Wespath Recognized for Offering One of the Best Workforce Health and Well-being Programs
September 29, 2017
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Glenview, IL—The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 425 large U.S. employers, today honored Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath) for having one of the best workforce health and well-being programs in the nation.
Pictured are Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health and Shelly Brooks-Sanford, Population Health Manager, Wespath Benefits and Investments
Wespath is among 48 U.S. employers that received the 2017 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award presented at the National Business Group on Health’s Workforce Strategy 2017 Conference. Wespath received a gold award for its well-being programs in support of The United Methodist Church (UMC). This marks the fifth year Wespath has been recognized for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging clergy, lay workers and families to improve their overall well-being.
“We are thrilled to have earned recognition at the gold level as this award reflects the UMC’s long-standing commitment to health and well-being,” said the Center for Health’s Manager of Health and Well-Being Leah Holzwarth.
Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented, “We are delighted to recognize Wespath for their innovative approach to employee, family and community health and well-being. Wespath is among an elite group of employers who are embracing well-being as an important part of their workforce strategy and working to construct a culture that promotes productivity, engagement and happiness. We congratulate Wespath and its leaders.”
About Wespath Benefits and Investments
Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath) is a not-for-profit agency that has been serving The United Methodist Church for over a century. In accordance with its fiduciary duties, Wespath administers benefit plans and invests approximately $22 billion in assets for over 100,000 participants and over 100 United Methodist-affiliated institutions. Wespath is the largest reporting faith-based pension fund in the world and among the 100 largest pension funds in the United States.
The Center for Health, with its dedicated team within Wespath, seeks to improve multiple dimensions of well-being—physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial—of clergy and lay workers of The United Methodist Church and their families.
Wespath Benefits and Investments maintains the largest reporting faith-based pension fund in the world, which is among the top 100 pension funds in the United States. Its sustainable investment activities are carried out by Wespath Investment Management, the agency’s investments division.
About the National Business Group on Health®
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and health care management. The Business Group’s mission is to keep its membership on the leading edge of innovation, thinking and action to address health care cost and the delivery, financing, affordability and consumer experience with the health care system. Business Group members, which include 73 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.