City of Marion Human Resources Coordinator Chris White is in the Employee Spotlight for her hard work in organizing and coordinating a comprehensive health fair for city employees during open enrollment, and for carrying out plans to encourage general wellness.
The enrollment fair occurred in City Hall during one full afternoon and evening on October 29th, then one full morning and afternoon on October 30th, 2018. The event encouraged employees to visit different stations throughout either day as their schedule allowed. Brokers and other benefits representatives provided hands-on assistance to employees as they enrolled on-site, while explaining coverage plans, answering questions, and giving away fun and useful promotional items. White worked with every provider to plan and carry out the two-day flexible event. She even worked with the city’s director of marketing to provide useful promotional items using the City’s new brand.
“Chris did a phenomenal job dedicating herself to making this the best enrollment I have ever attended. I am pleased to be a part of the process and I can see the hard effort she put in. She is an amazing individual and deserves to be in the spotlight.” – Ashley Poe, Liberty National
A city employee commented on the ease and convenience of the enrollment. “It was nice that you could get it done in one day at one place, and it was flexible with our schedules. Chris did a nice job putting it together.” – Janet Pearson, Deputy Director of Development Services
White announced to city employees early this year that there will be a lunch & learn series offered one day a month from March to September of 2019. Employees may enjoy these catered lunches while learning about different health and wellness topics. The subjects in this series will cover Anthem’s Engage Program and EAP (Employee Assistance Program), Cholesterol: the Good and the Bad, Financial Stress, Importance of an Annual Wellness Exam, Stress Management, Diabetes Management, and the Importance of Physical Activity. White bounced ideas off of representatives of IMG to come up with the series where spouses are also welcome to attend. Together, they also worked out a plan to provide an incentive through a point system for employees needing to fulfill wellness activities for best premiums as part of the City’s wellness program administered by Wellworks.
White has been the HR Coordinator for the City of Marion for over 6 years. She has been with the City for 18 years, having fulfilled administrative duties for the Mayor’s Office, Legal Department, and IT in past years.