LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has been honored with 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.
The Workplace Health Achievement Index scores companies in seven areas: leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes.
The Index is a product of AHA’s CEO Roundtable, which includes Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard. The Roundtable is dedicated to gathering and sharing the best evidence-based approaches to workplace health to improve the well-being of our nation’s companies, their employees and communities.
“Well-being drives our culture at Humana – for our associates and all the people we serve – so we’re honored to receive this recognition from the American Heart Association,” Broussard said. “As a company, we’re experiencing more healthy days and less stress, which inspires our workforce and makes our business stronger. By paying attention to our own health journeys, we’re in a better position to help our members with their health.”
Humana focuses on whole-person well-being, aiming to improve every employee’s sense of purpose, health, belonging and security to build a thriving workforce over the long term. The company 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.
“Well-being is a powerful social movement at Humana, and it brings our associates together like nothing else,” said Tim State, Vice President, Associate Health and Well-being, “We’ve found that as our health and well-being improve, we’re more productive, engaged and effective across all aspects of our lives.”
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, fun events like the annual 100 Day Dash keep employees moving 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 focus on holistic health means Humana employees have fewer unhealthy days, less stress, and more engagement at work, creating a passion for well-being that helps Humana inspire and encourage others.
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 American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.