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National Business Group on Health Awards Gold to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota for Promoting a Healthy Workplace
Date:5/14/2008

od health (blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index), and it is the first step in receiving a medical plan premium discount through the Blue Cross wellness incentive program.

"We are very pleased to honor Blue Cross for their innovation and commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs designed to encourage healthier lifestyles for their employees," said Helen Darling, President of the NBGH. "Blue Cross and its management team should be proud of both their initiatives and ongoing support of helping employees to choose a healthier way of life."

Blue Cross was recognized in the silver category in 2006 for launching significant programs or services to promote a healthier lifestyle.

About Blue Cross

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. A nonprofit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan based in Minnesota, covering 2.9 million members in Minnesota and nationally through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to http://www.bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

About the National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues. The NBGH identifies and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, relat
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