National Business Group on Health Honors Paychex with Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award

  National Business Group on Health Honors Paychex with Best Employers for
  Healthy Lifestyles Award

 Fourth straight Gold Award for payroll and human resource services provider

Business Wire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- November 09, 2012

For the fourth year running, Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll,
human resource, and employee benefits solutions for America’s small- and
medium-sized businesses, has been honored by the National Business Group on
Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, for its commitment
and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees to
support and maintain healthy lifestyles.

Paychex was among 66 U.S. employers that received the 2012 Best Employers for
Healthy Lifestyles award at a Leadership Summit sponsored by the National
Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being.
Paychex received a Gold Award for its Active Health wellness program, a
comprehensive initiative offered to 12,000+ Paychex employees nationwide.

“To be recognized as a leader in employee wellness is a tremendous honor,”
said Laurie Zaucha, Paychex vice president of human resources and
organizational development. “Paychex has a longstanding commitment to
wellness, and we’re proud that our program has evolved to include a variety of
resources to help our employees be as healthy as they can be – all in a fun,
interactive, and supportive environment.”

The Paychex Active Health program is integrated into the company’s medical
benefits in a way that helps employees appreciate the relationship between
their lifestyle, their health, and their health care costs. This integration
gives employees who are engaged in their health access to the best medical
coverage. More than 90% of Paychex employees participate in the program, which
has popular, employee-friendly features such as:

  *a dedicated wellness website rich with tools, information, and interactive
  *a points program that offers a cash reward for healthy behaviors
  *free onsite biometric health screenings and flu shots
  *free access to a best-in-class tobacco cessation program for employees and
    eligible dependents
  *professional health coaching and online health improvement programs
  *volunteer employee wellness champions at each of the company’s 100+
    offices nationwide, who coordinate wellness activities at the local level
  *team-based worksite programs that offer fun, competition, and peer-to-peer

Paychex director of benefits Jake Flaitz said the company’s wellness program
is yielding impressive financial outcomes as well. “Since Active Health was
launched in 2008, the rate of increase in our health care costs has leveled
off. The impact is significant – a typical Paychex employee with family
coverage is saving about $800 a year in payroll contributions over what the
cost would have been if Active Health hadn’t been implemented.”

Paychex is also beginning to see signs of better employee health. Aggregate
health screening results indicate improvements in cholesterol and glucose
levels, and 65% of Paychex employees who responded to an internal survey said
their health has improved as a result of the Active Health program.

Helen Darling, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health,
said, “We are very pleased to recognize Paychex for its ongoing commitment to
providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for
their employees. Paychex and its management team should be proud for their
dedication and recognizing the importance of promoting and maintaining a
healthy workforce.”

Gold-level winners of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award were
honored for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees
who are committed to long-term behavior changes.

About Paychex

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) is a leading provider of payroll, human resource,
and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses.The
company offers comprehensive payroll services, including payroll processing,
payroll tax administration, and employee pay services, including direct
deposit, check signing, and Readychex^®. Human resource services include
401(k) plan recordkeeping, section 125 plans, a professional employer
organization, time and attendance solutions, and other administrative services
for business. A variety of business insurance products, including group health
and workers' compensation, are made available through Paychex Insurance
Agency, Inc. Paychex was founded in 1971. With headquarters in Rochester, New
York, the company has more than 100offices serving approximately 567,000
payroll clients as of May 31, 2012.For more information about Paychex and our
products, visit

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 345 members include 64
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

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