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Cigna Healthcare has selected Berkeley College as a recipient of its 2023 Gold-Level Healthy Workforce Designation for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and vitality of its employees through a wellness program. 

The Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation evaluates organizations based on the core components of their well-being programs, including leadership and culture, program foundations and execution, policies and accommodations, and additional areas. This is the fifth consecutive year Berkeley College has earned workplace recognition from Cigna Healthcare. 

“At Berkeley College, employee health is our top priority, and we are proud to once again earn the Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation,” said Karen Carpentieri, vice president, Human Resources, Berkeley College. “A healthy workforce is essential for creating a productive workplace culture and a positive environment for teaching and learning.” 

Berkeley College seeks to increase employee health and engagement through initiatives such as biometric screenings, Lunch and Learn activities, and Wellness Fairs.  

“Higher vitality is linked to a more motivated, connected, and productive workforce,” said Kari Knight Stevens, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at The Cigna Group. “Employers that foster vitality will fuel a healthier workplace and drive business and economic growth. That’s why we’re proud to recognize employers for their efforts to prioritize multiple dimensions of wellness, build a culture of health, and boost employee engagement.” 

According to Cigna Healthcare, vitality is defined as the capacity to pursue life with health, strength, and energy. Research conducted as part of the Evernorth Vitality Index shows that those with higher vitality experience better mental and physical health, along with higher levels of job satisfaction and performance. 

Photo caption: Members of the Berkeley College Human Resources team, (L-R) Justin Robertson, Human Resources Manager; Karen Carpentieri, Vice President, Human Resources; Galina Kapitanker, Senior Benefits Manager; Kira Leis, Senior Human Resource Administrator; and Steven Millet, Director, HRIS.  – Photo courtesy of Berkeley College.