Jun 29, 2015, 01:07 ET
DENVER, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton's Denver office has been recognized as a 2015 Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA). This is the office's second year receiving the Platinum distinction, having received the Gold distinction in 2013.
"At Lockton, we want each Associate to realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, plus we also advise clients on creating wellness programs as part of our employee benefits consulting work," said Chuck McDaniel, President and CEO of Lockton's Denver Office. "We provide a wellness program that is integrated with the Associates' health benefits to achieve the company's goal of a healthier and more productive workforce."
Lockton Denver routinely provides general health and nutrition education. The office also offers a multitude of opportunities for Associates to be active, including community service activities, free fitness classes, an onsite fitness facility, and specialized wellness programs.
From a Lockton Benefits perspective, wellness programs are often discussed as an option to improve the health and productivity of clients' work forces and covered members, as well as a way to possibly reduce healthcare costs and ease the disease burden on the population.
"We're proud to earn this distinction from the American Heart Association again this year, as having healthy Associates leads to better service for our clients," said Mark Bundy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lockton's Denver Office. "Most importantly, our healthy culture helps to fuel our focus on creating custom solutions for our clients and achieving real results."
The American Heart Association's platinum-level employers:
- Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace
- Increase healthy eating options at the worksite
- Promote a wellness culture in the workplace
- Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and culture
- Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness
To learn more about how to create a Fit-Friendly workplace for your employer, contact Lockton's Denver office at (303) 414-6000.
More than 5,300 professionals at Lockton provide 41,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For six consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.
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