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National Business Group on Health Recognizes 63 Large Employers as '2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles' Award Winners
Date:6/24/2009

d environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes; and Silver, for employers who have launched programs or services to promote living a healthier lifestyle. Among the noteworthy accomplishments:

  • With 63 employers represented, the 2009 award-winning class is the largest ever; number of award-winners grows by 21 percent compared to 2008. As a testament to the increased value employers place on workplace health and wellness programs, the number of award-winning employers in 2009 (a total of 63) grew by 21 percent compared to 2008 when 52 employers were recognized. The 2009 tally is nearly triple the first-year number of employers, 22, who were recognized by NBGH in 2005.
  • Seven large employers are first-time "Platinum" award winners. Of the 17 large employers achieving Platinum-level recognition, seven are first-time award winners. Of these, two are first-time applicants. A recurring theme of this year's Platinum-award level winners is a corporate-wide culture of health and specific commitment to improving employees' well-being through healthy choices.

2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Winners

Platinum

Aetna(R)

Baptist Health South Florida

Campbell Soup Company

CIGNA

Dell Inc.

FPL Group

Hannaford Supermarkets

IBM

Medtronic

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

PepsiCo Inc.

Pitney Bowes Inc.

Quest Diagnostics

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Union Pacific

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Health Plan

Volvo Group Companies including Mack Trucks, Inc.

Gold

American Specialty Health Incorporated

AstraZeneca

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ala
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