August Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Stay in Compliance
Understanding Your Compliance Obligations under the New Proposed EEOC Rules
Wednesday, September 23 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/ WEBINAR
Members FREE / Non-Members $35

In an effort to encourage employee health and add value to its health and welfare benefit offerings, there are an increasing number of employers exploring benefits such as wellness programs and other value-add benefits. While these benefits may seem like a simple and cost effective means to add value to your benefit plan, it is important to remember that these “simple” plans often come with not so simple, ever-changing compliance obligations that are frequently overlooked.

Join Erica Zinkie, Vice President, Legal and Compliance at OneDigital to learn about the new proposed EEOC wellness rules - what's changed, what remains the same, and what the proposed rules mean for workplace wellness programs going forward.

During this session, attendees will learn: 
  • The latest on the EEOC proposed rules
  • What changes to expect from the new rules
  • How to adapt your wellness program to stay compliant
  • Refresher of existing EEOC wellness rules
Thank you to our Sponsor Speaker!

Recent Events

A conversation with two local wellness experts
Emotional Health in the COVID Era
Wednesday, July 29 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST/ WEBINAR

With COVID-19 extending longer than anyone might have hoped, feelings of anxiety and depression are naturally having a psychological impact on many of us. In our recent Emotional Health webinar, Kristin Matthews from KGA and Nina Dickerman from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute shared how businesses are supporting employees during this difficult time. Their remarks highlighted four principles of leadership that are integral to success including: practicing compassion, fostering trust with employees, establishing stability through clear policies and structures, and creating a positive atmosphere based on honest communications. Employees report wanting to know that their employer is optimistic about the future as well as feel a sense of community. Other strategies included encouraging employees to take care of themselves and recognizing employee successes both big and small.

Members can access the webinar recording and presentation here.

News You Can Use

August: National Wellness Month

In honor of National Wellness Month, we have been sharing tips on our LinkedIn page to help you focus on taking care of yourself. We featured articles on ways to support your physical, emotional, social, and financial health. Our intention is to give you the inspiration and opportunity to create new habits for building a healthy and balanced lifestyle. See below for just a couple of our posts, and be sure to join our LinkedIn Group!

Greenway Fitness Program

How to Stay Social While Social Distancing  
WWCMA LinkedIn Group

Volunteer Spotlight

We could not do what we do without the time, energy and dedication of our many volunteers! Learn more how you can volunteer today.

Cynthia Conigliaro
Health and Wellness Coach
Cynthia Health Coach
Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems (OWLS)

Marketing Committee
WWCMA volunteer for 1+  years

What’s your passion when it comes to wellness?

Wellness covers so many areas - physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and occupational. I am passionate about sharing wellness strategies and tools with others based on life-changing benefits from taking care of my own body by maintaining a healthy diet, keeping a consistent exercise routine, and practicing daily stress management focused on meditation, breath work and positive affirmations. I am a trained Resilience Coach and Facilitator, who is enthusiastic about helping clients become more resilient and showing them how to THRIVE from challenge and adversity!

What have been the benefits of your Council involvement?

Volunteering on the Marketing Committee has been great. Developing newsletter articles about WWCMA webinars and events to let members know more about what the Council has to offer is a great way to stay informed and connected. I’m learning a lot about promoting WWCMA through social media posts, newsletter and website articles!


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The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) is the preeminent, independent and objective resource for health promotion in the workplace and champions wellness programs to help employers encourage healthy employees, healthy families, and healthy communities across the Commonwealth.