City of North Bend gets WellCity nod

North Bend is among 84 cities and agencies to earn a WellCity award from the Association of Washington Cities' Employee Benefit Trust.

Award recipients demonstrate their commitment by creating policies, committees, and champions at the local level for work–life balance, healthy food, physical activity, personal care, and employee safety.

Each community is encouraged to implement what works best for their employees, with an eye towards meeting the standards set forth by the program.

The Benefit Trust is a health insurance pool that provides coverage to over 15,000 city employees across the state. As a result of earning the designation, WellCity Award recipients will receive a 2% premium discount on their Regence BlueShield or Asuris Northwest Health medical coverage in 2013.

Founded in 1933, the Association of Washington Cities is a private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation that provides legislative representation, educational training, technical assistance, municipal liability insurance, health insurance and other services to Washington's cities and towns.


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