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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Wins First Place in Healthiest Employers Awards

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MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's efforts to promote health and wellness in its workplaces earned the company first place in the Large Category of the Business Journal's 2012 Healthiest Employers Awards.

Businesses competing in the Healthiest Employers Awards were divided into three categories based on the size of their employee population. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's “Healthiest Employer Index” of 92.1 was the highest score of any winner across all three award categories (Small, Medium and Large).

“It's an honor to be recognized as a leader in workplace wellness,” said Larry Schreiber, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. “As a health insurance company, we take seriously the obligation to practice what we preach, and are humbled to have our efforts validated by the Business Journal's Healthiest Employers Awards.

“There is no silver bullet when it comes to wellness. Rather, it is the cumulative effect of small changes that create a culture of health. We've built Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's wellness program over time and take great pride in helping our clients begin their own journey toward happier, healthier workplaces.”

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers comprehensive health and wellness benefits to its employees including: on-site flu shot clinics and biometric screenings; an annual company-wide fitness challenge; teleconferences focusing on the physical and emotional aspects of good health; smoking cessation and weight loss programs; and incentive programs that promote healthy lifestyles and reward participating employees with credits toward their health insurance contribution.

To learn more about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the wellness programs it offers Wisconsin employers, please visit www.anthem.com/connects or contact your insurance broker.

A list of the 2012 Healthiest Employers winners can be found below.

 

2012 Healthiest Employers Awards Winners

         

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  WINNER   HEALTHIEST EMPLOYER INDEX
Small   The Starr Group   90.7
(1-100 employees)        
Medium

(101-1,000 employees)

  PyraMax Bank   90.7
Large

(1,001+ employees)

  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield   92.1
 

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWi), which underwrites or administers the PPO and indemnity policies; Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation (Compcare), which underwrites or administers the HMO policies; and Compcare and BCBSWi collectively, which underwrite or administer the POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Scott Larrivee, 262-523-4746
scott.larrivee@anthem.com
Twitter: @AnthemPR_WI

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