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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Media Contact: Lee Dawson, Public Relations Manager
503-210-2554, lee.dawson@pacificsource.com

PacificSource Health Plans Ranked No. 2 Among Oregon’s Healthiest Employers

(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.) August 23, 2016— PacificSource Health Plans was recently ranked No. 2 among large businesses on the Portland Business Journal’s annual list of Healthiest Employers of Oregon. (The survey qualified large businesses as those with 500-1,499 employees.)

The annual survey, conducted by Healthiest Companies LLC, measured companies through an online assessment utilizing more than 70 questions, based on six key categories: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communications and marketing, programming and interventions, as well as reporting and analysis. 

“Being named as one of the Healthiest Employers of Oregon is affirmation of the commitment PacificSource Health Plans has made to foster a healthy work environment,” said Tiana Wilkinson, Wellness Consultant for PacificSource Health Plans. “Through our ongoing wellness program, PacificSource has created a culture that supports a healthy lifestyle for all its employees that we believe will last a lifetime.”

PacificSource’s Healthy High 5 program played a critical role in the recognition. Through the program, employees are asked to complete five activities that help prevent long-term chronic conditions and diseases. After completing the activities, which include a dental cleaning, Primary Care Provider designation, biometric screening, HRA completion, and a flu shot, the participating employees are rewarded with $150 to put toward an FSA contribution, a charitable deduction, or a premium deduction.

PacificSource also offers health-promoting tools that include sit/stand workstations, healthy food offerings at staff meetings and in vending machines, access to onsite fitness classes and exercise facilities, company-wide fitness challenges, monthly staff wellness seminars, a comprehensive online health engagement web portal, complimentary run/walk entry fees, and an employee-focused wellness committee and dedicated employee wellness specialists on staff.

PacificSource Health Plans previously ranked No. 5 on the Portland Business Journal’s 2015 Healthiest Employers of Oregon list, and was recently recognized by The American Heart Association earlier this year as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite. 

About PacificSource Health Plans

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Eugene with local offices throughout Oregon, and in Idaho and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs more than 750 people, serves more than 275,000 individuals, and has 3,900 employer clients throughout the Northwest. For more information visit PacificSource.com

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Last updated 8/23/2016