Member since 1962; approximately 400 employees
No wellness program? No problem.
When Pete Kapsalis joined Baldwin & Lyons in 2012, the firm – which specializes in marketing and underwriting insurance for the transportation industry – didn’t have a wellness program. So he partnered with the Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI) to start one.
WCI members can take advantage of benefits such as coaching, discounts on educational training, networking opportunities and more.
“What the WCI has provided me is the support and comfort to know that we’re not in this alone,” emphasizes the community relations coordinator. “We have a great advocate and ally in the Wellness Council to continue to do what we do and continue to move forward.
“We’ve been in our new Carmel location (the company previously was headquartered in Indianapolis) for a year,” Kapsalis remarks. “One of the things we did was build an on-site fitness center. We also launched health fairs, and have blood drives and walking programs. This year, we look to add smoking cessation, diabetes at work programs and enhance the programs we currently have.”
Last fall, the Wellness Council awarded Baldwin & Lyons Three-Star certification through its AchieveWELL workplace analysis and recognition program. It has three levels: Three-Star, Four Star and Five Star.
“As we get deeper in building our wellness program, whenever I have a question, a concern or if I’m not sure where to go, I never hesitate to reach out to Chuck (Gillespie, executive director of the WCI) and he helps provide a connection.”