Warwick, RI (July 13, 2017) – The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company was recognized with a Exemplary Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) for effective programs encouraging employee health and well-being in a meaningful way.
"At Beacon Mutual, we're committed to promoting a culture of health for all employees. We offer educational wellness seminars, an on-site gym, personal training and nutrition services as well as annual health screenings for our staff. We know how important worksite wellness is to a company's culture. Healthy employees are more productive and happier at work!"
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company was one of more than 75 Rhode Island businesses honored by BCBSRI and the Chamber with a Worksite Health Award at a breakfast attended by hundreds of state business leaders. The event celebrated local businesses who have demonstrated a commitment to improving Rhode Islanders’ overall health through innovative wellness programs, as companies and individuals.
“We commend The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company for investing in wellness programming and creating a stronger workforce,” said Kim Keck, president and CEO of BCBSRI. “Employees who are encouraged to take charge of their own health and wellness feel empowered and valued. Working as a team to help employees get healthy and stay healthy translates to a more committed, more engaged workforce – and that is a true sign of success.”
"By increasing morale and production, and decreasing healthcare costs and sick leave, worksite health programs are a win for all involved. We applaud The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company for making the commitment to invest in the wellness of their team and for inspiring more Rhode Island businesses to find creative ways to help their employees live better, healthier and happier lives. We encourage other companies to follow their lead,” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.