LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has ranked No. 4 on the list of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America,” compiled by Healthiest Employers to honor organizations that have comprehensively incorporated the most vital corporate wellness policies, practices and programs in their workplaces.
The award is given to companies that create a healthier, more productive community of employees who understand the value of healthcare and are actively involved in managing their own health. Winners “engage the hearts, minds and bodies of employees to address and affect wellbeing. They ‘walk the talk’ in every respect of workplace culture, including working conditions and organizational practices.”
“It’s an honor to receive this award,” said Tim Huval, Humana Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Our associates are committed to their own well-being, and it’s a privilege to provide them with opportunities, a nurturing environment and a shared purpose that give them the freedom to pursue their own best health. We’re on this journey together, creating a culture of health and well-being and supporting one another along the way.”
Applicants for the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America” award are scored with The Healthiest Employers Index (HEI), a 1-100 metric that addresses six critical dimensions of workplace wellness: culture and leadership commitment, strong foundations, annual planning, communications and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis. 100 Workplaces in America” annual program honors the “best of the best” in corporate wellness and population health.
Humana’s holistic approach toward well-being supports and improves associates’ sense of purpose, health, belonging, and security. Associates enjoy benefits like paid volunteer time off, network resource groups, flexible work arrangements, and financial counseling for their well-being. Fun events like the annual 100 Day Dash step challenge get associates moving together. In 2016, associates took more than 16 billion steps; that’s up from 5.7 billion steps in our first Dash in 2012.
HumanaVitality, Humana’s health and wellness rewards program, encourages healthier lifestyles and supports associates with resources, health coaching, and other tools.
The results are measurable, and profound. Since 2012:
- 42% of associates have eliminated health risks and improved their health
- Associates who have lost weight have shed more than 100 tons
- The prevalence of pre-diabetes has been reduced by 20%
- Overall Well-being – as measured by the four dimensions of purpose, health, belonging, and security, has improved 26%
- Volunteerism hours have more than doubled
The strong commitment to well-being has helped Humana earn world-class employee engagement rates – consistently in the top 10th percentile of the Kenexa IBM World Norms database of over 16 million employee responses for the last five years– showing that associates understand and appreciate the commitment to helping them build balanced lives.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
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
- Quarterly earnings news releases
- Calendar of events
- Corporate Governance information.
About Healthiest Employer, LLC
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