The Healthiest Employer Award is a web-based, 65-question survey scored using the Healthiest Employer Index (HEI), a scale of 1-100.
This year’s assessment had an expanded question set, so some companies’ scores may have changed from previous years. These new questions home in more on technology, metrics and analytics.
WHAT’S MEASURED AND HOW’S IT SCORED?
The HEI measures wellness programing across six key categories:
- Culture and Leadership Commitment
- Foundational Components
- Strategic Planning
- Communications and Marketing
- Programming and Interventions
- Reporting and Analysis
WHO IS HEALTHIEST EMPLOYER?
Healthiest Employer, LLC is privately held technology firm that has served over 6,000 employers in North America. With nearly 70 of the Fortune 100 as award participants, Healthiest Employer is a leading analytics resource.
Learn more at HealthiestEmployers.com and Springbuk.com.
Included in this article is a photo gallery of each category’s highest-ranked company, the runner-up and the other honorees.
Johnson Kendall & Johnson
Provider of insurance, benefits and risk management.
Johnson Kendall & Johnson’s wellness program begins with the empirical data captured in health evaluations, HRA’s and claims data. It designs programs around the information gathered in these areas. These range from fitbit challenges to nutritional seminars and mindfulness apps. The company incorporates the three tenants of Eat Well, Move Well and Think Well into all of its programming. It also bring in local health practitioners such as acupuncturists, chiropractors and massage therapists to introduce new options for healing therapies. The company tries to remain as cutting edge as it can to keep employees aware of and engaged in the latest wellness trends. It has had presentations on aromatherapy, bee keeping and spiritual healing to break out of the traditional wellness mold. The employee feedback on the willingness to go outside of the box has been overwhelming.
Tokio Marine North America Services LLC
Provides professional services to insurers.
The Tokio Marine wellness program “The Good Life,” was a 2015 initiative in support of its Good Company philosophy. that embodies three main tenets: Look Beyond Profit, Empower Our People and Deliver On Commitments. The investment the company has made to The Good Life program serves as tangible commitment to that philosophy. The Good Life program is a vital part of empowering the staff and enhancing the overall benefits program by providing ways for employees to care for themselves and their dependents.
- Conner Strong & Buckelew
- Urban Engineers, Inc.
- Global Tax Management
- Ursinus College
- Tozour Energy Systems
Provider of leasing and finance solutions, including vendor finance and factoring
DLL’s “Wellness Rewards” program requires employees to complete four main requirements each year in order to receive a medical premium differential of $500 annually: biometric screenings, an annual physical exam, preventive exam and a health risk assessment. Employees also have access to an onsite, state-of-the-art fitness center that hosts sporting tournaments, a “Walking Wednesday” group walk, onsite fitness classes, challenges, personal training programs, an annual wellness “Fit Fair”, health analyses, group exercise classes per week, personal training and more.
- Giles & Ransome
- Liberty Lutheran
- Fox Rothschild LLP
- Eastern Regional Medical Center Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Colonial Penn, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group
Life insurance provider
Colonial Penn’s wellness program is designed to meet people where they are. Associates and their family members tailor their wellness experience to meet their individual needs and preferences. In the office, associates have the support from our wellness community where business leaders and peers freely encourage wellness participation and fun. Associates and spouses together can earn up to $2,000 annually in HSA contributions for completing healthy activities (health assessments, physicals, biometric screenings, health coaching, activity programs, community fitness events, and more). Associates can also earn “Wellness Time-Off” for participating in designated wellness programs.
Provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers.
VWR offers the following programs to associates; biometric screenings, health assessment, fitness classes and programs, fitness and weight management reimbursement program, fresh fruit snacking program, corporate fitness discount programs, financial management programs, employee assistance program, annual flu shots, social fitness and health competitions, community charity race events, and local educational lunch-n-learns. Spouses/registered domestic partners can participate in many of these offerings as well.
- Gilbane Inc.
- Maguire Insurance Agency (DBA “Philadelphia Insurance Agency”)
- Drexel University
- Villanova University
- Cardone Industries Inc.
Health insurance provider
Philadelphia (National HQ: Bloomfield, Conn.)
Cigna’s enterprise wellness framework has evolved to incorporate wellness councils in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific nations. The corporate team works through the councils to garner support, guidance and feedback for its strategy from leadership. Those leaders, among others, are key to spreading the message of health down through the organization, In 2015, the company hosted a global fitness challenge, in which 50 percent of the workforce participated.
Dialysis treatment and support services.
Philadelphia (National HQ: Denver)
DaVita offers financial incentives through the “vitality points” program have been offered to employees. It measures four key health indicator categories, which have all shown improvement across the company since the program began. Employees can schedule one-on-one meetings with onsite health and wellness coaches. And since May 2015, more than 22,000 of those coaching sessions have been held nationally.
- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
- United Natural Foods Inc.
- Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals