The City of DuPont recently earned a WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Employee Benefit Trust, one of 82 cities receiving the award. The award is based on meeting stringent best practice standards in employee health promotion.
Award recipients receive a 2% premium discount on their Regence BlueShield or Asuris Northwest Health medical coverage for employee & spouses in 2012.
“While the 2% premium discount is a considerable motivation in times of strained budgets, the rewards go beyond the monetary savings.” said Mike McCarty, AWC CEO. “A city that works on employee health sees increases in productivity, morale and employee retention, and decreases in absenteeism and injuries,” McCarty said.
Founded in 1933, the Association of Washington Cities is a private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation that provides legislative representation, educational training, technical assistance, municipal liability insurance, health insurance and other services to Washington’s cities and towns.
AWC’s Employee Benefit Trust provides health benefits to over 15,000 city employees in Washington.