Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion honors Regence as a healthy worksite

SALT LAKE CITY – Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah employees enjoy a healthy worksite, as recognized by the platinum-level award bestowed by the Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion.  
 
The Healthy Worksite Award Program is the state’s premiere award in honoring the outstanding achievements of businesses and organizations that have employee health promotion and wellness programs. It acknowledges efforts to facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity, and ensure healthy work environments.
 
“Helping our employees be well and healthy is not only the right thing to do, it gives us a better understanding of helping our members do the same,” said Robert A. Hatch, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. “We feel it’s important to walk the talk on wellness as promoting quality of life while lowering medical costs for everyone.”
 
Criteria for earning the platinum-level award include having a program in place for five years, plus documenting six activities –including outcomes – in each of the following sections:
•           General Worksite
•           Environment
•           Nutrition
•           Physical Activity
•           Safety
•           Prevention
 
Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion members make the award selection based on these criteria.  
 
About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is a leading health plan in Utah, with more than 350,000 members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, serving nearly 2.5 million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Each plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For more information, please visit www.regence.com or www.regence.com/RegenceUtah.