Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Among Healthiest Workplaces In America
Here at Bi-State Development Agency/Metro we are proud to report that we ranked No. 41 out of 100 companies in Healthiest Employers’ latest 2014 ranking.
Healthiest Employer is an Indianapolis-based corporate wellness research and data analysis firm that honors employers of all sizes, regions and industries each year for its Healthiest 100 list. The list uses a two-part scoring methodology incorporating an employer’s Healthiest Employer Index and data provided in the Strategic Wellness Assessment. (Click here for the complete award methodology.)
The wellness program at Metro covers all aspects of an employee’s wellness. We offer programs that tailor to exercise and fitness, provides exercise classes and free personal training sessions. We also sponsor weight management groups at several of our facilities.
We provide events that address health topics such as stroke awareness and cardiovascular health and also check for common health issues such as diabetes and cancer via mammograms and prostate screenings.
Another healthy perk Metro provides is an annual incentive coined “Healthy $avings.” Participants enrolled in Metro’s medical insurance plan can redeem $500 for their insurance premium by completing healthy behaviors, such as going to the dentist annually. Part of that program is our annual biometrics screenings, when team of health professionals screen employees, spouses and even retirees for blood pressure, cholesterol, height, weight and glucose.
All Metro programs are free for employees and typically extend to an employee’s family.
This is the first time we have been named among the top workplaces in America by Healthiest Employers. We were nominated for the second year in a row as a top 5 finalist for St. Louis’ Fittest Employers award. We are also a recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit Friendly Worksite.