Staying in Good Shape: Solstice Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite
January 20, 2016
Solstice Benefits, Inc., for the fifth year in a row, has been recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. Achieving Gold-Level status, the company provides employees with physical activity support, makes healthy eating options available, and continues to promote a culture of wellness on-site. Recent moves Solstice has taken include the implementation of a “Biggest Loser” contest and a vending machine with smarter snacks.
“At Solstice, we are committed to promoting the overall health of both the public we’re grateful to serve and the individuals we’re lucky to call our employees,” said Solstice chief operating officer Carlos Ferrera. “It’s an honor to be named a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association as we strive to provide the best possible workplace environment. Wellness starts from within, and our actions will positively affect the company in more ways than one."
Health care expenses are a costly issue. American employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of them. When people lack regular physical activity, the risks of medical problems like obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes are raised. Illnesses cause employees to miss time at work, which impacts productivity. By helping companies make their employees’ health and well-being a priority, the Fit-Friendly Worksites program encourages positive change in the American workforce.
For more information about the Fit-Friendly Worksites program and how it’s helping to improve the health of Americans by focusing on the workplace, visit heart.org/worksitewellness.
About the American Heart Association:
The American Heart Association is devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do. To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.
Solstice is a privately held Florida corporation based in Plantation, Fla. Solstice administers and markets dental, vision, pharmaceutical, life and short- and long-term disability benefits plans. Solstice and its subsidiaries also offer Third Party Administration (TPA) services in the Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia markets—and are in the process of expanding nationwide. It has been named one of “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For” and has made Inc. magazine’s “America’s Fastest Growing Companies” list for three years in a row. Solstice has also developed the Solstice Marketplace, a private health care exchange. Created specifically with insurance brokers in mind, the Solstice Marketplace provides brokers with a one stop shop to offer personalized service to their customers.
For information on Solstice and the Solstice Marketplace, contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit www.SolsticeBenefits.com and www.SolsticeMarketplace.com.
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