For immediate release: March 29, 2012
Contact: Kathy Parry (802) 371-3205
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Groups Win 2012 Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Worksite Wellness Awards
BERLIN, VT – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) announced today that 16 of its employer groups were awarded Worksite Wellness Awards at the 2012 Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Worksite Wellness Conference held on March 28 in Burlington.
The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports gives awards to employer programs that support staff access to physical fitness activities and promote good health at work and beyond. The awards are categorized on the number of employees at each worksite so that smaller companies do not compete against larger ones. Several levels of awards are given in each size category: Gold Standard for past Gold recipients, Gold, Silver and Bronze. This year, a new category was added for "rising stars" for groups who made great progress in the last year.
Governor Peter Shumlin and Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen presented awards on behalf of the council to 79 employers.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont recognizes worksite wellness as an important component in an employer’s strategy for managing health care costs and improving the health and productivity of employees. With the increase in BCBSVT health, wellness and care management services and most notably, the concierge-level service provided by the BCBSVT health management consultant, the Plan has seen an increase in the number of groups who have taken an active role in engaging in worksite wellness.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont congratulates its employer groups who won worksite wellness awards in the following categories:
Chittenden Solid Waste
Rutland Mental Health Services
Village of Derby Center
Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Heritage Family Credit Union
City of Burlington
Village of Derby Line
Town of Killington
Hickok and Boardman Group Benefits
Engelberth Construction, Inc.
Town of Marshfield
Town of Castleton
Dwight Asset Management
Central Vermont Medical Center
About the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
The Governor's Council is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of approximately 20 volunteers, appointed by the Governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 340 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in South Burlington, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the internet at www.bcbsvt.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.