|By Marketwired .||
|June 25, 2014 10:15 AM EDT||
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- The National Business Group on Health today honored 63 U.S. employers for their ongoing commitment to promoting healthy work environments and encouraging workers to live healthier lifestyles. The honored employers, including eight first-time winners, were presented with "2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®" awards at the Business Group's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being Leadership Summit held in Washington, DC.
Now in its tenth year, the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® awards recognizes those employers that have responded to the urgent need to improve their employees' health, productivity and quality of life. The underlying goal of the program is to encourage all employers to take action.
Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: "We are very pleased to honor this group of companies that are dedicated to wellness and health improvement programs. Their commitment to promote a healthy work environment and to partner with employees to pursue healthy lifestyles is to be commended. Health improvement programs not only complement an organization's benefits program, they are an integral part of their overall efforts to stem rising health care benefit costs."
"Employer interest in wellness and health improvement programs continues to grow nationwide, especially as more and more organizations see the business value these programs can deliver," said LuAnn Heinen, Vice President of the National Business Group on Health, who has overseen the awards program since its inception. "This year's honorees, including eight first-time winners, are clearly leading the way and should be proud of their efforts to build a healthier workplace and workforce. We congratulate all of them for their creativity, commitment and dedication."
Winners of the 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® awards were honored in one of two categories: Platinum, for exemplary workplace well-being programs, cultures and results; and Gold, for making cultural and environmental changes and developing comprehensive programs that support employees' healthy lifestyle goals.
Additionally, The Dow Chemical Company and American Express were presented with Global Distinction awards in recognition of their efforts to enhance the physical, psychological and emotional health, well-being and productivity of global employees and their dependents. The Dow Chemical Company was selected for a Global Distinction award in the emerging markets category; American Express was selected for a Global Distinction award in the developed economies category.
The National Business Group on Health also presented awards to companies in three special areas. These include:
- Best Program for Diverse Populations - Baptist Health South Florida
- Best Communication Tactics - Fidelity Investments
- Best Evaluation & Results - Sprint
The winners in each category are:
Baptist Health South Florida***
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
NextEra Energy, Inc.
The Boeing Company
Willis North America Inc.
Bank of America
Baylor Health Care System*
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
BP America Inc.
Carolinas HealthCare System
Chrysler Group LLC
Geisinger Health System
Health Care Service Corporation
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Lockheed Martin Corporation*
Marriott International, Inc.*
MGM Resorts International®*
Michelin North America, Inc.
Texas Health Resources
Texas Instruments Incorporated
The Kroger Co.*
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
UPMC and UPMC Health Plan
Vanderbilt University and Medical Center
Zurich North America*
* Denotes first time winner
** Denotes winning platinum honors five consecutive years
*** Denotes winning platinum honors for ten years
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 and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 392 members include 69 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by your analysts and designers, and the resulting application built by your developers, there is a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral out of control, and applications fall short of requirements. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, will present a new approach where business and development users collaborate – each using tools appropriate to their goals and expertise – to build mo...
May. 5, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,016
Chuck Piluso will present a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. Speaker Bio: Prior to Data Storage Corporation (DSC), Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000. Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Piluso served as chairman & founder of ...
May. 5, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 824
While Docker continues to be the darling of startups, enterprises and IT innovators around the world, networking continues to be a real mess. Indeed, managing the interaction between Docker containers and networks has always been fraught with complications. Without automation in networking, the vision of running Docker at scale and letting IT run the same apps unchanged on the laptop and in the data center or for any cloud cannot be realized.
May. 5, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 788
ScriptRock has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the "Cool Vendors in DevOps 2015" report by Gartner, Inc.* ScriptRock provides visibility into the configuration state of an organization's IT environments, enabling the continuous delivery of mission critical services. For enterprises where downtime is not an option, ScriptRock's system-wide overwatch offers the assurance that misconfigurations and anomalies are caught before they affect the business. By satisfying this fundamental ...
May. 5, 2015 08:50 AM EDT
May. 5, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,371
May. 5, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 704
May. 5, 2015 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,608
May. 5, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,543
May. 5, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,629
May. 5, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,789
May. 5, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 662
May. 5, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 738
May. 5, 2015 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,939
May. 5, 2015 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,573
May. 5, 2015 07:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,237