For Immediate Release
April 9, 2018
Media Contact: Thomas Thamm
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® was recently awarded the 2018 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
MONTPELIER, Vermont (April 9, 2018)—Each year the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports awards Vermont employers who promote a work environment that encourages and enables employees to improve their overall health. This is the eleventh year Vermont Mutual has been recognized by the state for its efforts in worksite wellness.
Worksite wellness brings numerous benefits for employees as well as employers, including:
• Improved employee health and well-being
• Improved employee job satisfaction and retention
• Lower healthcare cost increases associated with lower employee health risks and improved health status
• Ability to affect workers’ compensation related expenses through integration of safety and health promotion
• Reduction in absenteeism and increase in productivity
Susan Chicoine, Vice President of Human Resources, remarked “We are honored and grateful to receive the Govenor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award.” Chicoine continued “Wellness in the workplace is a core component of the Human Resources Department at Vermont Mutual. Assisting our employees in their wellness goals provides innumerable benefits for everyone at our company and we are proud to offer yearly wellness tools such as free health screenings, employee flu shots and educational seminars, among other wellness initiatives.”
Additionally, Vermont Mutual supports significant employee participation in community and charitable events that encourage active lifestyles, including the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Walk, Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and Freezing Fun for Families.
The 2018 Annual Worksite Wellness Conference took place at DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington, Vermont.
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® is a trade name of Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc. and Granite Mutual Insurance Company. Chartered in 1828, Vermont Mutual is one of the ten oldest mutual property/casualty insurers in the United States and provides coverage throughout New England and upstate New York. Through more than 400 independent agencies, the Group insures over 300,000 policyholders with a direct written premium of more than $465,000,000. The group is rated “A+ Superior” by A. M. Best and a Ward’s Top 50 performing property/casualty insurer in the U.S. for the past nine consecutive years.