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Phoenix Business Journal: Scottsdale is No. 1 ‘healthiest employer’ in Valley

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Members of Scottsdale’s benefits team accept the Healthiest Employer Award in the “large companies” category at the annual Healthiest Employers event presented by Cigna. From left to right: Patty Jacobs, Mandy Burr, Lynna Soller, Amy Barczak and Darlene Ganger. (File Photos/
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Free financial planning and easy access to onsite mental health counseling are just two reasons why the Phoenix Business Journal awarded Scottsdale first place in the “large companies” category (1,500 to 4,999 employees) at the annual ‘Healthiest Employers’ event presented by Cigna.

The award is a nod to the city’s culture of wellness through programs that motivate, engage and support employees beyond exercise and nutrition.

“Since our program contains components across many facets of employees’ lives including financial, social, emotional, physical and mental, this has led to higher health and personal care engagement overall which has translated to a more productive workforce,” said Lynna Soller, human resources benefits manager. “We continue to be the gold standard for employers as wellbeing is a foundational element of our culture and community.”

This award-winning level of care and dedication to health and wellness comes from the top and is supported by employees across the city.

“Our Mayor and City Council, city manager and executive team are not only supportive, but also participate to encourage employees to follow. Our water director participates in bicycle races with his employees, other managers hold walking meetings, and some departments have contests with other departments,” said Ms. Soller.

“We have a Total Benefits Advisory Committee of representatives from all over the city designing and participating in our wellness programs so they can experience them firsthand and encourage employees to join in on the fun.”

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