posted on August 11, 2011 08:58
Rome, Ga. - Floyd County and its Wellness program have been selected by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to receive one of 40 Employee Wellness Program Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health of county employees and family members. The grant is in the amount of $5,000.
“We are very pleased that our wellness program has been chosen six consecutive years to receive this grant,” said Kevin Poe, County Manager. “We hired a fulltime wellness coordinator last year and are seeing some amazing results through her efforts. Receiving this grant only helps add to the exceptional program we have going on.”
Awards are made to members of the ACCG-Group Health Benefits Program, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, based on a County’s commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion. Wellness programs have a demonstrated track record of improving employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale.
“Our Wellness program has been in service now for seven years and we have had tremendous results,” said Larry Johnson, Floyd County Human Resources Director. “For the 2011 and 2012 Insurance year, we are pleased to announce that the basic insurance cost for Floyd County employees will remain unchanged. Currently, we have over 30 programs for employees to participate in, such as Terrific Tuesdays, our own Walking Well program, an annual Health Fair –all of which employees can participate on company time.”
“Our wellness program is designed to foster employee’s attention to personal health and contributes to our health plan remaining constant with no increase,” added Johnson.
For more information on Floyd County’s Wellness program, please visit www.romefloyd.com.