Feb 15, 2023 | Press Release

COCC Recognized with Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation™

COCC wellness program provides employees with comprehensive wellness services.

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. – Cigna has selected COCC as a recipient of their Silver level Healthy Workforce Designation for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of its employees through a workplace wellness program.

The mission of COCC’s wellness program is to provide employees with an integrated, comprehensive program that supports a healthy, productive workforce and work environment. Recently, COCC has expanded complimentary wellbeing services for employees on their company health plan, including apps centered around physical fitness, mental health, and stress reduction, on-demand behavioral health coaching, and paid mental health days. The company continues to evolve their offerings every year: new for 2023, COCC introduced Lifestyle Spending Accounts, which allows employees to use discretionary funds for a variety of products and services from ergonomic home office chairs to nutritional support and beyond.

“We have refocused our wellbeing efforts on ensuring that we have a wide range of services and perks available for employees to use in the ways that work for them, personally, to best support them in their health and wellness journey,” said Annette Ruchwa, Assistance Vice President of People Success at COCC. “At COCC, employee health is our top priority; we are honored to be recognized with the Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation” said Lisa Jacobi, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We understand the important role employee well-being plays in a company’s success and the relationship between healthy employees contributing to a more productive, satisfied workforce and positive business performance.”

Investing in an effective workplace well-being program drives value for employers. Senior executives surveyed as part of an Economist Impact study commissioned by Cigna reported greater productivity, stronger staff morale and motivation, and greater retention and loyalty as the most significant business outcomes of a healthy workforce. Additionally, a Gallup Report finds that on average, companies with high employee engagement are 23 percent more profitable.

“As a consultative growth partner, Cigna knows that a healthy workforce is critical to business growth,” said Cindy Ryan, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “We are honored to recognize organizations like COCC who share our commitment to workplace wellness. Creating a healthy work culture is of critical importance, and many employers are seeing increased employee engagement, productivity, and retention as a result of whole person health wellness initiatives.”

The Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation, formerly known as the Cigna Well-Being Award, evaluates organizations based on the core components of their well-being program, including leadership and culture, program foundations, program execution, and whole person health. Organizations recognized with this designation set the standard of excellence for whole-organization health. Cigna is proud to honor COCC with the Silver level designation for having made significant progress towards a healthy work culture by establishing and growing their employee well-being and engagement program.


About COCC

COCC, a recognized leader in delivering innovated comprehensive technology and partnerships, offers feature-rich, modern standards-based core and digital banking solutions, combining intuitive user experiences and APIs to streamline advanced fintech integrations. COCC clients leverage a complete suite of modern financial technology solutions. COCC has been client-owned for over 50 years, acting as a partner to clients with an unmatched focus on service to help community banks and credit unions meet their unique and ever-changing needs. To learn more, visit cocc.com.

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