ERIE, Pa., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Group on Health has recognized Erie Insurance (NASDAQ: ERIE) for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging their employees and families to maintain healthy lifestyles. ERIE was one of 66 employers to receive the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award. Erie Insurance offers car insurance, home insurance, life insurance and business insurance.
Erie Insurance earned Gold status for its wellness programs and commitment to helping employees and their families achieve and maintain good health. ERIE offers personal health coaches, online wellness programs, onsite fitness classes, and disease-management counseling. The insurance company also provides financial incentives to employees who demonstrate healthy behaviors and meet certain fitness goals.
"Health and wellness are shared responsibilities that fit with our corporate culture," said Christina Marsh, ERIE's senior vice president of human resources. "Physical and emotional well being are cornerstones of our wellness program because we believe they can enhance the quality of an employee's life, both on and off the job. We thank the National Business Group on Health for honoring our efforts."
"Erie Insurance has an ongoing commitment to providing lifestyle-improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees," said Helen Darling, president and CEO of NBGH. "ERIE should be proud of its dedication and for recognizing the importance of promoting and maintaining a healthy workforce. We congratulate them."
Winners of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards were honored in one of two categories: Platinum, for established healthy weight and lifestyle programs with measurable success and documented outcomes; or Gold, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes.
According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 12th largest automobile and 14th largest homeowners insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and the 20th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written. The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, has over 4.3 million policies in force and operates in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance Group is a FORTUNE 500 company. Erie Insurance is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 Customer Service Champion. ERIE is one of only 50 U.S. companies so named. Erie Insurance is also recognized on the list of Ward's 50 Group of top performing insurance companies, which analyzes the financial performance of 3,000 property and casualty companies and nearly 800 life and health insurance companies and recognizes the top performers for achieving outstanding financial results in safety and consistency over a five-year period (2006-2010).
News releases and more information about Erie Insurance Group are available at www.erieinsurance.com.
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 345 members include 64 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
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