RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has announced that the company has been named a winner in Carolina Parent’s 2013 Family-Friendly 50 Awards. Each year, Carolina Parent magazine recognizes 50 companies and organizations for their exemplary dedication to a family-friendly work culture. Carolina Parent recognized HCW for the company’s longstanding commitment to flexible hours, generous benefits program and concern for employees’ overall health and wellness.

HCW employees enjoy unique privileges during health-themed days at the company, including free massages from a certified therapist, free lunches, salad days and trail walks. In addition, HCW reimburses gym memberships and offers a free health advocacy benefit that assists employees with questions on topics such as insurance claims, medical records and long-term care options.

This is the 15th anniversary of the Family-Friendly 50, awarded by Carolina Parenting, which owns Carolina Parent, Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent. The magazine’s goal is to honor companies that support and encourage working parents in North Carolina. Carolina Parent revealed the entire list of 2013 Family-Friendly 50 Awards winners in its September issue.

“At Hill, Chesson & Woody, we are dedicated to supporting our employees’ efforts in creating a well-balanced life between work and family,” said Todd Yates, managing partner at Hill, Chesson & Woody.  “Creating a family-friendly work environment is essential in establishing a positive workplace culture where employees are respected and treated with dignity. We are proud that our efforts have been recognized by Carolina Parent.”