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where current employees as well as future employees will benefit.
        This wellness initiative is yet another way of doing “the right
        thing”. The hope is not only to inspire our current employees to   Office Wellness
        keep getting better by considering their well being a top priority,
        but also to move Miller Electric Company toward the future with
        regard to employee’s expectations of the workplace, changes in         Initiatives
        legislation which drive increased health costs, and to attract new
        talent as the company grows.

        While we can not do anything about the market trend for
        healthcare premiums, we can most certainly become better
        educated about leading a healthy lifestyle which will in turn have a
        positive effect on our usage.                                           » Annual Health Fair

        Recently, at a Wellness Leadership meeting, the CEO of
        Guidewell Patrick Geraghty, spoke of the the future of our
        healthcare system. Mr. Geraghty believes, as do I, that the             » Healthy Vending Machine
        healthcare industry must use every source and option possible
        in order achieve the goals that are now and will be legislated to
        us. What does that mean? That means that if everyone is to have
        health insurance, individuals will have to take an active stance
        in their own wellness. It means that utilizing resources other          » Biometric Screening
        than the traditional doctor’s office visit for minor illnesses will be
        essential to cost effectiveness and timeliness of service. It means
        that we will have the power as consumers (yes, unfortunately it
        is a business) to leverage our knowledge and approach our own           » On-site Mammograms
        health so that we become more integrated in shaping the future of

        The Right Tools for a Healthier Future                                  » On-site Chair Massages
        With just a few thoughtful and deliberate actions and benefits in
        place I believe that we are on the right path to embrace the future
        healthcare environment. We have a Corporate Wellness Initiative
        started where we have the necessary framework in place to plan
        and participate, we will have access to the educational materials,      » Ergonomic Assessments
        and most importantly, the support from our management team so
        that we can make the best choices for our own well being.  We
        also have Teladoc, a time and money saving health resource that
        uses telephone and videoconferencing technology to provide              » Discounted Gym
        on-demand remote medical care via mobile devices, the internet,
        video and phone. Our Health Reimbursement Arrangement                  Membership
        (HRA) has been beneficial to many of our employees. Miller
        Electric Company will make contributions to offset your in-network
        deductible expenses after you meet half of your out-of-pocket
        deductible. Another money saving benefit that we have access to         » Access to delivery of fresh
        is the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) where you can make pre-         local fruits, vegetables, and
        tax contributions to pay for qualified medical expenses. However
        grand or small these actions are, by participating our employees       meats
        are challenged everyday to make an investment in their well-being
        that all stems from our team culture of getting better.

        Lisa Holland
        Wellness Coordinator

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