Aetna Insurance earns holistic health honors so it might not be that soon before insurance companies make room for holistic and alternative medicine coverage in their policies.
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Aetna Insurance Earns Holistic Health Honors
The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, recognized Aetna with the highest Platinum honor for the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards plus a distinction for the Best Stress Management Intervention program. Aetna received the stress management recognition for its Mind-Body Stress Reduction programs.
“Aetna is firmly committed to the health and well-being of our employees, and we continue to develop new, engaging programs to encourage employees and their family members to achieve and maintain their optimal state of health,” said Elease Wright, Aetna senior vice president, Human Resources. “As a health plan, we also work with our employer customers across the country to help them achieve wellness goals with their employees. When Aetna learns what motivates and helps our own employees, we share that information with our customers.”
Study results that were recently published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology showed that participants in the Mindfulness at Work® and the Viniyoga™ Stress Management programs showed significant improvements in stress management, productivity, pain, sleep and cardiac health. Importantly, among all participants who were screened for the study, study participants reporting the highest level of stress had higher medical costs−nearly $2,000 more annually−than those reporting the lowest level of stress.
The 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards were announced at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-Being. The top Platinum award is given to companies with established “healthy weight, healthy lifestyles” programs with measurable success and documented outcomes.
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