For immediate release: April 11, 2012
Contact: Kathy Parry (802) 371-3205
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Receives National Gold-Level Award from the Wellness Council of America
BERLIN, VT – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) was recently recognized by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) for the company’s outstanding achievements in health promotion in the workplace.
BCBSVT participated in the application process which assessed the company’s development and implementation of wellness initiatives with a context of seven critical benchmarks shown to produce results in similar settings.
The award presenter, Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), is a national nonprofit organization with a vision to improve the health and well-being of all working Americans. They believe that a healthy workforce is essential to America’s continued growth and prosperity and that much of the illness in the US is directly preventable. They state that the workplace is an ideal setting to address health and well-being and that workplace wellness programs can transform corporate culture and change lives.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s only Vermont-based health insurer and is the largest private health plan in Vermont. The non-profit company employs more than 340 people and provides health care benefits for about 180,000 Vermonters. The company offers benefits and services to virtually all Vermont populations through its array of products and through its partner companies, The Vermont Health Plan (TVHP) and Comprehensive Benefits Administrators. 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.