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Jones Lang LaSalle received UnitedHelahtcare's 2012 Apex award

Jones Lang LaSalle’s customized Health Empowerment Program recognized for innovative approach to supporting employee health and wellness

CHICAGO (June 22, 2012) – Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), a global professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate, has received UnitedHealthcare’s 2012 Apex Award, honoring employers and companies that offer exceptionally innovative health care benefit strategies.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s customized Health Empowerment Program, a comprehensive health and wellness campaign launched in 2010, features strategies and resources, such as support groups, health screenings, smoking cessation programs and an employee-generated blog featuring stories on the pursuit of health and wellness. In the program’s first full year, nearly 80 percent of Jones Lang LaSalle’s employees took a “Wellness Pledge” to improve their health, while 70 percent took advantage of the financial-incentives offerings that reward employees for taking preventive health measures.
Critical to the Health Empowerment Program is employee engagement through a network of nearly 150 “health champions” who organize office health fairs, screenings, weight loss challenges and healthy pot lucks, and who share testimonials of colleagues’ successes. The firm partners with the American Cancer Society and its Active for Life program, which includes 10-week, team-based competitions that encourage healthy living. With employees taking greater control of their health, the company has seen health care cost savings of $3 million total in the past two years.
“Jones Lang LaSalle’s recognition by UnitedHealthcare for our Health Empowerment Program validates the effectiveness of our innovative solution to providing employees and their families the resources and tools to live healthy lives,” said Howard Futterman, Senior Vice President of Benefits for Jones Lang LaSalle. “Consistent with our focus on the health, safety and well-being of our workforce, we needed to develop a comprehensive and creative solution to bring them cost-effective, customized and accessible benefits. We’re so proud that the Health Empowerment Program has a proven track record for success.”
This year’s Apex Awards judges praised Jones Lang LaSalle’s Health Empowerment Program as “extremely well thought out and executed,” adding that “it’s impressive to see a company this size successfully tie incentives with actual health outcomes, not just participation in a wellness activity.”
“The Health Empowerment Program is a groundbreaking program that is producing impressive results for Jones Lang LaSalle employees and their families,” said Elizabeth Winsor, CEO, UnitedHealthcare National Accounts. “Jones Lang LaSalle’s commitment to improving its employees’ health while innovating new health benefit offerings to support their health challenges has brought about tangible, positive change to its workforce.”


Now in its eighth year, the Apex Awards program honors UnitedHealthcare National Accounts employer customers that have designed innovative, effective health care benefits strategies that are improving the health care experience for their employees. An independent judging panel, composed of leaders from across the health care industry including the previous year’s winners, selects the winners based on employers’ innovative approaches to specific health care challenges.


About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47.2 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit
About the Apex Award
The Apex Award is an annual award that recognizes the best-designed health care benefits strategies and programs of innovative employers that are working to improve the health care experience for consumers.  Its mission is to promote a national dialogue on how these groups are helping advance accessibility, quality, simplicity and affordability in health care.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. ​