The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

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Location: Baltimore, MD
Founded: 1920
Industry: Nonprofit

The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

Marc B. Terrill

Committing to wellness: “We started a wellness program because The Associated cares about the well-being of its employees and families,” says Marc B. Terrill, president of The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. “We know that healthy and happy employees make for more productive employees.” At the outset of its program, The Associated set the goal of lowering its medical claims cost by educating and empowering employees and giving them the proper tools and resources to become healthier.

FUN FACT: The Associated holds monthly wellness workshops on topics like nutrition, Tai Chi and healthy cooking.

Special perks: In 2012, The Associated began offering a Jewish Community Center fitness membership to eligible employees and their families, giving them access to a wide variety of fitness equipment and classes. The nonprofit also offers a discount on medical insurance premiums when employees get annual physicals and complete a health survey.

Solid results: “We were so fortunate that we had a 96.6 percent completion rate of employees and their spouses on their annual physical and health risk assessment,” says Terrill. The company holds its wellness classes during lunch or right after the workday, so it’s convenient and easy for employees to participate.