Union Mutual Receives Gold-Level Worksite Wellness Award
MONTPELIER – Union Mutual Insurance Company was recently recognized by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports with a 2023 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award – GOLD Level. This is the Company’s fifth consecutive top-tier wellness honor.
“The wellbeing of our staff is a top priority at Union Mutual, so the Company is continually seeking meaningful and creative opportunities to enhance wellbeing,” Human Resources Manager Kristin Sweet said. “The Worksite Wellness Award provides recognition of the hard work and dedication of our employees who help the Company maintain a solid approach to employee wellness.”
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, 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 employee wellness is central in making Union Mutual a Best Place to Work in Vermont,” Union Mutual President & CEO Lisa Keysar said. “We particularly enjoy combining wellness with community support, as we do by sponsoring the Corporate Cup event and being actively involved with Special Olympics Vermont. The leadership of our Company is committed to ensuring that 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 $212 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.