Tufts Health Plan Sponsors Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts

WATERTOWN, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 23, 2012) - Tufts Health Plan and the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) today announced Tufts Health Plan's sponsorship of the Wellness Council, the first non-profit organization in Massachusetts that represents health promotion professionals and business leaders dedicated to promoting worksite wellness programs across the Commonwealth.

"The WWCMA is a great resource for Massachusetts employers," said Anne Marie Ludovici-Connolly, director of health, wellness and productivity. "We are proud to support an organization whose goals are in alignment with our mission of improving the health and wellness of the diverse communities that we serve."

The Tufts Health Plan sponsorship will help WWCMA carry out its mission to:

  • promote worksite wellness within the business community;
  • create a community and peer group of worksite health promotion professionals;
  • represent health promotion professionals as a common voice on professional matters;
  • implement quality professional development activities and networking;
  • facilitate communication about wellness and health promotion amongst worksite health promotion professionals, business leaders and other stakeholders.

"We are very excited to have Tufts Health Plan sponsoring the Council. Their sponsorship demonstrates their commitment and the role businesses can plan in health promotion in the workplace," said Mari Ryan, Board Chair of WWCMA.

About Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan is the #1 ranked PPO in the nation and is ranked 4th overall in NCQA's Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2011-2012*. Overall, Tufts Health Plans' HMO/POS ranked second. Their HMO/POS products have had the highest NCQA accreditation status available since 1996 and the highest available NCQA accreditation for our Medicare product since 1997. To learn more about Tufts Health Plan, visit their website at: http://www.tuftshealthplan.com.

About the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts
The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts is a 501C(3) organization of Massachusetts health promotion professionals and business leaders dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles for all employees of Massachusetts through health promotion activities at the worksite. Organized in 2010, the Council brings together Massachusetts employers and health promotion professionals interested in combating the ever-increasing cost of health care benefits by helping their employees, theirfamilies and their communities achieve and maintain a state of good health. To learn more about the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts, visit their website at www.wwcma.org.

* NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-12--Private
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care.

Contact Information:

Sonya Hagopian
Tufts Health Plan
(617) 972-1090

Clare Densmore