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.

See our PDF 2014 Municipal Blue Innovation Awards winners.

Read some examples of our recent winners.

2015 Winners 2014 Winners
  • Town of Agawam
  • Town of Chelmsford
  • Town of Dartmouth
  • Town of Hopkington
  • City of Newburyport
  • Shawsheen Valley Technical School
  • Town of Chelmsford
  • Town of Douglas
  • Town of Saugus
  • Town of Sutton
  • Berkshire Health Group
  • Cape Cod Municipal Health Group
  • Hampshire County Group Insurance Trust
  • Mayflower Municipal Health Group

Town of Agawam

Agawam was recognized for converting their retirees to a new Medex®' drug plan, which led to significant savings for the taxpayers and created a culture of strong communication between the Town, the retirees, and the Insurance Advisory Committee (IAC).

Town of Hopkinton

Hopkinton realized an overall cost savings by introducing new and innovative plan designs and encouraging healthy behaviors.

Town of Chelmsford

Chelmsford is being recognized for their team effort in stabilizing cost increases. Chelmsford's town manager and PEC, as well as MIIA, worked collaboratively to reach a three-year agreement to stabilize cost increases for 2015–2017, while also broadening wellness initiatives for employees.