Unique Employee Benefits Package Connects Dots Between Health, Life Insurance Costs

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Minnesota Life Group Insurance Teams With Ceridian to Offer Wellness and Life Benefits Package

Packaging a wellness program with our group life insurance addresses a number of issues employers face

Large employers can reduce health insurance costs and provide employees personalized services to build healthier lives with a new health and wellness program offered by Ceridian through Minnesota Life group life insurance plans.

“Packaging a wellness program with our group life insurance addresses a number of issues employers face,” said Robert M. Olafson, senior vice president, Minnesota Life Group Insurance, a Securian Financial Group affiliate. “Wellness programs help drive down medical expenses and boost employee productivity. Along with Minnesota Life’s group life products, this value-added service sends the message to employees that management truly cares about them and their families and is giving them the tools to take responsibility for their own health.”

The program is provided and administered by Ceridian Lifeworks and its recently-acquired health coaching firm Leade Health, the leader in outcome-based health and wellness services. “What makes this program unique for Minnesota Life clients is that it ties together health and productivity issues and integrates traditional and preventive solutions to manage them,” said Zachary Meyer, senior vice president, Ceridian LifeWorks. “Bundling this service with the employer’s group life insurance benefit also makes it easier for benefits staff to get a wellness program up and running quickly and without an additional administrative burden.”

The savings employers reap from wellness programs are real. Data from the National Business Group on Health show that employers can achieve a three-to-one return on investment in wellness programs. Employees who participate generally lower their medical expenses and out-of-pocket costs, as well.

ABOUT MINNESOTA LIFE GROUP INSURANCE

With $490 billion of life insurance in force, Minnesota Life Group Insurance is one of the nation’s top ten group life insurers, ranking as the sixth largest in 2005. Respondents to customer surveys are 100 per cent satisfied with the service they receive from Minnesota Life, giving the company the exceptional Net Promoter® Score of 87 percent. For more information about web-based services offered by Minnesota Life Group Insurance, visit http://www.lifebenefits.com. Minnesota Life is an affiliate of Securian Financial Group, Inc., http://www.securian.com.

ABOUT CERIDIAN

Ceridian is one of the top human resources outsourcing companies in each of its markets, and offers a broad range of human resource services, including payroll, benefits administration, tax compliance, HR information systems and EAP and work-life programs and health and productivity solutions. Ceridian Corporation (NYSE: CEN) is an information services company serving businesses and employees in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information about the human resource outsourcing company’s comprehensive array of solutions, visit Ceridian online or call (800) 729-7655.

Securian Financial Grp Contact:    Maggie Jensen, 651-665-7558

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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