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BBVA Compass Receives Second Gold Status Health Achievement Award from American Heart Association

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association recently announced the results of its 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index, a comprehensive annual survey that uses science-based and evidence-informed methods to evaluate the overall effectiveness of workplace health programs across the nation.

The AHAs Workplace Health Achievement Index recognizes organizations bases on their total Index Score. The Index scores each organization on 55 individual best practices, organized into seven categories, including leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes.

More than 1,000 companies completed the Index and 75 percent scored at bronze, silver, or gold level. Only 15 percent of the organizations that participated received Gold level recognition. 

"We are very excited to be recognized for a second year in a row. BBVA Compass has been working hard -- and continues to work hard -- to develop and deliver a holistic wellness program that employees can customize no matter where they are on their wellness journey," said BBVA Compass Senior Vice President of Corporate Wellness and Benefits Amanda Creel. "Our wellness program, Wellthy for Life, is about shedding old habits and finding fresh new ways to face each day. This recognition from the American Heart Association validates our efforts to integrate all the resources and activities that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle."

BBVA Compass employees who participate in the bank's Wellthy for Life program have the opportunity to earn up to 1,000 points by selecting and participating in wellness activities, which are divided into four categories -- physical, medical, mental/social, and financial -- to help them meet their specific goals. For employees enrolled in the company health plan, each Wellthy for Life point is converted into a dollar and deposited into either their Health Savings Account or Health Reimbursement Account throughout the year.

"This year, we were able to integrate our Wellthy for Life program with Virgin Pulse's platform, which recommends activities and programs based on employee interest, and offers a mobile app, making wellness engaging and easy," Creel added. "It's all about helping participants build healthy habits to create lasting behavior change and an improvement in their total quality of life."

Learn more about the American Heart Association's Workplace Health Achievement Index, including the entire list of 2018 Gold Recognized companies, in the September 30 issue of Forbes magazine here.

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About BBVA Group
BBVA (NYSE :BBVA ) is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a strong leadership position in the Spanish market, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. More information about BBVA Group can be found at

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 645 branches, including 332 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 18 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (6th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 6th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2017. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter, visit, or visit

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Last Updated: 27-Sep-2018