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Highmark Puts Employee Health First on National Walk@Lunch Day
Date:4/27/2009

ies to participate in on-line, telephonic and classroom-based wellness programs that encourage them to make healthy lifestyle choices both at work and throughout their lives.

National Walk@Lunch Day also kicks off Highmark's 10,000 Step Challenge(SM), a 12-week pedometer walking program designed to help individuals increase their physical activity, endurance and improve their overall health. More than 4,000 employees are participating in this program.

In addition, Highmark is gearing up to host its annual Walk for a Healthy Community events in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Erie and Allentown. Last year's Walk for a Healthy Community raised more than a half-million dollars for Pennsylvania charities. For more information and details on how to participate, visit www.walkforahealthycommunity.org.

About Highmark Inc.

As one of the state's leading health insurers, and with nearly 70 years of community involvement, Pittsburgh-based Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves 3.1 million members. The company's mission is to provide access to affordable, quality health care enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. Highmark exerts an enormous economic impact throughout Pennsylvania. A recent study states that Highmark's positive impact exceeded $2.5 billion. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield employs more than 5,000 people in the region and provides the resources to give its members a greater hand in their health.

Highmark is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.


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