Union Mutual Receives 4th Straight Gold-Level Worksite Wellness Accolade
MONTPELIER – Union Mutual was recently honored by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports with a 2022 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award – GOLD Level. This is the Company’s fourth consecutive top-tier wellness honor.
“The wellbeing of our staff is one of our top priorities, and the employee-led Wellness Team continues to discover new and creative opportunities to reinforce our ‘Live Life Well’ mission,” Human Resources Specialist Kim Whitcomb said. “Even with the shift to a largely remote workforce, we remain purposeful in our approach to employee wellness. It is an honor to receive this award which highlights 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. The roughly 100-question survey addresses 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.
Union Mutual has a robust wellness program, with offerings such as an on-site gym for employee use, wellness challenges throughout the year, healthy snack options, a no-smoking campus, lunch-and-learn training events on a variety of topics from retirement readiness to healthy cooking, participation in an Employee Assistance Program, and more.
“Our focus on overall employee wellness is a big part of what makes Union Mutual a Best Place to Work,” Union Mutual President & CEO Lisa Keysar said. “We particularly enjoy combining wellness with community support, as in our presenting sponsorship of the Corporate Cup and involvement with Special Olympics Vermont. Our leadership is committed to ensuring our benefits are valuable and relevant to all employees.”
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 $193 million in direct premium annually through independent agents throughout New England and New York, and are all rated A (Excellent) with a Stable Outlook by A.M. Best.