Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 29, 2014
July 29, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #7

Tampa Bay Business Journal Healthiest Employer Award


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Kim Stroud
EHB Manager
Ext. 6432

Action Requested

Accept award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

For the second time in four years, the Tampa Bay Business Journal has named Manatee County Government the healthiest employer in the region. The Manatee YourChoice health plan was named tops in the region from among hundreds of employers from seven counties during the Journal’s 2014 Healthiest Employer awards earlier this year.

About 2,000 Manatee County health plan participants have lost nearly 17,000 pounds, or nearly 8.5 tons of weight in two years since the start of YWeight, a program that incentivizes exercise and longterm weight loss. That has led to a decrease in preventative type II diabetes and reductions in cholesterol and blood pressure for Manatee County health plan members.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs