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Mar 11, 2019

25th Annual Worksite Health Awards now accepting nominations

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce recognize local businesses’ efforts to promote employee health

PROVIDENCE, RI – In partnership with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is now accepting applications for the 25th Annual Worksite Health Awards, honoring Rhode Island companies that pay special attention to the health and well-being of their employees. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 12.

WHAT:

All Rhode Island employers are eligible to apply for the 25th Annual Worksite Health Awards, including small (100 or fewer employees) and large businesses (more than 100 employees). Applicants must demonstrate exceptional health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies, and will be awarded in categories of exemplary, superior, outstanding and achievement.

For a second year the Worksite Health Awards are offering the “create and innovate” category, an opportunity for nominees to share their out-of-the box successes with wellness. Groups may share unique ways they promoted wellness with incentive campaigns, engagement programs, marketing campaigns or other fun ways they have motivated employees and made a positive impact to workplace culture.

WHEN:

Nominations due by Friday, April 12

Winning companies will be honored at a ceremony on June 11

WHERE:

More information and applications can be found at www.bcbsri.com/worksitehealth

WHY:

The Worksite Health Awards are an opportunity for employers to come together to celebrate and learn from best practices while showcasing the advances being made every day to improve the health and wellbeing of Rhode Islanders at work.

In 2018, nearly 70 local employers received Worksite Health Awards. More than 400 business leaders from around the state attended the 24th Annual Worksite Health Awards ceremony to celebrate the honorees’ efforts, which benefit thousands of Rhode Island employees.

OTHER:

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 supporting documentation.

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