Staff Hits Wellness Milestone

CU launches award-winning wellness program.

December 27, 2011

Employees at Security Service Federal Credit Union have lost a ton of weight—literally.

That’s due to the San Antonio-based credit union’s award-winning corporate wellness program—CU Fit. The program boasts a 94% staff participation rate, says Molly Daniels, vice president of human resources.

She says credit union employees have taken 100 million steps, as measured by their pedometers, since the program began four years ago—enough to walk around the world 1.78 times.

CU Fit equips employees with pedometers, personal tracking websites, free gym mem-berships, exercise and nutritional classes, financial management classes, and a program designed to improve work-life balance. Staff also receive prizes for staying healthy and meeting goals.

“We’ve given out more than $200,000 in cash rewards,” Daniels reports.

Security Service Federal’s wellness campaign has won awards in three states: the 2011 Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion Platinum Designation and winner of the Innovation Award; third place among the Denver Business Journal’s 2011 Healthiest Employers; and a bronze medal for the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s San Antonio 2011 Healthy Workplace Award.

Plus, the $6.5 billion asset credit union’s employee café received the ¡Por Vida! healthy eating designation from the San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department.

“We are honored and humbled to have received such recognition for our employees’ hard work and commitment,” says Daniels. “We are proud to support them in their efforts to lead healthier lives."