Loudoun County Public Schools Receives Cigna’s Gold Level Healthy Workforce Designation™

Cigna has selected Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) as a recipient of their Gold Level Healthy Workforce Designation for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of employees through their “Wellness Works!” program. 


“At LCPS, employee health is a top priority. We are honored to be recognized by Cigna with the coveted Gold Level Healthy Workforce Designation,” said Lisa Boland, LCPS’ chief human resources officer. “We understand the important role employee well-being plays in the division's success and the relationship between healthy employees and a more productive, proud and positive workforce.”


Investing in an effective workplace wellness program drives value for employers. Senior executives surveyed as part of an Economist Impact study commissioned by Cigna reported greater productivity, stronger staff morale and motivation and greater retention and loyalty as the most significant business outcomes of a healthy workforce. Additionally, a Gallup Report finds that on average, companies with high employee engagement are 23 percent more profitable.


“As a consultative growth partner, Cigna knows that a healthy workforce is critical to business growth,” said Cindy Ryan, Cigna’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “We are honored to recognize organizations like Loudoun County Public Schools who share our commitment to workplace wellness. Creating a healthy work culture is of critical importance, and many employers are seeing increased employee engagement, productivity and retention as a result of whole person health wellness initiatives.”


The Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation, formerly known as the Cigna Well-Being Award, evaluates organizations based on the core components of their well-being program, including leadership and culture, program foundations, program execution, whole person health and utilization of Cigna’s resources. Organizations recognized with this designation set the standard of excellence for whole-organization health.

Published February 16, 2023