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Aetna recognized as a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles

Sep 29 2017

Aetna received the 2017 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award® in the Platinum category from the National Business Group on Health – the 11th time the company was recognized.

Aetna was one of 48 U.S. companies recognized by the National Business Group on Health and one of 16 Platinum winners. Platinum award winners were recognized for implementing a workforce well-being strategy with demonstrated results across dimensions of well-being, as well as a connection between workforce well-being and key business outcomes.

“Aetna’s commitment to employee well-being is core to who we are as a company, and critical to our mission of building a healthier world,” said Kay Mooney, vice president of Employee Benefits and Well-being at Aetna. “It’s great to have this validation. We look forward to continuing to develop holistic and personalized programs that provide value for our employees, and to inspiring other businesses to join us in creating a stronger, healthier workforce.”

“We are delighted to recognize these 48 companies for their innovative and unique approaches to employee, family and community health and well-being,” said Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “This is truly an elite group of organizations who are embracing well-being as an important part of their workforce strategy and working to construct a culture that promotes productivity, engagement and happiness for their employees and families. We congratulate all of them and their leaders.”

Aetna offers its associates various health and wellness programs. The company launched the Aetna FitnessSM Reimbursement Program in 2015, where employees can be reimbursed for gym membership fees and group exercise classes, personal training, fitness equipment purchases and weight management and nutrition counseling services.

Associates can also participate in the Healthy Lifestyles program, where they can earn a financial incentive for sleeping and taking steps.

The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award® was created 13 years ago and recognizes employers with exceptional commitment to improving their employees’ physical and emotional health and well-being.