DAVIE, Fla., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, the leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, has been recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite.
"Americans spend most of their time at the office. Unless their corporate environment empowers them to get active, most will find themselves failing to achieve their personal fitness and dietary goals," said BHG President Bob Castro. "As an employer, it's our responsibility to facilitate healthy alternatives and opportunities in the workplace."
BHG employs 107 team members in its Davie corporate headquarters, who enjoy on-site gym, recreation and shower facilities, a personal trainer, group fitness classes and a variety of healthy meal options. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel recently listed Bankers Healthcare Group among South Florida's Top Workplaces of 2015.
Worksite wellness initiatives present several benefits to workers, ranging from improved mental and physical health to reduced stress and greater job satisfaction.
According to an AHA fact sheet, obesity costs American companies $12.7 billion in medical expenses and $225.8 billion in health-related productivity losses annually, therefore encouraging employees to stay fit proves equally beneficial for employers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Benefits of Health Promotion Programs" states that worksite wellness programs:
- Minimize healthcare and disability costs with decreased incidents of sickness and injury
- Maximize employee retention, productivity and morale with reduced turnover and absenteeism
- Cultivate a corporate image and culture of health and wellness
To view the complete list of Fit-Friendly Worksites, visit the AHA's Fit-Friendly Worksites Honor Roll.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do. To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.
About Bankers Healthcare Group
Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing hassle-free financing solutions for healthcare professionals, allowing them to remain focused on delivering high quality care. BHG has provided more than $2 billion in funding to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. Inc. has recognized the company nine times for growth and job creation. For additional information, please visit www.bhg-inc.com.
Contact: Valerie Cramer (315) 679-5062
SOURCE Bankers Healthcare Group