Ceridian Wins Mature Market Award for Its Elder Care and Retirement Planning Educational Resources

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Ceridian Wins Worldwide Web Media Award for Elcare Planning Educational Service

What Help Does My Older Relative Need?

Ceridian, a leader in managed human resource solutions that maximize the value of people, today announced that its LifeWorks Online service won the Fall/Winter 2004 World Wide Web Mature Media Award in recognition of its innovations in elder care and retirement planning educational services. The program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, recognizes the best Web-based services for older adults.

LifeWorks Online is available to employees of organizations providing Ceridian EAP and work-life services as part of their employee benefit package. LifeWorks Online features an extensive inventory of articles and educational materials on a variety of subjects including financial issues, parenting and child care, education, midlife issues, and many others. It also has numerous interactive tools for employees to manage elder care and retirement planning issues, including financial calculators, and Ceridian's innovative "What Help Does My Older Relative Need?" self-assessment tool. The service provides easy access (via phone or e-mail) to a highly skilled consultant for additional assistance on issues such as how to talk to an older relative about getting help, evaluating an older relative’s ability to drive safely, dealing with caregiver stress and to how to plan for the 'new' retirement. This cost-effective program increases productivity and provides tangible support for the workforce.

“Elder care is a real issue for companies, particularly with so many baby boomers nearing retirement and also having to care for their parents,” says Linda Laitner, senior vice president, Ceridian EAP and work-life services. "We are proud of what we have built into our benefit offerings. These services help people get ready for retirement and care for their older family members, while staying productive in their jobs."

Ceridian was the nation's first provider of fully integrated EAP, work-life and wellness services. Today Ceridian's EAP and work-life services are utilized by more than 25,000 organizations worldwide of all sizes in virtually every industry. In 2003, the company received the 'Business of the Year Award For Exemplary Business Programs' from the American Society on Aging and in 2004 it won the 'Caregiver Friendly Award' from Caregiver.com. The company also recently gained accreditation from Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, an international, independent, not-for-profit accrediting body of social and behavioral healthcare services.

About Ceridian

Ceridian is changing the world of work by enabling companies to be free to succeed in their core business through its suite of innovative managed human resource solutions that include payroll and compensation, staffing, compliance, HR administration and employee effectiveness. Ceridian Corporation (NYSE: CEN) is an information services company serving businesses and employees in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information about Ceridian's comprehensive array of human resource solutions, visit http://www.myceridian.com or call (800) 729-7655.


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