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Bainbridge receives WellCity Award

The city of Bainbridge Island has earned a WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust.

The trust said 84 cities and public entities had won the award, which is based on a commitment to employee health care promotion.

The association's Employee Benefit Trust is a health insurance pool that provides coverage to more than 15,000 city employees across the state.

As a result of earning the designation, WellCity Award recipients will receive a 2-percent premium discount on their Regence BlueShield or Asuris Northwest Health medical coverage in 2013.

The award recipients demonstrated their commitment by creating policies, committees and champions at the local level that focused on topics such as work–life balance, healthy food, physical activity, personal care and employee safety.

The Association of Washington Cities is a private nonprofit corporation founded in 1933 that provides legislative representation, educational training, technical assistance, municipal liability insurance, health insurance and other services to Washington cities and towns.

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