Union Mutual Receives 3rd Straight Gold-Level Worksite Wellness Accolade

Union Mutual hosted an outdoor, socially-distant flu clinic in the fall of 2020

MONTPELIER – Union Mutual is proud to announce it was recently honored by The Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports with a 2021 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award – GOLD Level. This is the Company’s third consecutive top-tier wellness honor.

“With most of our staff working remotely this past year, the employee-led Wellness Team discovered new and creative opportunities to reinforce our motto to, “Live Life Well,” Human Resources Specialist Kim Whitcomb said. “Our team was steadfast in their commitment to employee wellness and it is an honor to receive this award and highlight the hard work and dedication of all of the employees here at Union Mutual.”

According to the Vermont Department of Health, the annual Worksite Wellness Awards create a standard of excellence for worksite wellness initiatives and recognize Vermont employers’ efforts to enhance productivity, bolster a healthy environment and improve employee wellbeing.

Employers are rankings are based on a roughly 100-question survey, addressing all aspects of an organization’s wellness program – from availability of healthy food options and on-site fitness opportunities to occupational safety and accessibility measures.

“This award is a testament to the efforts of our employees especially during these challenging times. It is more important than ever to stay connected and to stay well,” Union Mutual President & CEO Lisa Keysar said. “These creative initiatives truly make Union Mutual a wonderful place to work.”

The awards were presented virtually to 71 employers at the annual Worksite Wellness conference on April 8, 2021.



Union Mutual of Vermont Companies, founded in 1874, is a property casualty insurance group consisting of Union Mutual Fire Insurance and New England Guaranty Insurance Company Inc., both based in Montpelier, Vermont; and Community Mutual Insurance Company, based in Latham, New York. The three companies write a total of $186 million in direct premium annually through independent agents throughout New England and New York, and are all rated A-(Excellent) with a Positive Outlook by A.M. Best.