Human Resources

Bouchard Insurance receives Florida Well Being Award Two Years in a Row

For the second year in a row, Bouchard Insurance received First Place in the Florida Well Being Award in the under 500 employee segment of Cigna clients. This honor recognizes companies for exceptional commitment to improving employees' physical and emotional health through workplace wellness programs. Bouchard was presented with the award Tuesday, August 28, at the Omni Orlando Resort.

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Applicants were evaluated based on the core components of their wellness program, including the goals, implementation, incentives, leadership engagement and employee participation. All applications were reviewed and judged by an internal, multi-departmental review committee from Cigna.

Bouchard is honored to be recognized by Cigna.  Health and wellness is an integral part of our culture and our programs help employees achieve their goals and improve their overall quality of life. We're passionate about our employees' well-being and take every opportunity to celebrate their success.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. employers lose more than $225 billion each year in productivity due to employee health problems. Cigna created the Well-Being Award to recognize employer clients that have a positive impact on the health and well-being of their workforce.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Beth Patterson is the Agency Coordinator for Human Resources at Bouchard Insurance.  Beth and the HR team have been a critical part of the wellness strategies we have implemented internally and believe it makes us a better employer and partner in the communities we serve. | Connect on LinkedIn

American Heart Association Recognizes Bouchard Insurance for Workplace Health Achievement

Last week the American Heart Association announced the National 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index. Bouchard Insurance is proud to have met the criteria for Gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

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Over 1,000 companies completed the Index assessment this year and 75% of those received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. This program allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs as well as the overall heart health of their employees. The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees, and the Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those health best practices. Companies recognized at the Gold level achieved an Index score of 175 - 217 out of a maximum 217 points.

We believe that investing in our employees’ health pays off.  When an employee’s health improves, this lowers health costs for both the employee and the employer. A direct result of a healthier workforce is enhanced productivity and employee retention, not to mention, a culture of wellness allows for better teamwork and overall morale. 

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All of this equates to increased profitability and a happier staff!  Running a healthy business means helping empower employees to make lasting, noticeable changes in their health and well-being.

We have worked hard to establish a true culture of wellness with engaged employees here at Bouchard. We post “Stall Street Journal” communication pieces on the inside of the bathroom stalls. Talk about having a captive audience! We change them out weekly, and try to keep the messages short but relatable. We have hosted infused water bars to promote hydration and hold an annual Office Olympics event. Our active wellness team stays busy coming up with fun, fresh ideas.

We are very proud to be listed as one of 21 companies nationwide in our size who met the criteria for Gold level recognition. Visit the American Heart Association website to view the full list.


About the Author

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Beth Patterson is the Agency Coordinator for Human Resources at Bouchard Insurance.  Beth and the HR team have been a critical part of the wellness strategies we have implemented internally and believe it makes us a better employer and partner in the communities we serve. | Connect on LinkedIn

B Steppin' Step Challenge

Each day we take thousands of steps to get where we need to go. Employees at Bouchard Insurance took steps toward a healthier workplace with a step challenge which launched on National Walking Day – April 4, 2018. We had 87 employees participate in a 15-day step challenge, collectively walking 8,861,176 steps! Users tracked their activity through Go365, a wellness program affiliated with Humana.

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We strive to create a culture of health at Bouchard and quarterly step challenges is one of the ways employees get excited about improving their well-being. Employees use a variety of ways to get their steps in at the office. The popular ways are taking walking meetings, using the restroom and/or break room on the opposite side of the building, walking to lunch, participating in an exercise class during lunch, and stretching while on conference calls.

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There is always a way to squeeze in the recommended 10,000 steps daily, you just need to find what works best with your schedule and lifestyle.

We challenge you to get heart healthy and fit in 2018!


About the Author

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Taylor Devine is the Talent Coordinator for Bouchard Insurance. Taylor coordinates wellness initiatives within the HR Department. | Connect on LinkedIn