Capital BlueCross Recognizes Pennsylvania Businesses for Improving Employee Health

Dec 02, 2015, 13:31 ET from Capital BlueCross

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross today recognized five Pennsylvania businesses for excellence in worksite wellness. The ceremony at the Capital Blue health and wellness store at the Hampden Marketplace in Enola honored their innovation and creativity in promoting a healthy lifestyle among their employees.

The 2015 Capital BlueCross Worksite Wellness Award recipients are:

  • Crayola LLC, Easton:  Major Market first place
  • Rodale Inc., Emmaus: Major Market runner up
  • ITT Industry Holdings, Inc., Lancaster: Large Market
  • Kegel's Produce, Lancaster: Small Market
  • Shippensburg Area School District, Shippensburg: Judge's Choice

This year Capital BlueCross introduced a new category, the Judge's Choice Award. This recognizes an employer that has limited means but is able to provide creative employee health management programming.

"Worksite wellness programs that empower people to improve their health is one of the most important benefits a company can provide employees," said Dr. Jennifer Chambers, Capital BlueCross senior vice president and chief medical officer. "Today's honorees have taken their wellness initiatives to a different level, going well beyond the standard to provide opportunities for their employees to stay healthy and fit."

Capital BlueCross' Worksite Wellness Awards are held annually for its group customers. Each winner must complete the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Employee Health Management Best Practices Scorecard in collaboration with Mercer, a leading global provider of employer health management programming consulting. This assessment evaluates the effectiveness of employers' Employee Health Management programs.

About Capital BlueCross
Capital BlueCross, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., is the leading health solutions and insurance company in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. A partner in the community's health for more than 75 years, Capital BlueCross offers insurance products, services and technology solutions that provide peace of mind to consumers and promote health and wellness for our members.

More than an insurer, the company delivers innovative solutions through a family of diversified businesses that are creating a healthier future and lowering health care costs. Among those solutions are patient-focused care models, private exchanges, leading-edge analytics, and digital health technologies. Additionally, Capital BlueCross is growing a network of Capital Blue stores that provide in-person service and inspiration to help people reach their health goals. Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit

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