What: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employees, executive staff and members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Active BLUE employee resource network will add 30 minutes to their normal lunch hour to celebrate Blue Cross’ annual Walk at Lunch Day on Friday, April 28. The event serves as a kick-off to Global Employee Health & Fitness Month, which takes place every May and highlights the benefits of a healthy workplace. When healthy habits are integrated into job culture, it results in higher productivity, improved morale, lower health care costs and higher employee retention.
Employees spend over a third of each day and about half their waking hours at work. While there’s a tendency to focus on health outside the office, everyone should be conscious of their physical and mental well-being throughout the workday. Studies have shown that individuals who sit for more than six hours a day have a 40 percent higher risk of death in a 15-year span than those who sit for less than three hours each day.
When: Friday, April 28 at 12:00 p.m.
Brief opening remarks will be made by the following Detroit Champions:
- Tina Gates, president, amalgamated United Auto Works Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, local 1781
- Carlton L. King, president, amalgamated United Auto Works Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, local 2500
- Chris Maier, vice president, claims, enrollment and program management
- Paul Mozak, vice president, finance and chief risk officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Where: Rivard Plaza
1340 Atwater Street
Detroit, Mich. 48207
Why: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Walk at Lunch Day is an extension of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s WalkingWorks Program, which is designed to help get Americans moving and understand the connection between exercise, good health and healthcare costs.
Those interested in more information can contact their Blue Cross sales account manager or visit the Blue Cross Health and Wellness site, available through BCBSM.com or the BCBSM mobile app. For more information on the benefits of workplace wellness, visit MIBluesPerspectives.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit mutual insurance company, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSM provides and administers health benefits to more than 4.6 million members residing in Michigan in addition to employees of Michigan-headquartered companies who reside outside the state. For more company information, visit bcbsm.com and MIBluesPerspectives.com.