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Cigna Healthcare Recognizes Discovery Education with Coveted Healthy Workplace Designation

Charlotte-based Discovery Education has been honored by the Cigna Group, a global health company committed to improving health and vitality, with a coveted Silver level Healthy Workforce Designation. This award was given in recognition of Discovery Education’s strong commitment to improving the health and vitality of its employees through workplace well-being programs. Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital resources nurture student curiosity and drive deeper engagement in learning.

The Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation evaluates organizations based on the core components of their well-being program, including leadership and culture, program foundations and execution, policies and accommodations, and additional areas. Organizations recognized with this designation set the standard of excellence for organizational health and vitality.

Discovery Education was awarded the Silver level designation in 2023 for having made good progress towards a healthy work culture through their employee well-being and engagement program. As an international company with over 800 full-time employees globally, Discovery Education thoughtfully engages staff with health-focused activities. These activities include:

  • A variety of well-being initiatives such as volunteering events, Employee Resource Groups (ERG), wellness webinars and events, and more;
  • Proactive health screenings and wellness visits by staff members and their families;
  • Establishment of mental health first responders and champions;
  • Driving interaction in wellness-related education sessions and conversations, such as the wellness, fitness, and ERG chat groups;
  • Expanding access to wellness resources offered by Cigna, such as virtual doctor visits, Employee Assistance Program with enhanced mental health resources, Omada program, and more.

“At Discovery Education, we’re committed to preparing learners for tomorrow by creating innovative classrooms connected to today’s world,” said Lindsay Powers, Chief People Officer at Discovery Education. “It’s our outstanding team members that make this mission successful. We do so by putting the staff first and this recognition from Cigna and our continued growth will motivate our teams to do even better.”

Investing in an effective workplace well-being program drives value for employers. Senior executives surveyed as part of an Economist Impact study commissioned by Cigna reported greater productivity, stronger staff morale and motivation, and greater retention and loyalty as the most significant business outcomes of a healthy workforce. Additionally, a Gallup Report finds that on average, companies with high employee engagement are 23 percent more profitable.

“Higher vitality is linked to a more motivated, connected, and productive workforce,” said Kari Knight Stevens, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, 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.”

To learn about careers at Discovery Education, visit apply.workable.com/discoveryed. For more information about Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning solutions visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through X (formerly Twitter)LinkedInInstagramTikTok, and Facebook.

Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

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