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Health Care Service Corporation Receives National Recognition for Employee Wellness Efforts
Date:3/20/2008

000 participants have participated in a variety of online wellness programs, which cover a variety of topics including weight and stress management, exercise and ergonomics.

-- The new vending machine program, called "Face Up to Your Health," helps employees make more informed selections at the vending machine.

"Successful wellness programs require more than talk, they require clear strategies, a plan of action, comprehensive tools, and methods of evaluation," said Paul B. Handel, MD, HCSC's chief medical officer, who oversees the company's health and wellness programs.

HCSC, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and the fourth largest health insurer in the country overall, with 12.3 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. HCSC has a rating of AA- (Very Strong) from Standard and Poor's, Aa3 (Excellent) from Moody's and A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best Co. HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


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