Cummins recognized for promoting healthy lifestyles for employees

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Cummins Inc. has been honored by the National Business Group on Health as one of the nation’s leading corporations for innovative programs promoting a healthy workplace and for helping its employees and their families to make better choices about their own health and well-being.

Cummins was among 63 employers that received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the Joint Summit of the Institutes on Health Care Costs and Solutions & the Costs and Health Effects of Obesity. Cummins says it was recognized with the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Gold award because of its commitment to the health and productivity of its employees and their families.

“When we provide employees with the tools to lead healthier lifestyles, we both win,” says Jill Cook, vice president of human resources for Cummins, based in Columbus, Ind. “Employees, as consumers of healthcare, and Cummins both benefit from lower healthcare costs. Wellness programs provide a way to keep costs down in an environment where they are always rising.”

Cummins says its health improvement programs include health coaching, disease management, smoking cessation, weight management and expert medical opinion services, and that its Total Health Training Camp and online decision support tools help employees receive high-quality care.

“As one of 63 companies recognized this year for their employee health and wellness programs, Cummins is at the vanguard of a national movement to promote a systemwide culture of health emphasizing prevention, exercise and eating right,” says Helen Darling, president of the National Business Group on Health. “More than ever, a healthy work force is critical to helping America’s large employers compete in the global marketplace. Cummins is to be applauded for making health and wellness an integral part of their workplace.”