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Corporate Impact Award: Excellence in Tobacco Control

The Corporate Impact Award: Excellence in Tobacco Control honors a company which implements a company-wide smoke-free policy that is enforced in all US worksites. Under the policy, employees are offered access to a tobacco prevention/cessation program, and all barriers, including employee out-of-pocket expenses, have been removed.

Magellan Health Services is the recipient of the 2011 Corporate Impact Award: Excellence in Tobacco Control.

Headquartered in Avon, Connecticut, Magellan is a leading specialty health care management company within the private and governmental sectors. The company is being honored for implementing a companywide smoke-free policy in all U.S. worksites, and for offering employees access to a tobacco prevention/cessation program with all barriers, including employee out-of-pocket expense, having been removed.

Magellan originally engaged with the American Cancer Society in 2009, and the following year it implemented the Society’s recommendations for a tobacco-free workplace policy among all of its owned or leased facilities.

All Magellan employees received policy training, and they have constant access to the initiative’s guidelines via the company’s Intranet site, which includes information about the American Cancer Society Quit For Life® Program tobacco cessation benefit, operated and managed by Alere Wellbeing, and outside assistance resources such as the Society’s comprehensive cache of online information.

For Magellan employees and their dependents, Quit For Life counseling is available at no charge. Through a variety of communications tools, including newsletters, annual benefits enrollment periods, break room and cafeteria posters, etc., the company regularly promotes Quit For Life benefits and all national anti-smoking events.

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