Awards and Recognition

The Municipal Blue Innovation Awards

The annual Municipal Blue Innovation Awards—a first-of-its kind in the state—honors those who "think outside the box" and take action to improve workplace health and lower health care costs in their community.

Read about some of our recent winners:

2016 Winners
· City of Pittsfield
· Gateway Health Group
· Town of Cohasset
· Town of Southbridge
· Town of West Springfield
· Town of Westford

2015 Winners
· Town of Agawam
· Town of Chelmsford
· Town of Dartmouth
· Town of Hopkington
· City of Newburyport
· Shawsheen Valley Technical School

Gateway Health Group

Gateway Health Group is recognized for its Wellness Initiative Program which was designed to encourage and sustain healthy lifestyles. Participants include Marion, Mattapoisett, Carver, Lakeville, Old Rochester Regional School, Old Colony Regional School, and Southeastern Regional School.

Town of Cohasset

The Town of Cohasset is recognized for its efforts to control costs and working collaboratively with its employees on plan and contribution changes. Cohasset has partnered with MIIA since 1999 to help control its insurance costs. Recently, the Town implemented its Integrated Health Management Program that promotes in-depth wellness activities, education to help improve the health of employees, healthy lifestyles, and a strong culture of wellness. Cohasset has also moved 100 retired teachers from the GIC to its retiree plan, which reduced costs and mitigated increasing copays for retirees. These efforts produced savings for the Town and reduced its OPEB liability.

Town of Westford

The Town of Westford is recognized for developing a Personal Health Assessment and walking challenge campaign that leveraged the use of Fitbit®´ devices. The top three members who had the most steps were awarded prizes, and the walking team with the most overall steps was presented a trophy that will be passed along in future walking challenges.