Merchants Named Healthiest State Finalist

January 12, 2022

Merchants Bonding Company was selected as a finalist in the medium workplace category for the 2022 Healthiest State Annual Awards. The awards recognize workplaces for their efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans.

We pride ourselves on being an organization with a strong focus on health, wellness and work/life balance. Over the last year, Merchants has implemented new and innovative programs including mental health trainings and virtual therapy, employee resource groups, the expansion of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and a new work-life integration policy implemented in July.

To be more accommodating to all associates, Merchants introduced a new work-life integration policy allowing greater flexibility for associates while maintaining a collaborative and relationship-driven culture. This model expresses the importance of balancing the needs of the company, associates and their families.

”Merchants’ new work-life integration policy is great,” says Marketing Coordinator Emma Gerdis. “The policy allows each associate to incorporate more of a balance into their life and place emphasis on values that are important to them.”

This is the fourth consecutive year Merchants has been named a finalist in the workplace category. Merchants will be recognized and winners will be announced at the virtual Heathiest State Awards ceremony on February 17. For more information, visit