WOONSOCKET, R.I — CVS Caremark has been selected by the National Business Group on Health as a platinum winner for its 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards. CVS Caremark's workforce well-being program was noted to be a role model for other companies striving to improve employee health, productivity and well-being.
The award was presented at the Business Group's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C.
"As a pharmacy innovation company, we know our colleagues are our greatest asset and we are committed to their health, careers and well-being," said Lisa Bisaccia, SVP and chief human resources officer for CVS Caremark. "We are excited to be recognized and we thank the National Business Group on Health for this honor."
The three main components of CVS Caremark's WellRewards program are biometric screenings, health risk assessment and rewards. With the WellRewards program, colleagues earn rewards each time they take a step to improve their well-being, such as getting a preventive screening or flu shot, or joining a smoking cessation, weight loss, EAP or maternity program.
The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards program, now in its eighth year, acknowledges those employers that have responded to the need to improve their employees' health, productivity and quality of life. The underlying goal of the program is to encourage all employers to take action.
The National Business Group on Health is a nonprofit, membership organization of large employers devoted 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 healthcare issues.