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Grinnell Mutual Places Second In Statewide Wellness Challenge


From a field of 62 Iowa businesses, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company finished second in Live Healthy Iowa’s 2014 Corporate Cup Challenge for mid-sized businesses (251 to 1,000 employees). The company ranked just behind Casey’s General Store for having the highest percentage of eligible employees who began and finished the organization’s 10-Week Challenge which ran from January through April. Grinnell Mutual won the Corporate Cup Trophy in 2013.

“We’ll let Casey’s have the traveling trophy for one year,” said Health and Safety Manager Julie Augustine. “We had 55 teams participate this year and a record number of 377 participants. People find it fun to be involved in a statewide challenge that also connects them to each other here at Grinnell Mutual.”

This marked the seventh consecutive year that Grinnell Mutual employees accepted the Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Challenge to track their physical activity levels and weight. More than 80 percent of the company’s participants completed the challenge. Collectively, the group logged 14,580 hours of activity and lost 1,373 pounds (or 2.34 percent of the group’s total body weight).

About the Cup Challenge
Live Healthy Iowa developed the Cup Challenge to take the healthy competition beyond individual employers and raise the competition among Iowa’s companies, communities, and schools.  This year 278 companies, 46 communities, and 18 schools in Iowa competed for the coveted traveling trophy in their respective divisions.

2014 Corporate Cup Winners:
• Small Company (workforce of 50-250): Page County Employees
• Mid-sized Company (workforce of 251-1,000):  Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
• Large Company (workforce of 1,000+):  Meredith Corporation

2014 Community Cup Winner: Allamakee County

2014 K-12 Cup Winner: Mid-Prairie Community School District

About Grinnell Mutual
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, in business since 1909, provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies and property and casualty insurance products through more than 1,600 independent agents in 12 Midwestern states. Grinnell Mutual is the 123rd largest property-casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America.

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