Highmark, One of America’s Healthiest Companies.

Congratulations to Highmark, largest health insurer in Pennsylvania, for being named as one of “America’s Healthiest Companies.”

The company received the 2009 Well Workplace Award for its commitment to protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of its employees. Highmark provides its 11,000 Pennsylvania-based employees a comprehensive wellness program.

Highmark earned a gold designation as a company that has successfully built comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives and is demonstrating and documenting concrete outcomes. Highmark is just one of 59 companies to receive the Well Workplace Award this year.

A Highmark study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 2008 showed that employers can save $1.65 in health care expenses for every dollar spent on a comprehensive wellness program. Through a four-year period, Highmark saved $1.3 million on health care costs through its wellness program

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