Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) was recognized as a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s fourth annual Metro Denver Healthiest Employer awards. A total of 20 companies were named as finalists ranging in four categories - small, medium, large, and extra large companies. All finalists were recognized for maintaining a commitment to making wellness a reality for their employees.
“Bridgepoint Education demonstrates its commitment to the health of its employees by offering a multi-faceted wellness program,” said Andrew Clark, Bridgepoint Education chief executive officer. “That includes partnering with Cigna to focus on preventative care, disease management, and an outreach program. Additionally, the company maintains a wellness committee that meets monthly to discuss challenges to motivate employees to become active, offers free onsite fitness classes, and makes additional information on specific health topics available to employees each quarter.”
For the Metro Denver Healthiest Employer awards, companies were assessed in key health-related areas. Companies were surveyed to determine if they track absenteeism due to sickness and if they offer a tobacco-free workplace, dependent access to wellness initiatives, health risk assessment and appraisals, biometric screening, obesity coaching and management, and incentives to modify “at risk” behavior.
The winning companies will be recognized at the awards luncheon to be held July 23 at the Grand Hyatt Capital Peak Ballroom downtown.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint’s technologies, including Thuze® and Waypoint Outcomes, enhance the way people learn in the digital age. Bridgepoint owns three academic institutions – Ashford University, University of the Rockies, and Denver Learning Institute. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.