Global health service leader Cigna has named Atlas a recipient of this year’s Cigna Well-Being Award for our strong commitment to improve the health and well-being of our colleagues through Wellness Matters, our workplace wellness program.
The annual Cigna Well-Being Award process is highly competitive. Applicants are evaluated based on the core components of their well-being programs, including leadership engagement, company culture, strategy and goals, implementation, and employee engagement. All applications are scored and reviewed by a panel of Cigna health promotion experts.
“A lot of companies seek out this award,” said Paula Kelly, Manager, Employee Health and Welfare Benefits. “The Cigna team encouraged us to apply because of the breadth of programs we offer to our employees.”
“We understand the important role employee well-being plays in a company’s success and the relationship between a more productive, satisfied workforce and business performance,” Paula continued. “This past year, we grew the Atlas wellness program significantly. We challenged ourselves to think outside the box when our employees weren’t able to go to the gym or to their usual fitness classes at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We did our research and worked with a number of providers to find ways to deliver a range of virtual courses, such as yoga, core workouts, walking programs and more in order to meet the different interests of our employees.”
The Company’s health and wellness offerings have since expanded to include classes on meditation, workshops on anxiety, sleep and nutrition and financial webinars. The Atlas Benefits team partners with the Mayo Clinic, White Plains Hospital, WalkingSpree, Culture of Fit and Procyon Partners to bring a diverse set of offerings to employees almost every day.
According to Cigna research, well-being programs have the ability to transform company culture and change lives. Cigna’s recent “Resilience Study” found that most well-being programs yield a positive return on investment by lowering health care costs, reducing absenteeism and delivering improved productivity gains.
“At Atlas, we recognize the importance of holistic health management and support our employees with a number of tools and resources,” said Miriam Soave, Senior Director, Benefits and Compensation. “Paula’s commitment to employee wellness has truly elevated us as a company. We have received great feedback across the organization and are excited about bringing new ideas to life in 2022.”