Merchants Wins 2022 Healthiest State Award

February 18, 2022

Merchants Bonding Company was named the 2022 Healthiest State Award winner in the medium workplace category. The award recognizes workplaces for their efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans.

“At Merchants, wellness is the complete integration of body, mind and spirt and we take a holistic approach to our program,” says Vice President of Human Resources Stacey Cale. “Our wellness initiatives are continuously improving and our Healthy Living Committee has done a fantastic job of getting creative with new ideas each year to keep associates engaged.”

We pride ourselves on being an organization with a strong focus on health, wellness and work/life balance. Over the last year, Merchants offered associates mental health training options and virtual therapy, started employee resource groups, expanded our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and implemented a new work/life integration policy. The new policy allows greater flexibility for associates while maintaining a collaborative and relationship-driven culture.

For winning, Merchants received a glass blown award from Iowa artist Art Ciccotti and a monetary prize to continue working towards improving the health and wellness of our associates. 

For more information and to watch the Heathiest State Awards ceremony, visit