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Lynnwood Earns AWC WellCity Award

Lynnwood was recognized by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Employee Benefit Trust as a 2014 WellCity Award recipient. Lynnwood joins a total of 96 cities and public entities that met the stringent WellCity standards which demonstrate their commitment to employee health. All of these cities are part of AWC’s Employee Benefit Trust, a health insurance pool that provides coverage to 14,000 city employees across the state. When an employer meets the WellCity standards, they earn a 2% discount on their medical premiums.

“Employers that promote wellness empower their employees to become healthier. These employees address health concerns earlier and have less costly medical claims. Both the city and the community benefit from more productive employees, it’s a win for everyone,” said Mike McCarty, AWC CEO.

“Bringing this award to the City of Lynnwood has inspired a spirit of well-being for our employees and our city,” remarked Mayor Nicola Smith

A complete list of the cities that earned this year’s award can be found at awcnet.org/wellcityawards.