JUNO BEACH, Fla. – NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) announced today that it has been honored for the ninth time by the National Business Group on Health for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its workers to live healthier lifestyles. NextEra Energy is the only company in the U.S. energy sector to receive this award in the prestigious Platinum category, which recognizes employers for their “exemplary workplace well-being programs, cultures and results.”
“At NextEra Energy, we’re passionate about helping our employees and their families make good choices about their health,” said Deborah Caplan, executive vice president, human resources and corporate services for NextEra Energy. “We firmly believe that our most important asset is our people, so championing health and well-being makes good business sense, and frankly, is the right thing to do.”
Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: “We are very pleased to honor this group of companies that are dedicated to wellness and health improvement programs. Their commitment to promote a healthy work environment and to partner with employees to pursue healthy lifestyles is to be commended. Health improvement programs not only complement an organization’s benefit program, they are an integral part of their overall efforts to stem rising health care benefit costs.”
NextEra Energy provides innovative health and wellness offerings to employees through its NextEra Health & Well-Being program, which offers comprehensive health and productivity management services to more than 33,000 employees and covered dependents. Its mission is “to advance a culture that allows employees to be fully engaged and achieve a healthy and high-performing work life that meets the business needs of our organization and the needs of their family and community lives.” NextEra Health & Well-Being services are integrated into the company’s benefit design and focus on five primary categories: health promotion, fitness, nutrition and weight management, health centers, and an employee assistance program. The cohesive approach emphasizes the close relationship between wellness and productivity, and also features initiatives in safety, absence management and disease management.
In 2013, NextEra Energy employees and family members made more than 18,000 visits to on-site health centers, and program staff made more than 200 on-site health or nutrition presentations to more than 6,400 employees and provided health screenings for nearly 5,700 employees, spouses or dependents. Also in 2013, 64 percent of eligible employees and 44 percent of eligible spouses and same-gender partners participated in a program to earn financial incentives to assess their key health metrics and to adopt healthy lifestyles.
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 392 members include 69 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 consolidated revenues of approximately $15.1 billion, approximately 42,500 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 13,900 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2013. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for eight consecutive years, which is an unprecedented achievement in its industry. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.