Highmark and 14 of its Group Customers Honored by Pittsburgh Business Times as Healthiest Employers

PITTSBURGH, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark and 14 of its group customers were honored today by the Pittsburgh Business Times with the inaugural Healthiest Employers award. The award, which was given to 18 companies in the region, was conducted by Healthiest Employers, a privately-held technology and data research company.

"As a company with a longstanding commitment to health and wellness programs, we're very proud to receive this award," said Ken Melani, M.D., President and CEO of Highmark Inc. "It's also gratifying to share this award with the 14 Highmark group customers that have been recognized for successful wellness programs that have a positive impact on their employees."

The Highmark group customers who were honored with the Healthiest Employers award were:

  • Celtic Healthcare
  • dck worldwide, LLC
  • DuBois Regional Medical Center
  • Excela Health
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Kennametal Inc.
  • MED3OOO, Inc.
  • NexTier Bank
  • Penn United Technologies, Inc.
  • Redstone Highlands
  • Saint Francis University
  • Seubert & Associates, Inc.
  • VisitPittsburgh

The Healthiest Employers awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace and utilizes an online assessment tool to measure wellness programming.

About Highmark Inc.

Highmark Inc., based in Pittsburgh, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Highmark serves 4.8 million members in Pennsylvania and West Virginia through the company's health care benefits business and is one of the largest Blue plans in the nation. Highmark has 19,500 employees across the country. For more than 70 years, Highmark's commitment to the community has consistently been among the company's highest priorities as it strives to positively impact the communities where we do business. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

SOURCE Highmark Inc.