Security Service Federal Credit Union recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

Worksites take steps to decrease healthcare expenses, increase productivity

SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 28, 2015) – Security Service Federal Credit Union has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

Platinum-level employers:

  • Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace.
  • Increase healthy eating options at the worksite.
  • Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.
  • Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
  • Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.

“Through our Total Wellbeing initiative, we have created a program that addresses the physical, financial and emotional wellbeing of our employees,” said Jim Laffoon, president and CEO of Security Service Federal Credit Union.  “We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for a program that helps our employees and their families achieve a better work/life balance.”

Since the rollout of Total Wellbeing, six out of 10 Security Service employees have participated in health assessments, eight out of 10 have completed biometric screenings, and more than 1,000 employees and their family members have participated in health-related community events.

As part of its efforts in building employee fitness, Security Service has seen improvement and increases in morale, employee benefit knowledge, benefit usage and employee loyalty.

According to the American Heart Association, American employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of healthcare expenses and health-related losses in productivity, and those numbers are rising. Many American adults spend most of their waking hours at sedentary jobs. Their lack of regular physical activity raises their risk for a host of medical problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.

In addition, employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical expenses due to obesity alone. The American Heart Association is working to change corporate cultures by motivating employees to start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.

About Security Service Federal Credit Union

Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members.   Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with 70 locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top 10 credit unions in the nation.  Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value.  Learn more at or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.

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