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Driving Innovation In the Health Care Marketplace:

A CEO Report

CBRE Group, Inc.

As a professional services and investment firm, our most important asset is our people. By proactively investing in the health and wellness of our employees, we can recruit and retain the top talent in our industry, while improving productivity in the workplace to better serve our clients. We strive to create an atmosphere that fuels collaboration and innovation and empowers our employees to perform at the highest levels while enjoying healthy, balanced lives.

Among our most important and well-received initiatives is our corporate wellness program, “myHealth — Invest in You.” This program takes a holistic approach to employee well-being by proactively addressing all aspects of health and wellness — physical, social, emotional, environmental and financial. Launched in 2012, the program’s “Invest in You” tagline resonates with the more than 7,000 annual employee participants and sends a strong message that the company prioritizes investment in our people.

To encourage proactive health management, in 2013 and 2014, the “myHealth — Invest in You” program offered employees the opportunity to earn up to a $600 annual medical premium reduction based on the results of biometric screenings and well-being assessments. If identified as high risk, employees were offered health coaching sessions which, when completed, would allow them to earn the full premium reduction. Sixty percent of these high-risk employees took advantage of health coaching.

World-renowned doctor and best-selling author Dr. Deepak Chopra has said that “our environment is an extension of our body.” As the global leader in commercial real estate, we have taken this philosophy to heart by creating and implementing an innovative workplace strategy initiative called Workplace360, which incorporates health and wellness as a key component. Using Delos® research, insight and improvement methodology, we incorporated more than 50 wellness features into our new corporate headquarters office — including circadian lighting, hydration stations, plant life, treadmill desks, ergonomic sit/stand desks and specialized air filtration. In doing so, we became the first WELLTM-certified office in the world. In 2014, many of these features will be incorporated into more than two dozen Workplace360 offices opening around the globe.

CBRE is committed to continuing to adapt our programs and initiatives to meet the health and wellness needs of our employees now and in the future.

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BRT companies provide health coverage to more than 40 million Americans. We help American workers and their families remain healthy, receive quality treatment when necessary and achieve better health outcomes. The private-sector innovations in the insurance marketplace that enable us to provide these services to our employees and their families serve as models for public programs — but additional reforms are necessary.

This report highlights the innovations we have made and the public policy changes we believe would drive value by promoting health and improving outcomes.

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