JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) was honored today by the National Business Group on Health for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its workers and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. The company was the only one in its industry sector and one of just 13 U.S. employers outside the health care industry to receive the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award in the prestigious Platinum category. That designation honors companies for their "established healthy weight, healthy lifestyles programs with measurable success and documented outcomes."
This marks the sixth year NextEra Energy has received a Best Employees for Healthy Lifestyles Award in either the Platinum or Gold category. The Gold designation is given to organizations for "making cultural and environmental changes and developing comprehensive programs that support employees' healthy lifestyle goals." In all, 66 U.S. employers were honored by the National Business Group on Health in this year's awards program.
"At NextEra Energy, we know that investing in the health and wellness of our employees is the right thing to do, and we're grateful that our efforts are being recognized again this year," said Shaun Francis, NextEra Energy executive vice president, human resources. "By making the health of our employees a priority, we're also investing in their productivity, performance and quality of life. And that's great news not only for our employees and their families, but also for our customers, communities and other stakeholders."
Through NextEra Health & Well-Being, the company's comprehensive wellness program, more than 33,000 employees and covered dependents have access to myriad health and productivity management programs. Emphasis is on high-value services delivered at the locations and times most conducive to participation and success. Services are offered in five primary categories: health promotion, fitness, nutrition and weight management, health centers and employee assistance program. All are integrated into a benefit design that emphasizes the inter-connectedness between health and productivity. The company's integrated approach also features initiatives in safety, absence management and disease management.
"We are very pleased to recognize NextEra Energy for its ongoing commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees," said Helen Darling, president and chief executive officer of the National Business Group on Health. "NextEra Energy and its management team should be proud for their dedication and recognizing the importance of promoting and maintaining a healthy workforce. We congratulate them on receiving this award."
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.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with revenues of more than $15.3 billion, more than 41,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 24 states and Canada as of year-end 2011. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with affiliated entities is the largest generator in the United States of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy operates the third largest number of commercial nuclear power units in the United States. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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