Paychex Honored as a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles®

  Paychex Honored as a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles®

    Award recognizes the company’s innovative wellness program that helps
                    employees be as healthy as they can be

Business Wire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- June 18, 2013

For the fifth straight year, Paychex has been honored by the National Business
Group on Health (NBGH) for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting
a healthy workplace and encouraging its employees to pursue and maintain
healthy lifestyles. Paychex, a leading provider of payroll, human resource,
and benefits outsourcing solutions, received a Gold Award for its Active
Health company wellness program.

In addition to the Gold-level honor, NBGH selected Paychex as the sole
recipient of its Special Recognition Award: Best Communication Tactics, citing
the company’s “innovative, technology-driven campaigns [that] result in high
employee engagement and continual support for a culture of health.”

“Part of what makes Paychex a great place to work is our commitment to helping
our employees live healthy lives,” said Laurie Zaucha, Paychex vice president
of human resources and organizational development. “Employees tell us they
love our wellness program, the teamwork and camaraderie it promotes, and the
fact that it has helped them improve their health while having fun. We’re very
proud to be recognized as a leader in employee wellness.”

Paychex’s nearly six-year-old Active Health program has continued to evolve
over the years and includes a nationwide network of more than 150 volunteer
employee wellness champions, dedicated websites, interactive online tools,
work-site wellness events such as flu shots and health screenings, a
best-in-class tobacco cessation program for employees and their eligible
dependents, and more.

In 2013, Paychex took the next step by rolling out an innovative program that
harnesses the power of social networking and worksite camaraderie to help
employees get healthier together. Teaming up with ShapeUp, Inc., the leader in
social wellness, Paychex delivers a wellness experience that offers year-round
online social networking, friendly competition, the convenience of mobile
technology, fun, and on-the-spot incentives to build and maintain healthy

Within just three weeks of launching the new ShapeUp platform earlier this
year, nearly half of Paychex’s 12,000+ employees had signed up as registered
site users. As ShapeUp noted in its blog, Paychex is “one of the most
innovative companies around, and they’ve managed to engender one of the most
active, engaged, and social workforces out there. They have set many ShapeUp
records in the past year alone!”

Helen Darling, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health,
commented, “We are proud to honor Paychex for its ongoing commitment to
providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for
their employees. Paychex is among an elite group of organizations that are
leading the way to promoting healthy workplaces and lifestyles.”

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 100 offices 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 larger employers on
national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 363 members include 66
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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Paychex, Inc.
Becky Cania, 585-387-6337
Corporate Communications Manager
Twitter: @PaychexNews
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