William Gallagher Associates Named Healthiest Employer Finalist


Press for Immediate Release

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, February 24, 2014 – William Gallagher Associates (“WGA”) has been named among the “Healthiest Employers” for the second year in a row by the Boston Business Journal honoring the most outstanding health and wellness programs. BBJ Healthiest EmployersThe Fourth Annual Healthiest Employers Awards recognizes companies for their commitment to improving employee health, and showcase the most innovative strategies to keeping a healthy workforce.

“It’s an honor to be selected again this year as a finalist,” said Phil Edmundson, Chairman and CEO at WGA. “Our employees recognize the direct correlation between healthy lifestyle habits and managing preventable health risks, and we’ve continued to build upon our Engage in Health philosophy through new initiatives and incentives that encourage wellness here at WGA and at our clients’ workplaces.”

WGA’s “Engage in Health” Committee organizes several projects throughout the year that engage employees in their own health through activities and initiatives, including annual biometric screenings, health risk assessments and optional wellness coaching calls for employees. In 2013, the Committee offered a variety of targeted wellness programs with focused areas of improvement:

  • The 4-week Winter Challenge was made up of multiple teams of employees working to incorporate more physical activity during the workday while gaining teambuilding skills.
  • A WGA healthy cookbook of over 55 nutritious recipes submitted by employees.
  • Regular meditation seminars for employees to participate in during the workday.

WGA is a leading provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefit services to companies with complex risks and dynamic needs, within industries that include life sciences, technology, financial risks, healthcare, energy, clean tech and environmental services. The firm was founded in 1983 and is one of the country’s leading independent brokerage firms, with offices in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Hartford, CT; Princeton, NJ Columbia, MD; and Atlanta, GA.

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