CVS Caremark Recognized as Top Healthy Employer by National Business Group on Health

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Company receives Platinum Award for Healthy Lifestyles Programs

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) has been selected by the National Business Group on Health as a Platinum winner for their 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards. CVS Caremark's workforce well-being program was noted to be a role model for other companies striving to improve employee health, productivity and well-being. The award was presented at the Business Group's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C.

"As a pharmacy innovation company, we know our colleagues are our greatest asset and we are committed to their health, careers and well-being," said Lisa Bisaccia, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Caremark. "We are excited to be recognized and we thank the National Business Group on Health for this honor."

The three main components of CVS Caremark's WellRewards program are biometric screenings, health risk assessment and rewards. With the WellRewards program, colleagues earn rewards each time they take a simple step to improve their well-being such as getting a preventive screening or flu shot, or joining a smoking cessation, weight-loss, EAP or maternity program.

The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards program, now in its eighth year, acknowledges 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.

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.

About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with approximately 600 MinuteClinic locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As a pharmacy innovation company with an unmatched breadth of capabilities, CVS Caremark continually strives to improve health and lower costs by developing new approaches such as its unique Pharmacy Advisor® program that helps people with chronic diseases such as diabetes obtain and stay on their medications. Find more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for better health at


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