Corporate Social Responsibility

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Since our beginning in 1946, WPS has been built on a foundation of caring. Why? Because people have always been the beating heart of WPS. We are committed to all the people our business touches—employees, leaders, partners, customers, beneficiaries, and our communities.

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WPS is thriving because we care about culture. Because nearly all our employees work remotely, we prioritize communication and teambuilding. We recognize the importance of work-life balance. And we continually monitor employee engagement to ensure WPS remains a great place to work.

In 2022, WPS Health Solutions won several awards for employee experience, including by:

  • The Wisconsin State Journal as a Top Workplace in Madison
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Workplace in Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Top Workplaces USA for Work-Life Flexibility
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) for Patriot Employer and Large Employer of the Year

WPS strives for a culture that is inclusive, empowers employees to develop personally and professionally, and values their work as important. At WPS, we want our employees to feel seen, feel heard, and most of all, feel welcome. We have strengthened our commitment to inclusive and equitable recruitment, hiring, and advancement strategies, including establishing a Diversity in Insurance Scholarship.

WPS continues to expand its employee resource groups to help insure every member of our team has a voice and feels valued. These groups include:

  • ABLE (Abilities Beyond Limited Expectations)
  • WISE (Women in Search of Excellence)
  • Generation-ALL
  • Veterans Enhancement Team (VET)
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WPS empowers employees in their search for personal and professional growth. We strive to promote from within, and invest in our employees so they gain the skills and experience needed to advance within our company. All employees can access classes and self-paced courses. WPS also uses distance-learning tools to provide classroom-based training experiences to remote employees. Additionally, employees may attend seminars, workshops, and conferences (reimbursed by WPS) or use tuition reimbursement to expand their professional skills and foster their career-path development at WPS.

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The WPS Aspiring Leaders Program enables participants to learn skills and mindsets that enhance their leadership skills. WPS also offers the Life Ecology Organization (LEO) program. LEO provides employees with the knowledge and tools to develop a mindset focused on personal growth, fearlessness, and possibilities. LEO helps employees realize their potential, resilience, and fulfillment, improving both performance and engagement.

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WPS remains committed to the highest ethical standards. In 2022, the WPS Compliance Program was recognized with a Best Practice Award from the Health Ethics Trust, a division of the Council of Ethical Organizations. The best practice, Compliance Awareness in a Remote Environment, awarded our approach to highlighting compliance awareness and ensuring every employee has access to ethics and compliance resources, even while working remotely.

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As an effort to be a good steward of the environment, WPS has made being greener a top priority. We are working toward a greener future with energy-saving improvements to our grounds, equipment, and processes. That includes the installation of solar arrays, upgrading our HVAC units and cutting down on usage, reducing our physical footprint, and other sustainability initiatives.

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From day one, helping others has been the driving force at WPS. WPS partners with and contributes to many philanthropic organizations. We focus on strengthening community mental health and well-being; cultivating diversity and inclusion; and diversifying the supply chain system. WPS does this work in several ways: through corporate donations, through our WPS Charitable Foundation, and through the generosity of our employees.