Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Invite Businesses to Apply for 21st Annual Worksite Health Awards

PROVIDENCE, RI – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced that the call for applications for the 21stAnnual Worksite Health Awards, which recognize Rhode Island companies with successful workplace wellness programs, is open now through Friday, March 13.

BCBSRI’s Wellness Works™ program is a proud Presenting Sponsor of these awards, in partnership with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC). All Rhode Island companies are eligible, including small (100 or fewer employees) and large (over 100 employees) businesses, and applicants
must demonstrate exceptional health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies. Winning companies will be honored at a ceremony on June 4 and profiled in a special section of Rhode Island Monthly magazine.

“A healthy workforce is essential to advancing the mission of any organization,” said Melissa Cummings, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, BCBSRI. “The Worksite Health Awards are an opportunity for employers across the state to be recognized for their commitment to wellness in the workplace. From exercise to diet to stress reduction, investing in the well-being of employees returns tremendous benefits – not only to employees themselves, but toward a company’s success overall.”

“Keeping your employees healthy can have a positive impact on morale, retention, and your bottom line. If your company successfully promotes worksite wellness—improving the health of your employees and your business—we want to recognize you for it,” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.

In 2014, over 70 local companies received Worksite Health Awards. All Rhode Island businesses are eligible to apply for Worksite Health Awards, which are awarded annually. Winners are selected based on the scale and impact of their health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies
after submitting proof of those programs.

Interested businesses can find more detail and apply online at

About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 550,000 members. The company is an independent
licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI, and like us on Facebook at

About the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is to foster the development of a positive and productive business climate for our community through economic development, business-to-business relationship building and effective public policies and government. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter @provchamber.

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