AIM Mutual Earns Gold….
Kudos to AIM Mutual. The Burlington-based company recently announced that it is only one of three workers’ compensation insurers in the nation to have earned the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. The accreditation gives recognition to those insurers who have made substantial efforts to help reduce the risk of cancer for both it employees and covered family members.
“We are honored to receive the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation,” said A.I.M. Mutual President & CEO Michael Standing. “We are committed to the prevention and early detection of cancer and chronic disease for our employees and their families.”
Founded by former President George H.W. Bush, in honor of his three-year old daughter Robin who died of cancer, the CEO Roundtable on Cancer was created 2001 out of the National Dialogue on Cancer and in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (“NCI”). In order to achieve a Gold Standard accreditation, employers must evaluate the health benefits and corporate culture at the company’s workplace and implement extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness in order to reduce the risk of cancer in the workplace. Those key areas included prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tobacco cessation efforts; promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition and weight management as preventive measures; encouraging screenings to detect cancer at its earliest stages; and providing access to quality care, including participation in clinical trials.
“A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies is leading by example in promoting healthier behavior,” said Christopher A. Viehbacher, chairman of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. “I hope their vision and commitment to better health will encourage other employers in Massachusetts and across all industries and geographies to become Gold Standard accredited.”
As the CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s first major initiative, the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation now boasts over four and a half million employees and family members who now benefit from the 170 employers who have chosen to become Gold Standard accredited companies.
Commenting on the program in 2008, President Bush explained his thoughts on the program: “The CEO Cancer Gold Standard is a powerful program that advances the elimination of cancer as a public health threat. But on a more personal level, it also is a boon to employees and their families. As such, I take great pride in the CEO Roundtable on Cancer that developed the Gold Standard and I urge businesses large and small, forprofit and not-for-profit, to embrace it. This is a marvelous example of America’s corporate leadership at its golden best.”
In addition to achieving the Gold Standard Accreditation, AIM Mutual also recently earned additional recognition from the workers’ compensation industry by being recognized for instituting innovative Injury Prevention and Worksite Wellness initiatives for its policyholders.
Founded in 1988, AIM Mutual is one of the top ten workers’ compensation companies in Massachusetts and is rated “A” Excellent by A.M. Best. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014.