Vermont employers acknowledged for insurance policies that help Worksite Wellness

Vermont employers acknowledged for insurance policies that help Worksite Wellness
Vermont employers acknowledged for insurance policies that help Worksite Wellness

The Richards Group with Dr Levine. Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist photographs.

Wellness Convention focuses on resiliency in instances of change

Vermont Enterprise Journal Seventy-two Vermont employers obtained the Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award on the annual Worksite Wellness Convention, held this week on the Vermont School of Wonderful Arts in Montpelier. The awards acknowledge Vermont employers for actions, packages and insurance policies to assist staff enhance their well being.

Most Vermonters spend a couple of third of their day at work. Analysis has proven that an surroundings selling worker wellness within the office, actively supported by insurance policies and packages, can have a major affect on staff’ well being and well-being. These practices additionally yield advantages for employers, reminiscent of a optimistic office tradition engaging to potential staff, improved worker morale, and decreased absenteeism and well being care prices.

The Worksite Wellness Convention brings collectively Vermont enterprise homeowners, human sources professionals and wellness consultants from throughout Vermont to change concepts and finest practices for selling wholesome workplaces. This years’ convention – the primary held in particular person since 2019 – was themed “Cultivating Wellness and Resilience Throughout Instances of Change.” The occasion featured a panel dialogue, workshops and a keynote tackle by Vanessa Santos Eugenio, Improvement and Variety supervisor for the Metropolis of Burlington and govt director of We All Rise Yoga and Meditation. The convention is offered by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Bodily Health and Sports activities and the Division of Well being.

Presenting the awards, Well being Commissioner Mark Levine, MD thanked contributors for his or her partnership in selling well being and wellness. Dr. Levine acknowledged the challenges employers and staff have confronted because of the pandemic and known as on employers to proceed to contribute to efforts to make sure resilience within the office.

“These previous two and a half years have required us all to navigate and adapt to new challenges in a bunch of areas,” Dr. Levine mentioned. “Our state’s restoration and revitalization embody addressing our ‘well being debt’ – the buildup of damaging well being behaviors throughout the pandemic that can improve and extend the impact of persistent illnesses for years to come back. We not solely want folks to enhance their life-style decisions at house, however to additionally help wellness in our workplaces.”

The Division of Well being supplies helps and steerage for companies trying to implement wellness insurance policies. Some key issues employers can do embody setting family-friendly insurance policies reminiscent of being a Breastfeeding-Pleasant Employer, fostering worker tobacco use cessation, offering alternatives for bodily exercise and stress discount throughout the day, and rising entry to wholesome meals decisions on the office. 

To be taught extra about worksite wellness initiatives for workers and companies, and discover pattern methods and coverage templates, go to and

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Listing of 2022 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awardees:

Albert Bridge College

AN Deringer

ASIC North, Inc.

Aspire Residing & Studying, Inc.

Ben & Jerry’s

Berlin Elementary College

Blue Cross and Blue Defend of Vermont


Caledonia Central Supervisory Union

Champlain Valley Workplace of Financial Alternative

Chittenden Stable Waste District

Chroma Expertise Corp

Metropolis of Burlington/HR

Collins Aerospace

Neighborhood Care Community

Co-operative Insurance coverage Corporations

Engelberth Building, Inc.

Franklin County House Well being Company

Gifford Well being Care, Inc.


Grace Cottage Hospital

Grand Isle Supervisory Union


Hartland Elementary College

Heritage Household Credit score Union

Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence

Hickok & Boardman Insurance coverage Group


Howard Middle

Harm & Well being Administration Options Inc.

IVEK Company

Jericho Elementary College

King Arthur Baking Co

Lamoille County Psychological Well being Companies

Lamoille Well being Companions

Lane Press

Maple Run Unified College District

Mascoma Financial institution

Mount Mansfield Unified Union College District

Mt. Ascutney Hospital

MVP Well being Care

New Chapter, Inc.

North Nation Hospital

North Nation Federal Credit score Union

Northeast Kingdom Neighborhood Motion

Northeast Kingdom Human Companies

Northfield Financial savings Financial institution

Northwestern Counseling & Help Companies, Inc.



PC Building

ReArch Firm, Inc.

Springfield Hospital

State of Vermont

The Richards Group

The College of Vermont Medical Middle

The Vermont Nation Retailer

City of Brattleboro

Union Mutual

United Counseling Service

College of Vermont

Vermont Electrical Co-op

Vermont Federal Credit score Union

Vermont Info Processing, Inc.

Vermont Mutual Insurance coverage Firm

Vermont Packinghouse

Vermont Precision Instruments

Vermont College Boards Insurance coverage Belief

Vermont Scholar Help Company

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Area

Waitsfield Elementary College

Washington County Psychological Well being Companies