Wyomissing, PA (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
At next week’s Alliance of Indiana Rural Water (AIRW) Conference, Utilities Employees Credit Union (UECU) will connect Indiana’s water and wastewater professionals with the free financial benefits now available through their AIRW membership. UECU representatives will participate both as presenters and exhibitors in the professional event being held October 17th and October 18th at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
UECU and AIRW began partnering in early 2012 to provide financial wellness benefits to the employees of the 740 water and wastewater facilities across Indiana that participate in the Association. UECU membership, which includes a full array of financial products and services, is now available to Association members as well as their family members. UECU offers utility, energy, and related-industry associations and companies a free voluntary benefit they can extend to employees and their family members, to promote financial wellness, reduce employer health care costs, and enhance worker productivity.
UECU’s presentation, entitled “Improving Employee Health, Safety and Productivity with Little or No Budget,” will be part of the October 18th conference program. UECU representatives will participate both days as a conference exhibitor, sharing information about its financial solutions and assisting AIRW members who would like to sign up themselves and family members to receive their free credit union benefits.
“UECU is excited about presenting at the AIRW Conference on a subject that is extremely important to the welfare of employees and employers alike,” says Jane Kennedy, Business Development Manager for UECU. “We appreciate this opportunity to educate utility companies on the benefits of financial wellness.”
UECU’s conference program focuses on the value that financial wellness in the workplace provides to both utility employers and employees. Worker health and benefits studies such as the annual MetLife Employee Benefits Study released earlier this year, are reporting lost productivity, employee absences, and increased health care costs related to financial stress. In an economic climate where companies cannot always offer additional financial compensation to their workers, voluntary benefits can provide alternative relief for employees. Some companies are offering financial wellness programs as a stand-alone benefit or as part of their employee assistance program. UECU membership provides these benefits and is available for free to utility workers. The credit union offers additional employee promotions, benefits support, and financial education services to companies that offer membership as an employee benefit.
Like many organizations in the utility services sector, AIRW’s water employees and wastewater employees are dispersed among many rural locations in their professional role of maintaining safe, clean water in local communities – making AIRW’s partnership with virtual credit union UECU a logical strategy to serve the financial needs of its widely-distributed members.
To obtain information on providing free employee financial benefits through Utilities Employees Credit Union, companies in the utility, energy, or related industries can visit benefits.uecu.org or call 800-288-6423, extension 6034.
About Utilities Employees Credit Union
Utilities Employees Credit Union is a nationwide, virtual credit union providing financial services to utility and energy workers and their families since 1934. Its membership includes the employees of 600 companies and members of Energy People Connect, an association for individuals currently employed or pursuing employment in the energy industry. UECU is among the less than one percent of U.S. credit unions to consistently receive the A+ “Excellent” Weiss Rating for financial soundness and one of the few financial institutions to reward its members with a year-end bonus dividend, which last year totaled $1.2 million.