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National Business Group on Health Honors State Farm® with Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award

State Farm Among 66 Employers Recognized for Promoting Healthy Workplaces and Lifestyles

Washington, DC (July 18, 2012) – The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, recently honored State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging their workers and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles.

State Farm is among 66 U.S. employers to receive the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. State Farm received a Gold Award for its Live Well, Be Well initiatives. This marks the third year State Farm has received this award.

"We are pleased to receive 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award again this year. This award recognizes State Farm's ongoing efforts to help our employees achieve and maintain excellent health." said Dr. Stephen Kindred, Assistant Vice President and Medical Director.

State Farm cares about the health of its employees and their families. Its Live Well, Be Well initiatives encourage employees to make informed lifestyle decisions in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and weight management, tobacco cessation, stress management and preventive screenings.

Helen Darling, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: "We are very pleased to recognize State Farm for its ongoing commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees. State Farm and its management team should be proud for their dedication and recognizing the importance of promoting and maintaining a healthy workforce. We congratulate them on receiving this award."

About the National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 345 members include 64 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit businessgrouphealth.org.

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About State Farm®

State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts - more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 43 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.