MVP Health Care,MVP Health Care, a leading not-for-profit health care plan, today announced that it has been honored by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for its worksite wellness program. MVP received the award from Governor Peter Shumlin at the Worksite Wellness Conference, presented by the Vermont Department of Health, held earlier today in Burlington for its promotion of good health practices on and off the job. Receiving the award on behalf of MVP was President and CEO Dave Oliker.‘At MVP, our employees and their families are the heart of our business,’ Oliker said. ‘As a result, our company culture focuses on our employee wellness programs, which engage our employees and their families to live healthy lifestyles, decrease the risk of disease, and enhance the quality of life, all of which contribute to the company’s continued success.’MVP was recognized for its outstanding tools and support it offers employees and their families including premium discounts for healthy BMI data, Wellstyle Rewards, a points-based incentive program for employees who are improving their personal health status, a 10-week Choose to Lose weight loss challenge and access to health coaches, online tools, classes and programs.‘We are committed to offering our employees and their families the same kinds of wellness programs to get and stay healthy that we embed in many of the health insurance products we offer in the Vermont communities that we live, work and serve,’ said William Little, Vice President at MVP Health Care in Vermont.This is the first time MVP Health Care has been recognized by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Worksite Wellness Committee and was chosen from a group of 79 entrants.About MVP Health CareFounded in 1983, MVP Health Care is a regional, not-for-profit health insurer based in Schenectady, N.Y. Through its operating subsidiaries, it provides fully insured and self-funded employer health benefits plans, dental insurance, and ancillary products, such as flexible-spending accounts, to more than 700,000 subscribers in New York State, Vermont and New Hampshire. For more information, visit: www.mvphealthcare.com(link is external).
Stay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future On April 14, Game of Thrones will return to HBO for its final season. And, Game of Thrones Season 8 showrunners want to give fans a finale that they will remember forever.David Benioff and Dan Weiss recently discussed the final season of Game of Thrones in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where they highlighted what it was like filming Season 8’s intense episodes and why it’s important for them to craft a finale that will live up to the show’s legacy.5 more sleeps. #GoTS8 pic.twitter.com/LeiM16oNJO— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 9, 2019“We want people to love it. It matters a lot to us. We’ve spent 11 years doing this. We also know no matter what we do, even if it’s the optimal version, that a certain number of people will hate the best of all possible versions,” Weiss told Entertainment Weekly. “There is no version where everybody says, “I have to admit, I agree with every other person on the planet that this is the perfect way to do this” — that’s an impossible reality that doesn’t exist.”There might be a lot of pressure to put on the best finale for the show, however, Benioff spoke about how excited he was for each actor’s performance in Season 8 episodes, and how he’s watched the show’s stars grow as characters and individuals along the way.“Part of what excites me is the performance of these actors. So many of them have been with us since the beginning and they’ve grown — both literally for the kids, and as characters. In many cases, they’re going so far beyond what was expected for them,” Benioff said. “To know them this well and to have their voices so clearly in your head when you write for them is a such a rare gift.”The Game of Thrones showrunners didn’t disclose many details on Season 8, so fans will have to wait until Sunday to watch the final season’s first episode, where Winterfell is expected to take on the Night King’s vast (and undead) army.More on Geek.com:New ‘Game of Thrones’ Teasers Show Powerful Ties and White Walker AftermathShake Shack Has a ‘Secret’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Menu for Valyrian Speakers The Most Ruling ‘Game of Thrones’ Toys