Ceridian's Health Coaching Offering Receives URAC Accreditation

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Ceridian is the first corporate health coaching provider to receive URAC accreditation.

The accreditation solidifies Ceridian as one of the most reliable, health and productivity solutions providers available in the market. Organizations seeking to reduce health care costs and effectively manage productivity can select us as their partner of choice with the utmost confidence.

Ceridian announced today that it has been awarded Core Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

Ceridian received accreditation, lasting for three years, beginning March 1, 2008, for its health and wellness offerings: Ceridian Stress Management, Ceridian Weight Management, Ceridian Bariatric Surgery Management, Ceridian Cardiovascular Health Management, Ceridian Tobacco Cessation and Ceridian Teen and Adolescent Weight Management programs.

"An accreditation from URAC for our health coaching programs positions us as the first corporate health coaching program to attain this recognition and the excellence associated with URAC standards," said Ceridian LifeWorks senior vice president Zachary Meyer. "The accreditation solidifies Ceridian as one of the most reliable, health and productivity solutions providers available in the market. Organizations seeking to reduce health care costs and effectively manage productivity can select us as their partner of choice with the utmost confidence."

URAC's Core Accreditation standards are the foundation of URAC accreditation. And address several key organizational functions that are important for any health care organization, including: organizational structure; staff qualifications; training and management; oversight of delegated activities; quality management; and consumer protection.

"By applying for and receiving core accreditation, Ceridian has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. "Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards."

About URAC
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.

The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards. The URAC standards development process is consensus driven, with hundreds of industry experts serving as volunteers to establish and revise appropriate industry benchmarks.

About Ceridian
Ceridian LifeWorks was the nation's first provider of fully integrated employee assistance programs (EAP), work-life and wellness services. Today, Ceridian's EAP, work-life and health and productivity solutions are utilized by more than 16 million individuals among more than 40,000 organizations of all sizes in virtually every industry.

Ceridian is a business services company that helps its customers maximize the power of their people, lower their costs and focus on what they do best. The company's suite of innovative managed human resource solutions includes payroll and compensation, employee benefits administration, staffing, compliance, HR administration and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), work-life and health and productivity solutions. Through its Comdata and Stored Value Solutions (SVS) subsidiaries, Ceridian is a major payment process and issuer of credit cards, debit cards and stored value cards, primarily for the trucking and retail industries in the United States. Ceridian serves 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 http://www.ceridian.com or call (800) 729-7655

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