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Amica Insurance recognized as an American Heart Association
Fit-Friendly Worksite

Amica receives Fit-Friendly award from the American Heart Association

02/28/2014

LINCOLN, RI - Amica Insurance has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Amica. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said Jean Tapley, wellness coordinator at Amica. “We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This will benefit our employees’ health and produce even more positive results for our worksite overall.”

Amica’s wellness programs have received enthusiastic support from the company’s senior staff, and the corporate office was even designed with employees in mind. An 8,000-square-foot, onsite fitness center and wooded trails through peaceful surroundings have given employees the option of exercising inside or out. Additionally, the Amica cafeteria has subsidized healthy offerings every day, and each department and branch encourages participation in company-wide and location-specific wellness programs.

American employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of health care expenses and health-related losses in productivity, and those numbers are rising. Many American adults spend most of their waking hours at sedentary jobs. Their lack of regular physical activity raises their risk for a host of medical problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical expenses due to obesity alone. The American Heart Association is working to change corporate cultures by motivating employees to start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.

Photo: From left, Victoria Smith, executive director of the American Heart Association of Southern New England; Jean Tapley, wellness coordinator at Amica Insurance; Dina Pescione, human resources officer at Amica Insurance; and Jill Andy, senior vice president of human resources at Amica Insurance.

About American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.

About Amica

Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,200 employees in 40 offices across the country.

CONTACT: Vince Burks, Corporate Communications, 50 Amica Way,
Lincoln, RI 02865-1155, 800-652-6422, ext. 24563

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