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CVS Health Receives Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award from National Business Group on Health
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
CVS Health Among 64 Employers Recognized for Promoting Healthy Work Environment and Lifestyles
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 17, 2015– CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) was honored today by the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging colleagues and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.
CVS Health was among 64 U.S. employers that received the 2015 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. CVS Health received a Gold Award for its WellRewards program, the company’s colleague health and wellness program. This marks the seventh year CVS Health has received an award for its colleague-focused health and wellness initiatives.
“At CVS Health, we believe that wellness is as important for our colleagues as it is for our patients and customers,” said Lisa Bisaccia, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for CVS Health. “Our colleagues are our company’s most important asset, so it’s important that we help them get and stay healthy, and that we provide the resources and tools they need along the way.”
CVS Health’s WellRewards program helps colleagues improve their well-being with a wide array of programs including preventive screenings, flu shots, smoking cessation, weight management, health coaching, health management for chronic and rare conditions, EAP life services, and maternity management. In addition to tobacco-free corporate campuses, CVS Health offers team-based walking programs and healthy dining options in campus cafeterias which make it easier for colleagues to make healthy choices. As a further demonstration of its commitment to health, CVS Health stopped the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products in its retail stores, and launched a national smoking cessation program for colleagues, customers and community members.
“We congratulate CVS Health for being among an elite group of companies that are making a difference every day in improving the health and overall well-being of their employees and families,” added Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “CVS Health and its leadership team are to be commended for their commitment to promoting healthy work environments and for their innovation in developing outstanding programs for employees that encourage good health and well-being.”
Winners of the “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles” awards were honored in one of two categories: Platinum, for exemplary workplace well-being programs, cultures and results; or Gold, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees in their lifestyle and behavior changes
About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its 7,800 retail pharmacies, nearly 1,000 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 70 million plan members, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable, effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at www.cvshealth.com.
About the National Business Group on Health®
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices from the most progressive companies. Business Group members, which include 71 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.