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Standard Textile Named One of the Healthiest Employers of Ohio

Program honors people-first organizations that prioritize well-being of employees

CINCINNATI — Standard Textile Co. Inc., a textile manufacturer for the healthcare, hospitality, interiors and consumer markets headquartered here, reports that it has been recognized in the 2022 Healthiest Employers of Ohio.

Healthiest Employers® is an awards program created to honor people-first organizations that prioritize the well-being of their employee population.

The companies were recognized because of their commitment to workplace wellness and their exceptional health and benefits offerings.

Standard Textile has developed a holistic wellness program that focuses on four pillars: physical, mental, financial and social wellness.

“The goal is helping employees find their ‘Well Place’ just like their ‛Happy Place,’” says Connie Retherford, director of total rewards at Standard Textile. “For some, it is a walking trail or fitness center, for others, it may be an onsite massage, relaxation room, advice on financial management or receiving paid time off to volunteer.

“We want to know what matters most to our employees when defining wellness. We want employees to know that their safety and wellbeing matters most to the company.”

In support of both its physical and financial wellness pillars, Standard Textile offers several incentives to encourage healthy behavior and minimize employee contribution to the plan.

Unique in 2022, Standard Textile decided to offer a cost-free medical plan option to single-coverage employees. This cost-free medical plan option proved popular; approximately 65% of employees who participate in Standard Textile's holistic wellness program qualified for and elected this plan option in 2022. Completion of a biometric screening and preventive exam as well as identification as a non-tobacco user qualified employees for this medical plan option.

The company achieves an impressive engagement rate overall with approximately 95% of employees and spouses in their Cincinnati headquarters who participate in the company's medical plan completing both the biometric screening and physical exam.

This level of participation in preventive screening goes a long way to improve wellness and address health conditions early.

“The wellness program here at Standard Textile has helped me to be more aware of health,” says Lisa McGill, customer service representative, healthcare. “Without the incentives for my healthcare plan, I probably would not go to the doctor each year or have a biometric screening.

“The yearly screening has shown me how food and physical activity can improve these numbers. I now try to find ways to make my numbers better each year.”

Award applicants were evaluated across six key categories: Culture and Leadership, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analytics. Completed assessments were ranked with the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming.

The survey is scored and powered by Springbuk, a health intelligence platform that simplifies data-driven decision-making with an intuitive user experience, predictive modeling and curated action steps.

Standard Textile Named One of the Healthiest Employers of Ohio

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