AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 14
The National Business Group on Health has recognized Chrysler Group LLC as one of the nation's leading corporations for innovative programs promoting a healthy workplace. Chrysler was among 66 employers that received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award. This is the second consecutive year and the third time in the past six years that Chrysler has received this recognition. Chrysler is the only automaker to receive this award in 2010.
The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award recognizes employers that have truly embraced a culture of wellness and are working collaboratively to improve their employees' health, productivity and quality of life. This year, Chrysler received a Silver Medal award for its comprehensive wellness programs. The Company accepted the award at the National Business Group on Health's Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.
"Chrysler is extremely proud to be recognized for its commitment to providing a healthy workplace and improving our employees' health and well-being," said Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "This award validates our invested efforts in our employee wellness programs and shows that we never lost focus on what's really important -- the well-being of our employees -- even through challenging economic times."
"Employers all across the nation are recognizing just how important a healthy workplace and a healthy workforce are to improving productivity as well as controlling health care costs," said Helen Darling, President of the National Business Group on Health. "The 66 employers that we are recognizing this year exemplify the kind of innovation and commitment that's possible to providing lifestyle improvement programs which encourage healthier lifestyles for employees and families."
The Chrysler-UAW National Wellness Program was implemented in 1985 for both represented and non-represented employees and is focused on promoting a healthier workplace, healthy life styles and reducing the risk of illness and chronic disease. The program is comprised of services offered in a wide range of formats, including health assessments, biometric screenings, workshops, campaigns and health coaching. Program topics are selected based on health assessments and screening results, disability data and employee interests. Incentives linked to wellness activities are used to increase employee participation.
"Our leadership teams are convinced that supporting improvement of the heath and well-being of our members is vital to developing the world class work environments that will support a successful and sustainable Company and union for the future," said General Holiefield, UAW Vice President and Director the UAW Chrysler Department. "On behalf of our members, we are proud to receive this recognition."
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, JeepŪ, Dodge, Ram Truck, MoparŪ and Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) brand vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler's culture of innovation - first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 - and Fiat's complementary technology - from a company whose heritage dates back to 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group LLC's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler and Ram Truck. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and providing practical solutions to its members' most important health care problems. The Business Group helps drive today's health agenda while promoting ideas for controlling health care costs, improving patient safety and quality of care and sharing best practices in health benefits management with senior benefits, HR professionals, and medical directors from leading corporations. Business Group members, which include 63 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
-- Company receives Silver Award for comprehensive wellness programs -- Award validates Chrysler's commitment to employee health and quality of life -- Second consecutive year and third in the past six years Chrysler has received this recognition -- Company is only automaker to receive award in 2010
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