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Posted on: March 31, 2017

City of Mill Creek Earns 2017 WellCity Award

The City of Mill Creek received a 2017 WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities for its outstanding commitment to employee health. The award is one the City actually can take to the bank; it will receive a 2 percent premium discount on its AWC Employee Benefit Trust 2018 medical premiums for employees, spouses and dependents.

“We are delighted to achieve this award,” said Marci Chew, City of Mill Creek Wellness Committee representative. “Our goal is to promote and encourage the health and happiness of all City employees, because employees in turn are more productive in the workplace.”

According to AWC, a focus on wellness also contributes to higher morale and better quality of life for employees, and leads to reduced costs due to decreased sick days, disability, health care claim costs and workers’ compensation claims.

The wellness program incorporates independent and group events that focus on physical, mental and emotional health. Staff can earn an extra day off annually by regularly exercising and participating in group events.

“AWC surveys employees to help identify high-risk priorities for the City to address with the group events,” said Chew. “In 2016, we held eight group events focused brain power, mindfulness, sleep, volunteerism, humor and more. Such a program not only helps individuals, it encourages our staff to work together on some challenges.”
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