With their new foundation, Health Insurance Innovations has already made some valuable contributions in times of hardship, and we’d like to this opportunity to review. Hiiquote matched all employee donations made to charities providing relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We collected several bags of clothing, towels, shoes, etc and we owe a special thank you to everyone who took time and resources out of their weekend to go through their closets and drawers. This speaks clearly to the culture of caring and thoughtful people we employ at Health Insurance Innovations.
During the hurricanes of 2017, several of associates inquired if anything is being done by HIIQ to help those in Texas who have been affected by the catastrophic events. We quickly considered the appropriate actions from an organizational standpoint. Understandably, we wanted to make sure that we go about that in the best way possible. While the proper course of corporate action was being considered, the fine employees of Hiiquote stepped up and offered money out of their own pockets. Employees were empowered to donate to organizations of their own personal accord and the most popular recipients of employee aid:
- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
- The Houston Food Bank.
- The Texas Diaper Bank.
- To help animals suffering from the disaster, visit the Houston Humane Society or the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals .
- The American Red Cross.
There were and are worthy organizations that are doing great work in Texas to restore everything back the way it was and make it better.
In addition to money, we helped organize a local effort in Tampa to collect clothes for all ages and sizes. Baby clothing and larger adult clothing (XL, 2X, 3x, etc.) were in short supply and urgently needed, as were shoes, sheets, blankets, towels, toiletries, everything from soap, to shampoo and deodorant.
Hiiquote cares deeply about the fine women and men who dedicate their days to our mission. To keep everyone happy and healthy, we formed a wellness team who created a weekly day of R and R called Tranquil Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, we provide different wellness activities such as:
- Massage therapy
- Yoga sessions
- Walking in parks
- Movies Fitness challenges
- Health Awareness
- Stress Management