The City of Lake Stevens recently earned a Well City Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Employee Benefit Trust, one of 82 cities receiving the award. The award is based on meeting stringent best practice standards in employee health promotion.
Award recipients receive a two percent premium discount on their Regence BlueShield or Asuris Northwest Health medical coverage for employee and spouses in 2012.
“While the two percent premium discount is a considerable motivation in times of strained budgets, the rewards go beyond the monetary savings,” said Mike McCarty, AWC CEO. “A city that works on employee health sees increases in productivity, morale and employee retention, and decreases in absenteeism and injuries.”
Founded in 1933, the Association of Washington Cities is a private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation that provides legislative representation, educational training, technical assistance, municipal liability insurance, health insurance and other services to Washington’s cities and towns.