SOURCE: GlobalFit



July 12, 2011 09:17 ET

Allstate Insurance Company & GlobalFit Announce Corporate Wellness Program for More Than 10,000 Employees

Allstate to Use GlobalFit Technology to Encourage Employee Wellbeing Through Increased Daily Activity

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) and GlobalFit, a leading provider of healthy living programs, today announced the launch of Destination: You, a program to track and motivate physical activity, to more than 10,000 Allstate employees nationwide.

The implementation of GlobalFit's Destination: You program positions Allstate as an industry leader taking progressive steps to help employees enhance their overall wellness through increased daily steps. Allstate added Destination: You to its existing wellbeing program for its track record of high engagement and measurable results in getting large populations more active.

A results-oriented, step-based activity tracking program, Destination: You includes online education, workplace motivation, and incentives to boost activity through realistic goal-setting and tracking. The web-based program uses activity trackers -- given to every participating employee -- to calculate their daily steps taken, distances walked and calories burned. The information is then uploaded in real time to a personal website that tracks and manages each employee's physical activity and goals.

"Allstate wants to help our employees get the most out of life, and that includes encouraging healthy habits," said Ned Kyle, Director of Benefits at Allstate. "Destination: You complements our robust wellbeing program by providing both education and the tools needed to help employees get moving every day. We have been very pleased with the positive response to Destination: You so far, as nearly a third of our workforce enrolled within the first two weeks of eligibility."

"Adopting initiatives that help build practical, healthy lifestyles allows companies, such as Allstate, to positively impact employee wellness, corporate culture and healthcare expenses," said Frank Napolitano, CEO of GlobalFit. "This is a major physical activity initiative for Allstate, and we are proud to have had our Destination: You technology selected as a great way to help employees meet their health goals."

Walking is commonly cited as having the lowest dropout rate of any form of exercise due to its convenience, cost-effectiveness and its ability to be incorporated into everyday life. Research has also shown that walking helps reduce the risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease -- all of which are considered serious and growing health issues within the United States.

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With 70 million eligible employees in the United States and Canada, GlobalFit is a leading provider of healthy living programs. Since 1992, GlobalFit has been known for its network of 10,000+ gyms. Today, its signature offering is Destination: You, a corporate program, combining step-based activity tracking with education, motivation and incentives to help employees build healthier lifestyles.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer known for its "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via and 1-800 Allstate®.

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