Silberstein Insurance Group is pleased to announce that we have been designated as a Well Workplace at the Small Business Level by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).
By achieving this designation, we will be recognized by WELCOA as one of America’s Healthiest Small Companies. SIG is the first benefits consulting firm in the state of Maryland to receive this designation and are one of fewer than 10 small businesses in the country to receive this recognition in 2014.
By successfully meeting a rigorous set of health promotion standards, SIG has demonstrated their willingness to promote and improve the health and well-being of their most valuable asset – our employees.
From sharing our CEO’s vision for wellness at SIG and appointing an internal Wellness Director to oversee our program to annually surveying employee interests and implementing healthy policies and procedures, SIG took months to complete the 10-step application. Other criteria SIG had to meet were providing an opportunity for health screening, offering an annual fitness campaign and healthy eating Lunch ’n Learns, establishing an in-house wellness library, and supporting community health efforts.
SIG’s in-house Wellness Director, Rachel Druckenmiller, has been with the firm since 2003 and has watched the program unfold, change and grow over that time. She had wanted to apply for the award for several years but had to make some tweaks to the program before SIG could meet all of the application criteria. “Our wellness team’s vision for SIG’s wellness program is that we lead by example, helping our employees ‘get healthy and have fun doing it.’ Our branding, SIGSpark, highlights the importance of providing multiple opportunities for employees to practice healthy behaviors with the mindset that each one could be the “spark” that ignites long-term change. Our tagline, “Come alive,” implies that we value health for what it allows us to do – to truly come alive and be our best selves.”
SIG’s innovative initiatives – from onsite healthy cooking demonstrations and a company Vitamix blender for smoothies to onsite fitness classes and Gratitude Campaigns – show their commitment to supporting employees’ well-being in a holistic, comprehensive way.
Richard Silberstein, CEO of SIG is proud of this accomplishment and his employees, “My goal is that SIG’s wellness program be supported by leadership, valued by employees, and admired by our clients and competitors. I want the program to have broad support and participation, not just be a box employees check off as they go about their day. Building a healthy culture is a top priority for me and the leadership team, and our wellness program is a huge part of making sure we have a productive, healthy and happy culture.”