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National Business Group On Health Awards Chrysler Group Sixth Consecutive Gold Medal for Promoting Healthy Employee Lifestyles

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Award identifies the nation's leading corporations providing innovative programs promoting a healthy workplace and lifestyles for employees and families
  • Chrysler Group is only automaker to receive award the past four years
  • Award validates Company's commitment to promoting "a culture of health" for employees and their families

The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has again recognized Chrysler Group LLC as one of the nation's leading corporations providing comprehensive programs that enable a healthy workplace and promote healthy lifestyles for employees and their families.

Chrysler Group’s culture of health has many facets designed to help employees stay focused on wellness, including such programs such as ‘day of wellness days.’  The Company’s headquarters facility offers employees a fully equipped fitness center, running and walking trails, pharmacy and wellness center.

This year, Chrysler Group received a gold medal award for the sixth consecutive year.  It was the fourth consecutive year that Chrysler Group was the only automaker to earn this recognition.

The NBGH's Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award recognizes employers that have truly embraced a culture of wellness and are working collaboratively to improve their employees' health, productivity and quality of life. Chrysler Group was among 63 employers that received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award in 2014. The Company accepted the award on June 25 at the National Business Group on Health's Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

"Chrysler Group recognizes that providing a healthy workplace and improving the health and well-being of our employees and their families is essential to the success of our business," said Michael Keegan, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "Chrysler Group's culture of health is a key part of our high-performance work culture and is tied to our leadership principles, promoting each team member's commitment to achieving best in class performance."

The Chrysler-UAW National Wellness Program was implemented in 1985 for both represented and non-represented employees and is focused on promoting a healthier workplace, healthy life styles and reducing the risk of illness and chronic disease. The program is comprised of services offered in a wide range of formats, including health assessments, biometric screenings, workshops, campaigns and health coaching. Program topics are selected based on health assessments and screening results, disability data and employee interests. Incentives linked to wellness activities are used to increase employee participation.

"Supporting improvement of the health and well-being of our members is vital to developing the world class work environments that will support a successful and sustainable Company and Union membership," said Norwood Jewell, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW Chrysler Department. "On behalf of our members, we are proud to receive this recognition as evidence of the strength and relevance of our programs and the consistent level of excellence we have achieved."

"We are very pleased to honor Chrysler Group for its dedication to providing programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles for their employees and families," said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health.  Chrysler Group is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promote healthy workplaces and lifestyles.  Chrysler Group and its management team should be proud of their efforts and we congratulate them on receiving this award."

About Chrysler Group's Commitment to Promoting a Culture of Health
Chrysler Group's goal is to support workplace policies and a work environment that inspire totally engaged employees who are healthy at work and at home, actively manage their health status and are sustainable, healthy contributors to the Company's success.

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 392 members include 69 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 www.businessgrouphealth.org.

About Chrysler Group LLC 
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge SRT, Ram, FIAT and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Dodge Viper SRT and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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