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Arpin Group Among Healthiest Employers in Rhode Island for Second Year

July 31, 2014

For the second year, the Providence Business News has named Arpin Group among Rhode Island’s healthiest employers in 2014. Arpin employees have been getting healthier every year since the company began implementing a series of wellness initiatives. Arpin conducts annual screenings and wellness clinics to assess biometrics such as blood pressure and glucose levels. All of the initiatives are designed to identify early onset of health issues and stress factors so that employees can seek care and advice before they develop serious health problems.

“The goal of the Arpin wellness program is to educate employees and motivate them to take the steps necessary to prevent long-term health consequences and improve quality of life,” said Christina Sarza, director of human resources at Arpin Group. “We are proud to support our employees and their families by keeping them healthy and strong.”

One of the Arpin wellness initiatives is a program developed to incentivize employees to obtain a health assessment, biometric screening and annual physical. These incentives include a company contribution to their health savings account (HSA). The company gives a discount on the premium if an employee completes additional health initiatives.

The Providence Business News annually recognizes companies – large and small – that have health and wellness initiatives and believes in encouraging employees to adopt healthy lifestyles.

Finalists are chosen based upon company size and scores in six wellness categories: culture and leadership commitment, foundation components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis. Judging is performed by an independent outside group, Healthiest Employers, a privately held technology and data research company with a focus on wellness.

Top honorees in each size category will be honored at an August awards luncheon in Providence. You can see a fill list of winners by visiting the Providence Business News website.