Merchants' Wellness Program
March 4, 2014
Since its inception, the Merchants Bonding Company™ Healthy Living Committee has resolved to build healthy lives one step at a time. The committee is making good on its resolve with its latest program “MBC Rewards.” The Healthy Living Committee kicked off the rewards program for all Merchants associates on January 2, this year.
With little extra effort or time required, every employee at Merchants will be able to receive rewards for healthy behavior if they choose to. Associates earn points by participating in activities identified by the Healthy Living Committee. They submit their points on the committee website, and when they accumulate a certain amount of points, they can claim a prize. About 60 associates are involved in the program, and many are well on their way towards earning prizes and becoming healthier, and leading Iowa to the top of the list of healthiest states.
“I think it is great that more companies are recognizing the value of encouraging healthy behaviors,” said Regulatory Compliance Analyst and Healthy Living Committee Chair Andre Carl. “Whether it is by providing a place to work out, creating rewards programs or even just providing employees with basic health information, both the employer and employee benefit."
In 2011, Iowa began the Healthiest State Initiative. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®, Iowa ranked number 19 in the nation when it came to being physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. The 2013 index placed us at number 10. Read more about our placement on the index and health in the workforce from Business News Record.