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West Bend places third in Best Places to Work in Insurance!

The Best Places to Work in Insurance list was recently released and West Bend placed third in the large employer category for the second year in a row!

Best Companies Group conducts a simple yet thorough company assessment to determine what companies make the list. The assessment is a two-part process to gather detailed data about each participating company. In part one, the employer completes a questionnaire and in part two, employees of the company complete an employee survey.

The information collected from the company questionnaire and the employee survey are combined to produce a detailed set of data enabling the analysts to determine the strengths and opportunities of the participating companies. The workplaces are ranked based on this data.

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Diabetes Awareness

November is National Diabetes Month and Tuesday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day. For decades, these two observances have helped to raise awareness about diabetes and its impact on millions of people.

This year’s theme for National Diabetes Month, Managing Diabetes – It’s not easy, but it’s worth it, is intended to remind people who may be struggling with managing diabetes that they're not alone. The theme for this year’s World Diabetes, Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future, highlights the significant impacts on women, while targeting opportunities to reduce these impacts.

Here are some diabetes facts you may not know.

  • More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but approximately 25% of them don’t know they have it.
  • At least one out of three people will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
  • There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes (occurs during pregnancy).
  • Approximately 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.
  • Worldwide, there are more than 199 million women living with diabetes. This total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040.
  • One in seven births is affected by gestational diabetes.

To learn more about diabetes, including what it is, risk factors, ways to manage, and these observances, visit these resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): It’s Your Life. Treat Your Diabetes Well.

CDC: Diabetes Home

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK): Managing Diabetes

NIDDK: National Diabetes Month 2017

International Diabetes Federation (IDF): World Diabetes Day 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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West Bend Superheroes come through for United Way!  

With an appropriately themed “Everyone can be a Superhero!” campaign, West Bend associates flew into action, generously raising more than $220,000 for United Way of Washington County and neighboring communities. This total impressively surpassed our $200,000 goal and set a company record for donations.

Associates contributed through a variety of ways, including pledges, silent auction, and a golfing challenge.

During their annual campaign, United Way of Washington County unites local businesses, non-profit agencies, and individuals to raise funds that are then invested in programs that empower local individuals and families to improve their lives through education, income stability, and health. West Bend is proud of our associates for supporting United Way and making a difference in the communities where they work and live.

To learn more about United Way of Washington County, watch this video featuring West Bend’s President and CEO and 2017 Campaign Chair, Kevin Steiner.

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