The credit union was among 12 companies which were named in the Silver category for their commitment to creating a healthier workplace and improving the well-being of their employees. Last year, the company earned a bronze award.
Jasiel Legon, SVP, and chief talent officer, GTE Financial said “Receiving this award means a great deal. We are encouraging our employees to be the best version of themselves. Studies prove that the healthier you are, the more engaged you are at work.”
In the past year, GTE Financial added wellness time off to its already robust employee benefits package, which pays staff for up to four hours for any wellness activity they may need. GTE also launched Vitality, an interactive app that tracks wellness goals and rewards participants with points. This employee health portal has received more than 61% employee registrations.
Also, the credit union developed an internal program called GTE LiveWell. It was designed to engage employees, bringing them one step closer to their wellness goals. As part of the initiative, on October 29, 2018, GTE Financial will offer employees free mammograms. A mobile mammography bus will be onsite to conduct screenings.
The winners of this award include Aetna customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington D.C. Companies must have more than 100 employees and have already established wellness programs in place, to be eligible for this award.
Award recipients were chosen based on combined scores from the Aetna Worksite Awards application and the Health and Well-being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer© (HERO scorecard), an industry-leading tool that assesses organizational wellness programs.
About GTE Financial:
GTE Financial is a not‐for‐profit financial cooperative with more than $1.8 billion in assets and 23 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving more than 260,000 individuals and businesses. More information on GTE Financial can be found at www.gtefinancial.org.