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1. Alabama Power Health and Wellness______________________________________ Main Points: I have been asked to briefly discuss WHY and HOW APC implemented a wellness program Additionally, I’ll be sharing about our program and resources that have helped our employees and perhaps will help yours also.Main Points: I have been asked to briefly discuss WHY and HOW APC implemented a wellness program Additionally, I’ll be sharing about our program and resources that have helped our employees and perhaps will help yours also.

2. Alabama Power started the wellness program for a myriad of reasons, it is the right thing to do…if you want to positively impact your employee workforce in the long run. The cost of health insurance is rising, as are the concerns revolving around absenteeism and presenteeism. Promoting healthy living and helping employees and their families establish healthy lifestyles not only impacts our company “tomorrow” but it also impacts the tomorrow of our communities and future generations. Just as the business makes decisions to train leaders for future roles in the company, it is important to educate employees on their health and encourage them to change lifestyle behaviors that WILL GREATLY IMPACT your medical plan in the long run as well. Alabama Power started the wellness program for a myriad of reasons, it is the right thing to do…if you want to positively impact your employee workforce in the long run. The cost of health insurance is rising, as are the concerns revolving around absenteeism and presenteeism. Promoting healthy living and helping employees and their families establish healthy lifestyles not only impacts our company “tomorrow” but it also impacts the tomorrow of our communities and future generations. Just as the business makes decisions to train leaders for future roles in the company, it is important to educate employees on their health and encourage them to change lifestyle behaviors that WILL GREATLY IMPACT your medical plan in the long run as well.

3. Top Three Causes of Death ? Source: CDC National Vital Statistics Reports – Volume 54 #19, June 28, 2006 This report is not gender specific. Every wellness program should begin with research on the national and regional health concerns, as well as with a review of your populations medical plan usage. As APC began establishing their ? Source: CDC National Vital Statistics Reports – Volume 54 #19, June 28, 2006 This report is not gender specific. Every wellness program should begin with research on the national and regional health concerns, as well as with a review of your populations medical plan usage. As APC began establishing their

4. Awareness is key! 5 changeable behaviors drive 70% of health care spending: Smoking Drinking Eating Stress Not enough exercise

5. Offering wellness benefits is often the right thing to do for the employees and the employers. Background Various formal and informal wellness initiatives have been in place at all companies for several years SouthernLifeStyle being phased in over time at all companies Georgia Power / SCS GA 2005 Alabama Power / Southern Nuclear / SO Power / SCS AL 2006 Gulf Power / Mississippi Power / SouthernLINC Wireless / SCS FL & MS 2007 Currently offered to active benefit-eligible employees (no dependents) Offering wellness benefits is often the right thing to do for the employees and the employers. Background Various formal and informal wellness initiatives have been in place at all companies for several years SouthernLifeStyle being phased in over time at all companies Georgia Power / SCS GA 2005 Alabama Power / Southern Nuclear / SO Power / SCS AL 2006 Gulf Power / Mississippi Power / SouthernLINC Wireless / SCS FL & MS 2007 Currently offered to active benefit-eligible employees (no dependents)

6. OUR GOALS PREVENTION To promote health and quality of life by preventing illness and disease EARLY DETECTION To promote and utilize the use of screening tests, diagnostic tests, medical exams, and self-exams for early disease detection. DISEASE MANAGEMENT To communicate and promote available resources to improve the quality of life for individuals with chronic disease conditions by minimizing the effects of a disease or chronic condition through integrative care and reducing healthcare costs. Personal examplePersonal example

8. “Cure people’s ills and make them healthy for a day. Teach them to stay well and keep them healthy for a lifetime.” ~Chinese Proverb

9. SouthernLifeStyle… The business of changing lives

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