Georgia Power named one of Atlanta's healthiest employers

Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:28am EST

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ATLANTA,  Feb. 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has been named one of 
Atlanta's Healthiest Employers by the  Atlanta Business Chronicle. The award is
presented to companies annually for leading the way in workplace health and
fitness efforts. Georgia Power received the award during the publication's third
annual breakfast awards ceremony held at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday.  

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"We are proud to be recognized as one of  Atlanta's healthiest employers," said 
Leonard Owens, Georgia Power's vice president of Human Resources. "Providing the
tools and resources necessary for our employees and their families to live
healthier lifestyles has always been a top priority, and we remain committed to
finding innovative ways to invest in the long-term health and well-being of our

Georgia Power employees are offered health and wellness benefits through the
company's SouthernLifeStyle  health and wellness program. The program provides
access to on-site fitness centers at company locations across the state, health
assessments, incentive programs, personalized coaching and disease management
programs to employees. In addition, the program includes on-site lab draws and
access to physicals and medical rooms that allow employees the opportunity to
receive primary medical services without leaving their work location.    

Nearly two dozen public and private companies - representing more than 20
industries - competed for the awards, which were presented in three segments:
large (500 or more employees), medium (100 to 499 employees) and small (1 to 99
employees). Georgia Power received the No. 1 spot in the large company category.
The company's workplace health and wellness efforts were measured in a survey
issued by the  Atlanta Business Chronicle  and its partner, Healthiest
Employers, a data research company that collects, measures and compares
corporate wellness data worldwide.  

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's
largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying
utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power serves 2.4 million
customers in all but four of  Georgia's 159 counties.

SOURCE  Georgia Power

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