TUCKER, GA (December 8, 2022) – The City of Tucker has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to receive one of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote workplace programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of city employees.
Awards are made to members of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA)’s Group Health Benefits Program (GHBP) underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, based on a city’s commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.
As part of the grant process, the city designated a Health Promotion Champion to develop a workplace health promotion action plan and to attend the Local Government Risk Management Services’ (LGRMS) Health Promotion Champion Training workshop.
Workplace wellbeing programs have a demonstrated track record of improving employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale. GMA offers wellbeing services to all member cities through LGRMS, a not-for-profit agency operated jointly with the Georgia Municipal Association.
Employees will be offered a confidential health assessment program using a Health Risk Appraisal, with blood pressure screening and health improvement feedback. City Manager, Tami Hanlin, said, "We are pleased that ACCG recognizes our interest in employee health and in managing health care costs. This grant will help us provide new programs to our staff and their families."
The ACCG – GHBP is available to all GMA members. Currently, several cities participate in the health plan. All cities participating in the GMA – GHBP are eligible to apply for the Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants on an annual basis.