Security Service FCU named San Antonio's healthiest employer

October 8, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (10/9/14)--Security Service FCU has been named the healthiest employer in San Antonio by the San Antonio Business Journal, the Cornerstone Credit Union League reported.

The $8 billion-asset, San Antonio-based credit union topped the list for large employers in the annual survey that showcases those companies who proactively shape the health and wellness of their employees (Leaguer Oct. 8).

This year's awards event took place at the Historic Pearl Development in downtown San Antonio and included a one-mile fitness walk and a health fair.

"We believe when employees feel their workplace has a strong culture of health, they are happier, less stressed and more likely to improve their well-being," said Jim Laffoon, Security Service FCU president/CEO. "That benefits them, their families, the workplace and our members."

Conceived and promoted by Laffoon to help employees and their families achieve a good life-work balance and strong financial footing, the Total Wellbeing program was rolled out to its more than 1,700 employees. It offers employees and their families an individualized and comprehensive life-balance program at no cost that takes into account their physical, emotional and financial health.

Benefits include tools, resources and rewards to help employees achieve their physical goals; reduced rates and fees on select financial products; confidential advising for help navigating personal challenges; concierge services; and legal and financial help.

In cities where Security Service FCU branches are located, employees are encouraged to participate in local community events, like the Blacklight Run in San Antonio, Dragon Boat Races in Denver and Iron Will Games in Salt Lake City.

"We pay for our employees to participate in these events, many of which are fundraisers for nonprofits. It's a win-win all the way around," Laffoon said.

The credit union also received accolades for its wellness program in Denver, coming in second place in the 2014 Metro Denver Healthiest Employers category for small companies. It is the third year the credit union has made the top five.