Norway Savings Bank’s Wellness Program Receives Best Practices Award from the New England Employee Benefits Council

Award presentation group photo

Norway, ME – Norway Savings Bank has been named a “Best Practices” winner by the New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC). The annual award is presented to organizations that best exhibit innovation and creativity in the planning and delivery of their employee benefit programs. Norway Savings Bank partnered with Wellness Workdays and its subsidiary OMC Wellness to develop a corporate wellness strategy that included personalized health coaching and technology to promote meaningful health outcomes for its employees.

“We are honored to receive NEEBC’s Best Practices award for our corporate wellness program,” said Richelle Wallace, Senior Vice President, Senior Resources Officer at Norway Savings Bank. “As a self-insured business, we implemented our wellness program to improve the health of our employees and control costs. We started by offering face-to-face health coaching with a focus on reducing health risks, but over time we expanded our program to add new features and initiatives, including condition management and closing gaps in care. Our goal is to engage all our employees in wellness and with the help of our partner, OMC/Wellness Workdays, we have reached 95 percent program participation.”

“Norway Savings Bank has done an incredible job expanding and invigorating its wellness program to make it attractive and accessible to all employees,” said Debra Wein, CEO of OMC/Wellness Workdays. “The Bank has made a significant investment in its workforce, which is allowing it to thrive in a competitive environment. One of the key factors in the success of their program is the support it receives from senior management – these individuals are active in the program and make sure their employees feel comfortable taking the time to take care of their health.”

 

Pictured above: Members of the Norway Savings Bank Wellness Committee from left to right: Shannon Smith, CRM Administrator, Tricia Brooks, AVP, HR Compliance & Benefits Administrator; and Nicholas Mowatt, OMC Health Coach.

About Norway Savings Bank

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of September 30, 2019, Norway Savings Bank had $1.24 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2019, Norway was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 29 continuous years. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.

 About OMC/Wellness Workdays

Wellness Workdays is a Massachusetts company with offices in New York, Florida and Texas that designs and delivers corporate wellness programs to promote employee health, productivity and a culture of well-being. Our subsidiary, OMC Wellness, based in Portland, Maine, provides population health management solutions utilizing onsite health coaching and proprietary technology to sustain measurable outcomes. A Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, we have earned industry recognition and best practices awards for our clients, which include New Balance, EMD Millipore, Putnam Investments, Cape Cod Healthcare, Brown University, Maine Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rockland Trust, Titan America, Norway Savings Bank and Harvard Business School.  Visit us at www.wellnessworkdays.com or www.OMCWellness.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

 

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