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9.28.2018 / Gateway Announcements

Gateway Mortgage Group Champions Employees’ Health

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 28, 2018 – Gateway Mortgage Group, a full-service mortgage company founded by Kevin Stitt, was recognized as a Corporate Health Champion finalist at the 2018 Champions of Health Gala. The awards celebrate people and organizations making a positive impact on Oklahoman’s health through innovative programs.

Gateway’s corporate health and wellness program serves 1,200 employees nationwide. It encompasses health education, lifestyle support and comprehensive benefits, which include medical plans, dental and vision, insurance and income protection, wellness, and retirement. In addition, the company offers health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts.

“Our people are our most valuable resource, and Gateway is committed to providing support that enables everyone to be at their best,” said Hobie Higgins, chief community engagement officer at Gateway.

Gateway’s Community and Culture Health Specialist, Eric Moon, shares the importance of understanding how to use benefits with employees. He educates about overall wellness, chronic-condition management, preventative medicine and self-health awareness.

“Being physically healthy improves energy levels and mental health,” Moon said. “The program has increased productivity and contributed to a positive corporate culture. Our benefits extend beyond the work day because we are invested in our team members’ lives.”

Gateway hosts events throughout the year to encourage employees to increase their physical activity, including walking challenges, stair-climbing challenges, and daily fitness classes, among others. Most of Gateway employees participate in these initiatives.

This year marks 15 years of celebrating Oklahoma’s health leaders through the Champions of Health awards, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma in partnership with many other organizations. Ticket sales and sponsorships benefit the nonprofit Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc.

About Gateway First Bank 

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation.  Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 160 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees.  Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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