Local Cities Earn WellCity Awards
Olympia, WA – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Employee Benefit Trust has announced that the Town of Coulee Dam is one of 111 winners of its distinguished WellCity Award. This recognition is awarded to cities and public entities that met stringent WellCity standards, which demonstrate their commitment to employee health.
Award winners are all part of AWC’s Employee Benefit Trust, a health insurance pool that provides coverage to more than14,000 employees and family members across the state. When an employer meets the WellCity standards, they earn a 2% discount on their medical premiums. For Coulee Dam this is estimated to be $3500.00.
“Employers that place employee health among their core values, and demonstrate that belief through healthy workplace policies, environments, and wellness programs, empower their employees to value and maintain good health. Both the city and the community benefit from more productive employees, it’s a win for everyone,” said Luann Hopkins, AWC Interim CEO.
A complete list of the cities that earned this year’s award can be found at www.awcnet.org/wellcityawards.
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.