February 15, 2013
Atlanta Business Chronicle Selects Georgia Transmission for Annual Award – Georgia Transmission Corporation has earned a place on the 2013 Atlanta Business Chronicle top 10 list of healthiest employers for the second time in three years. Georgia Transmission placed eighth in the medium-sized company category, and the Chronicle profiled the company in its February special section devoted to wellness.
Among the reasons cited for Georgia Transmission’s selection for the healthiest employers’ list were co-sponsorship of an on-site fitness center and free wellness fair where associates can receive screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, vision, heart health, bone density and more. Flu shots offered to employees and dependents and health-related lunch-and-learn programs also were factors. Wellness activities such as the “Got Guts?” weight loss competition were cited as well.
“We are proud to see the progress associates have made in getting healthier, and we are happy to support them,” said Mike Smith, president and CEO, Georgia Transmission Corporation. “Having wellness as a corporate goal demonstrates we are serious about this effort.”
With the completion of 2012, Georgia Transmission had surpassed its wellness goal for the fifth consecutive year with 80 percent of employees achieving or surpassing individual points goals. The same percentage threshold is in place for 2013, but the total points required per associate have increased.
“We are very happy with this accomplishment,” said Smith. “Our wellness program has had a positive effect on insurance claims with both medical and pharmacy claims dropping since we first began. Wellness has become a big part of the business world, because it makes sense. We plan to continue making it a priority at Georgia Transmission.”
About Georgia Transmission Corp.
Georgia Transmission, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by 38 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) in Georgia, owns more than 3,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 650 substations. These facilities deliver electricity to Georgia’s EMCs who serve nearly 50 percent of Georgia’s population (4.1 million).
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