WOONSOCKET, R.I. , June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Caremark (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 Caremark was among 63 U.S. employers that received the 2014 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 Caremark received a Gold Award for its WellRewards employee wellness program. This marks the sixth year CVS Caremark has received an award for its employee health and wellness initiatives.
"As a pharmacy innovation company that is helping people on their path to better health, CVS Caremark believes that wellness is as important for our colleagues as it is for our patients and customers," said Lisa Bisaccia , Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for CVS Caremark. "That's why we have invested in resources that encourage our colleagues to embrace their health and armed them with tools that help them get and stay healthy."
CVS Caremark's comprehensive WellRewards program helps colleagues improve their well-being with a host 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. CVS Caremark offers team-based walking programs and healthy dining options in campus cafeterias which make it easier for colleagues to make healthy choices. Additionally, in 2013, the company took its commitment to colleagues' health a step further and made all corporate campuses tobacco-free.
"We are very pleased to honor CVS Caremark for its dedication to providing programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles for their employees and families," said Brian Marcotte , President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. "CVS Caremark is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promote healthy workplaces and lifestyles. We congratulate them on receiving this award."
Winners of the "BestEmployers 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 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 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 64 million plan members; and its retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with more than 850 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 info.cvscaremark.com.
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.www.businessgrouphealth.org.