County has created a culture of wellness through providing an on-site clinic for its employees and giving employees an extra half-hour at lunch to exercise.
  • Progress Energy established its wellness program, Healthy Progress in 2007, by establishing a core wellness team and identifying wellness coordinators and champions.
  • Inmar in Winston-Salem has built meaningful financial incentives for its employees to participate in a chronic disease management program, tobacco cessation classes and track their physical activity.
  • TRC Market Research surveyed 509 employees across the state that have BCBSNC insurance through their employer. The survey was conducted in June of 2008. Survey results were compiled and released in the Healthy on the Job report, which can be accessed at www.workplacewellnessnc.com.

    About BCBSNC:
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3.7 million members, including approximately 900,000 served on behalf of other Blue Plans. For 75 years, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of North Carolina through support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Access BCBSNC online at www.bcbsnc.com.

    Contact: Valerie Egel or Lew Borman
    BCBSNC Media Line: 919-765-3005
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