Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Invite Businesses to Apply for 22nd Annual Worksite Health Awards

(2.19.2016)
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced that the call for applications for the 22nd Annual Worksite Health Awards, which recognize Rhode Island companies with successful workplace wellness programs, is open now through Friday, March 4.

BCBSRI’s Wellness Works™ program is a proud Presenting Sponsor of these awards, in partnership with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC). All Rhode Island companies are eligible, including small (100 or fewer employees) and large (over 100 employees) businesses, and applicants must demonstrate exceptional health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies. Winning companies will be honored at a ceremony on June 2 and profiled in a special section of Rhode Island Monthly magazine.

“A healthier workforce leads to lower costs and higher productivity,” said Melissa Cummings, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, BCBSRI. “Working closely with Rhode Island businesses, the Chamber and Blue Cross see the innovation, dedication, and healthy outcomes our local businesses are achieving by focusing on wellness. For over 20 years, the Worksite Health Awards has recognized and celebrated the positive impact these organizations are having on the health of their employees and our Rhode Island economy.”

“A company's workforce is its most valuable resource. Inspiring and helping them to adopt a healthy lifestyle has a positive impact on morale, retention, and your bottom line. If your company successfully promotes worksite wellness—improving the health of your employees and your business—we want to recognize you for it,” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.

In 2015, more than 75 local companies received Worksite Health Awards. All Rhode Island businesses are eligible to apply for Worksite Health Awards, which are awarded annually. Winners are selected based on the scale and impact of their health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies after submitting proof of those programs.

Interested businesses can find more detail and apply online at BCBSRI.com/WorksiteHealth.

About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 450,000 members. The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit www.bcbsri.com, follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI, and like us on Facebook at fb.com/bcbsri.

About the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is to foster the development of a positive and productive business climate for our community through economic development, business-to-business relationship building and effective public policies and government. For more information visit
www.providencechamber.com or follow us on Twitter @provchamber.

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