CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, and HumanaVitality®, a comprehensive wellness and loyalty solution, congratulate winners of the first annual Illinois’ Healthiest Employer awards, which honor organizations that have a proven commitment to workplace wellness. In partnership with Crain’s Custom Media, winners received recognition during a special luncheon hosted earlier this week at the Westin River North in Chicago.
“We have also found that through employee wellness programs such as HumanaVitality, employers may increase retention, satisfaction and employee productivity.”
As part of the program, Healthiest Employer LLC independently reviewed applications from nearly 110 organizations, later selecting five winning companies in Illinois ranging in size from five to 5,000+ employees. Each of the winners demonstrates innovation and leadership within employee wellness programs:
- Ottawa Dental Laboratory (5 – 99 full time employees)
- Centro Media Inc. (100 – 499 full time employees)
- Duke Realty (500 – 1,499 full time employees)
- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (1,500 – 4,999 full time employees)
- Navistar, Inc. (5,000+ full time employees)
“We’re proud to support the Illinois’ Healthiest Employers award and highlight the excellent workplace wellness initiatives represented by this year’s winners,” said Dave Reynolds, Illinois Commercial Market President at Humana. “Their dedication to wellness helps employees achieve personal health goals and make significant lifestyle changes, which results in a happier, healthier and more productive workforce.”
Applicants answered questions online about their company wellness programs and submissions were evaluated in six key categories:
- Culture and Leadership Commitment
- Foundational Components
- Strategic Planning
- Communication and Marketing
- Programming and Interventions
- Reporting and Analysis
“Through our partnership with the Illinois’ Healthiest Employers awards, we aim to bring awareness to the importance of health and wellness programs for all employers and recognize those companies that are excelling in this space,” said Joe Woods, CEO of HumanaVitality. “We have also found that through employee wellness programs such as HumanaVitality, employers may increase retention, satisfaction and employee productivity.”
All submissions for the award are reviewed independently by Healthiest Employer LLC, a company dedicated to measuring wellness programming among today’s employers. The online assessment form was developed by representatives from the wellness, medical, higher education, research, not-for-profit and government communities.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders;
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
- Most recent investor conference presentations;
- Quarterly earnings news releases;
- Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
- Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
- Corporate Governance information
HumanaVitality®, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is a joint venture between Humana Inc. and Discovery Holdings, Ltd. Humana partnered with Discovery because of its 14 years of worldwide experience using behavioral, clinical and actuarial science to motivate individuals to make healthier choices. By integrating rewards with healthy behaviors, HumanaVitality provides the tools and support necessary to help Humana members live healthier lives and furthers Humana’s Dream to Help People Achieve Lifelong Well-BeingSM.
HumanaVitality has more than 1.5 million members who are enhancing their health and wellness through a comprehensive integrated approach to lifestyle improvement. For more information about HumanaVitality, please visit the company’s website at www.humanavitality.com. You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/humanavitality, follow us on Twitter: @HumanaVitality and add us on Google+: HumanaVitality.