LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana’s commitment to workplace health and well-being has been honored with the highest award – Platinum – from the National Business Group on Health. The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award recognizes the best workforce wellness efforts in the nation, particularly those with a holistic approach that encompasses financial, emotional, social and community well-being.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is one of only 16 companies to achieve Platinum status, reserved for organizations that have implemented a workforce well-being strategy with demonstrated results across the key dimensions of well-being. Further, a connection between workforce well-being and business outcomes has been recognized. This is the fifth straight year Humana has achieved Platinum status.
The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award recognizes and promotes effective ideas and best practices while providing a forum for sharing and comparing outcomes and success strategies.
“We’re honored to receive this award, because promoting whole-person well-being is central to what we do,” said Tim State, Vice President, Associate Health and Well-being at Humana. “We’ve seen a cultural movement around well-being really take hold within our organization. By focusing on multiple dimensions of life – tending to each person’s sense of purpose, health, belonging and security – our associates are living more fully and we’re creating a stronger, more-engaged team.”
Humana has seen positive trends, including:
- Healthier Days: Humana’s employee population has seen an improvement in mental and physical health as measured by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Days. The number of unhealthy days in a given 30-day period went from 5.6 in 2014 to 5.2 in 2016.
- Declining risk: Employees with Humana since 2012 have fewer health risks on average than three years ago, with 7 out of 10 people either sustaining or improving their health risk profile. The percentage of employees who had elevated blood pressure declined by 33 percent from 2012 to 2016.
- Stress: Reported levels of elevated stress declined approximately 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, indicating increased resiliency in the employee population.
- Engagement: Humana has seen world-class employee engagement levels -- in the top 10th percentile globally -- for the past five years. Each of those years, a top driver most correlated with engagement has been the company’s commitment to employees’ well-being.
- Leader commitment: Approximately 9 out of 10 employees say Humana is committed to creating a work environment that contributes to their health and well-being.
Humana employees also enjoy benefits like flexible work arrangements, financial planning and network resource groups. Humana’s health and wellness rewards program, Go365, offers personalized activities, tracking, support and rewards to encourage healthier lifestyles. Humana employees are allowed time off to volunteer, and the response has exceeded expectations. By the end of 2016, 47 percent of employees had logged volunteer time.
In addition, experiences like the annual 100 Day Dash keep employees moving while having fun and allow them to challenge and encourage one another. In 2017, Dashers logged 8.3 million miles of steps – enough to circle Earth over 330 times. More than 23,000 people participated in 2017.
This is the third such award for Humana in as many weeks. The company earned Gold status in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index, placing the company’s comprehensive workplace health efforts among the best in the nation. And Humana was ranked No. 3 on the list of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America,” compiled by Healthiest Employers to honor the companies most successful in achieving well-being through leadership, innovation and engagement.
Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
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 and conference calls
- Calendar of events
- Corporate Governance information
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’s mission is to keep its membership on the leading edge of innovation, thinking and action to address health care cost and the delivery, financing, affordability and consumer experience with the health care system. Business Group members, which include 73 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.