GREENVILLE, S.C.—The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Michelin North America Inc. for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its workers and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.
Michelin was among 63 U.S. employers that received the 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the recent Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being.
Michelin received a Gold Award for its innovative Choose Well-Live Well program, which integrates preventive care and consumer-driven medical plan design with healthy food choices, health risk assessments, health coaching, weight management, condition/disease management, case management, financial incentives and more. This marks the fifth year the company has received an award.
“Since we introduced Choose Well-Live Well five years ago, our employees have increasingly become more actively engaged in a culture of health,” said Barry Cross, senior director of compensation and benefits for Michelin.
“By giving us this award, the National Business Group on Health recognizes that the program is helping our employees and their families enhance their quality of life.”
Winners of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards were honored in one of two categories: Platinum, for exemplary workplace well-being programs, cultures and results; or Gold, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees in their lifestyle and behavior changes.
Michelin North America recently celebrated the grand opening of its Michelin Family Health Center in Lexington, S.C., which is one component of the company's Choose Well-Live Well strategy. Located at the Lexington manufacturing site, the center is the fourth of its kind for the company.