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2018 Excellence in Benefits Award Winner

May 21, 2018 by Emily Clevenger

Employers Health, a professional benefits organization, is announcing the 2018 recipient of its Excellence in Benefits Award. The award is intended to recognize annually, an individual who has made meaningful impact in the field and/or delivery of employee benefits.   This year’s winner is Violet Vernon, senior manager in human resources at Aerojet Rocketdyne Holding. An independent panel of human resources and benefits industry professionals unanimously selected Vernon. Nominees were scored on the impact made in the field of employee benefits, achieved outcomes and contributions to the betterment of the overall workplace and community.

In her tenure with Aerojet, Vernon has successfully launched a two-year employee engagement campaign including development of an electronic benefits newsletter and in-person enterprise-wide focus groups. Additionally, she has championed the company’s wellness program, gaining valuable internal support from Aerojet’s CEO. Through her efforts, the company has been recognized as the SAFE Credit Union Wellness Employer of the Year for in 2016 and 2017. Employers Health congratulates Violet Vernon! Nominations for the 2019 award will open in January 2019. Go to for more information.

About Employers Health Founded in 1983, Employers Health is a professional benefits organization, which provides resources, tools and advice that help plan sponsors deliver access to high-quality health benefits at a sustainable cost. With offices in Canton, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as Dallas, Texas and Denver Colorado, Employers Health consists of four entities that provide services to nearly 300 members representing approximately 400 organizations domiciled in 32 states. Employers Health Coalition, Inc. is an employer-led business group focusing on human resource, legal, finance and procurement issues facing client organizations in the delivery of health benefits. Employers Health Purchasing Corporation establishes and manages group purchasing contracts for a variety of health benefit services, such as pharmacy, behavioral health, dental and vision benefits. Employers Health Solutions is a boutique consulting practice, specializing in employee benefits strategy, procurement, health management and communications. Labor Health Solutions is a labor specific initiative of Employers Health, a national coalition of employers, dedicated to supporting the benefits strategies of plan sponsors throughout the U.S. To learn more, visit

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