Congratulations to the 2023 Best Employers: Excellence & Health & Well-being Award Winners! Each winner demonstrated exceptional, leading approaches to advancing employee well-being in the following core areas: Leadership, Culture and Well-being Strategy; Holistic Well-being; Engagement and the Employee Experience; Equitable Benefits and Social Determinants of Health; and Metrics and Evaluation.

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2023 Award Winners

Adobe logo
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American Express Logo
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American Express
AT&T logo
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Atrium Health Logo
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Atrium Health
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Bain & Company logo
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Bain & Company
Bank of America logo
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Bank of America
BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama logo
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Bon Secours Mercy Health logo
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Bon Secours Mercy Health
Booz Allen Hamilton logo
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Booz Allen Hamilton
Cardinal Health logo
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Cardinal Health
Chevron logo
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Cigna logo
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CNO Financial Group logo
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CNO Financial Group
Cognizant  logo
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Compass Group logo
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Compass Group USA
CVS Health logo
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CVS Health
Dell Technologies logo
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Dell Technologies
DTE logo
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DTE Energy
Eaton logo
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Eaton Corporation
Erie Insurance logo
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Erie Insurance
EY logo
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Goldman Sachs logo
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Goldman Sachs
Hewlett Packard Enterprise logo
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Humana logo
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IDEXX logo
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IDEXX Laboratories
JPMorgan Chase
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JPMorgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente logo
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Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
KeyBank logo
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Liberty Mutual logo
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Liberty Mutual Insurance
Merck logo
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Morgan Stanley logo
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Morgan Stanley
Nestle  logo
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NextEra Energy
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NextEra Energy
PepsiCo logo
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PwC  logo
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Smith & Nephew logo
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FCA Stellantis
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Takeda logo
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Target logo
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Target Corporation
Texas Health Resources logo
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Texas Health Resources
Boeing logo
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The Boeing Company
The Hartford logo
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The Hartford
Nielsen logo
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The Nielsen Company
The Walt Disney Company logo
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The Walt Disney Company
UKG logo
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UnitedHealth Group logo
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UnitedHealth Group
University of Virginia logo
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University of Virginia
Unum logo
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UPMC logo
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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

2023 Award Winner Gallery

Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Award Winners were honored and celebrated at the Business Group on Health’s Annual Conference.

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2023 Peer Judges

Thank you to our esteemed 2023 Peer Judges! The Best Employers program would not be possible without the commitment and support they provided.

  • Bridget Hallman, Employee Wellness Manager, Paychex
  • Deborah Olson, Well-being, Lead Strategist, Genentech
  • Harshal Ruikar, Benefits Design & Strategy Leaders – APAC, Kyndryl
  • Jake Flaitz, Director, Benefits, Paychex
  • Jana Pastena, Director, Colleague Wellness, First Republic Bank
  • Jennifer Nitti, Senior Benefits Manager, Iron Mountain
  • Jenny Chan, Managing Director, Health & Well-being, Accenture
  • Joyce Gooden, Manager, Health Program Strategy, Corning
  • Kate Stemle, Senior Manager, Global Benefits Integration, Cloud Software Group
  • Katelyn Elie, Vice President, Senior Manager Health & Wellbeing, TD Bank
  • Lenka Fisher, Director, Employee Benefits, Vista Outdoor
  • Maribeth Rouseff, Assistant Vice President, Occupational Health & Wellness Advantage, Baptist Health South Florida
  • Sohini Stone, Medical Director, Global Employee Health, Google
  • Stacey Rodgers, Vice President, Global Benefits, Pearson

If you are interested in being a peer judge in the future, please email

Award FAQs

The 2024 Best Employers application will open late summer/early fall 2023.

The Best Employers Award criteria honors the importance of strategic, thoughtful approaches to well-being and health equity. The application is designed to reflect leading and innovative practices in the following core areas:

  • Leadership, Culture and Well-being Strategy
  • Holistic Well-being
  • Engagement and the Employee Experience
  • Equitable Benefits and Social Determinants of Health
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Local, national and global recognition as a company that values the health and well-being of its employees
  • Brand recognition as an employer of choice
  • Elevation of health and well-being internally with senior leaders and employees
  • Individual benchmarking report
  • Digital award seal to use for promotional and recruitment purposes
  • Press release template
  • Recognition at the awards ceremony during Business Group’s Annual Conference
  • Discounted Annual Conference registration rate
  • Listing on Business Group on Health website

Both Business Group on Health members and non-member companies can apply. Non-member companies must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Fortune 500 Company;
  • Top 100 of Forbes America's Largest Private Companies;
  • Forbes Global 2000; or
  • A workforce with at least 5,000 employees.

Companies headquartered in and outside the U.S. can apply.

The Business Group will allow one parent and one sub-unit/division to apply.

Each application is reviewed by both peer health and well-being leaders at large employers and members of the Business Group on Health team. If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, please email

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Business Group on Health is a network of professionals helping large employers optimize business performance by improving the way they approach health and benefits. We leverage our network of members to share best practices, shape health care policy, and craft innovative solutions for the health care issues employers care about.