INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today its inclusion in the 2009 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its unwavering dedication to family-friendly benefits. This is WellPoint's first year on the list.
WellPoint and the other winning companies lead the way in pioneering programs that support families, with 100 percent offering flextime, on-site lactation and telecommuting; and 98 percent offering job-sharing and wellness programs--numbers that dwarf those seen nationwide. In addition, financial programs available to the 100 Best employees are on the rise, a much needed boost for families in today's economy. These include tuition reimbursement, retirement planning and pre-tax FSAs for childcare.
"Our success in promoting women and working mothers throughout our organization is the result of our leadership development programs, work-life benefits and a culture that rewards excellence and promotes flexibility," said Angela Braly, WellPoint president and CEO. "As a working mother myself, I understand the challenges of balancing work and home and appreciate that Working Mother magazine recognizes our efforts to support working moms."
Profiles of the 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are in the October issue of Working Mother and at workingmother.com.
"The Working Mother 100 Best Companies stand head and shoulders above the rest," said Carol Evans, CEO, Working Mother Media. "For example, in the last year, we saw the number of companies nationwide offering flexible work arrangements diminish five percentage points, while the 100 Best Companies stayed steady at 100 percent. The 100 Best provide leadership where and when we need it most, furnishing a framework of support for working families during good times and bad."
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