The Telecommuting Balancing Act

Primary tabs

The Telecommuting Balancing Act

tweet me:
The telecommuting balancing act #GrnBz via @GreenBiz @brownflynn
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 3:30pm

By Andrew Watterson

A good example of a company that provides for a healthy work-life balance is Erie Insurance. In June 2012, Erie Insurance was one of 66 employers to receive the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award by National Business Group on Health, for its commitment to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its employees and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.

Erie offers employees a wellness program that includes personal health coaches, onsite fitness classes and disease-management counseling. The company also offers financial incentives for employees who demonstrate healthy behaviors and meet certain fitness goals. Companies that received this award were honored in two categories: Platinum and Gold. Erie was honored in the Gold category for "creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes." This includes a flex time policy that allows employees to work from home, maintain a compressed work week or telecommute.

To read the full blog post on please click here!

*This blog originally appeared on

Keywords: Technology | Andrew Watterson | BrownFlynn | Carbon Footprint | Engagement | Environment & Climate Change | Ethical Production & Consumption | Greenbiz | Health | People | Positive Change