Applications for the 2023 Best Employers awards will be accepted starting in mid-September 2022. All applications are due by 5 pm ET November 18, 2022. Check back in late summer 2022 for additional details.
Excellence in Health & Well-Being Award
Recognizing companies for their commitment to advancing employee well-being through comprehensive, innovative benefits and initiatives.
Business Group on Health recently reimagined the Best Employers award criteria to integrate and honor the importance of health equity and reflect the evolution of holistic well-being approaches, including mental health, financial security, physical health, social connectedness and job satisfaction.The Best Employers 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
For more details, including top approaches and notable initiatives from the 2022 Best Employers, Business Group on Health members can view the 2022 Best Employers Award Report.
2022 Award Winners
The powerful backing of American Express starts with backing our colleagues. Our goal is to build a culture of health through our leadership, policies, and workplace that enable colleagues to bring their whole selves to work. We offer programs and benefits that support each stage of our colleagues’ career and life to foster their mental, physical and financial well-being. And we leverage colleague feedback and global trends to ensure we’re always investing in innovative programs that support the holistic well-being of our colleagues and their loved ones.
Atrium Health is nationally recognized for shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Atrium Health, an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 42 hospitals, more than 1,500 care locations. We provide care at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in the Winston-Salem, NC region, Atrium Health Navicent in Central Georgia and Atrium Health Floyd in Rome, Georgia. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest School of Medicine is the academic core of the enterprise, including Wake Forest Innovations, which is advancing new medical technologies and biomedical discoveries. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing more than $2 billion per year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.
Our work is more than a job – it’s a calling - where humanity is at the center of everything we do. We are an organization made OF ALL and dedicated FOR ALL...where our people – teammates, patients and community members alike – come first. Our Culture Commitments drive us to create a space where all BELONG, we WORK AS ONE TEAM, we earn TRUST, we INNOVATE and we drive for EXCELLENCE. LiveWELL, the well-being division of Atrium Health exists to support teammates in working meaningfully, eating healthfully, learning continuously and living fully....living their best lives so that we can deliver on the mission of Atrium Health.
AXA's purpose is to “Act for human progress by protecting what matters”. There's no more important way to fulfill that mission than by caring for our colleagues. AXA XL, a division of AXA, offers a variety of flexible, market-leading benefits to support colleague’s physical, emotional/social, and financial health. We continue to innovate and identify global services to support colleagues, as we capture the entire wellbeing experience through:
- Prevention – to help our employees keep safe
- Access to care – to facilitate our employee’s access to care
- Support – to support our employees in case of serious illness
This 360° approach allows us to cover the entire health and well-being ecosystem. We work closely with our partners to provide colleagues with solutions that support flexibility, drive engagement, increase social connectiveness, and offer a better work/life balance. We focus on these areas to create and sustain a culture of well-being.
Bank of America
We know that supporting the physical, financial and emotional wellbeing of our teammates in their personal life also supports them in their work life. That’s why we invest in our teammates’ wellness with best-in-class benefits and programs.
BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We bring that commitment to home - to our associates and their families - through our award winning global well-being program, BD Healthy Lives. The BD Healthy Lives program provides associates with resources, tools and one-on-one support to help them make better everyday choices, develop healthier habits and achieve overall well-being. Our multi-year wellness strategy is designed to drive intrinsic motivation and positive behavior change, aligned with key business objectives:
- Improving the overall well-being of our associates and family members
- Focusing on the power of prevention through education, incentives and key programs designed to support associates in different areas, such as: nutrition, physical activity, mental well-being, stress management, tobacco cessation, financial well-being, social well-being, chronic condition management, and more!
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's BeWell program promotes emotional, financial, physical and social wellness. Associates have the opportunity to participate in eight wellness challenges, earning up to $400 in rewards. The Healthy Action Program component provides incentives for a preventive screening, tobacco cessation program, BeWell webinar attendance, a meQuilibrium® assessment, skill or activity, or completing a clinician care management program call. Additional rewards include completing a wellness visit, step challenges, health assessment and an online program addressing weight loss, improved sleep, nutrition and exercise. Webinar topics included Mindful Eating, Managing Anxiety, Cultivating Happiness and financial themes. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides text therapy, free legal and financial consultations with discounted services, health coaching and coaching services. EAP coaching services promote self-awareness, clarify visions, values, intentions and goals. Goals include but are not limited to health and aging, healthy weight, exercising, healthy parenting, personal development and personal finances.
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Bon Secours Mercy Health is a not-for-profit Catholic health system with 50 hospitals across seven states. Our vision - to be where associates want to work, clinicians want to practice, people seek wellness and communities thrive - starts with our associates being their best self. Be Well, guides associates on their personal journey to better health and well-being. It’s designed to create environments that make healthy behaviors easy, self-care a priority, encompasses total well-being and empowers associates to live their best lives.
Associates have access to coaching, challenges and programs addressing mental well-being, resiliency, stress management, emotional health, financial fitness and more. Programs such as Be Well With Diabetes, Be Well With Baby, Wondr and Human Performance Coaching enhance partnerships with associate’s health care provider as well as provides tools and content to build better behaviors and reduce risk factors.
Booz Allen Hamilton
At Booz Allen, we put our people first and we empower them to lead their healthiest and happiest lives. To reflect our comprehensive wellness philosophy, we provide integrated programming to support the physical, financial, emotional, and mental health of our employees. Our holistic approach to well-being aims to serve our 29,000+ employees with personalized support, resources to improve health and reduce stress, and a compassionate culture of inclusion, understanding and flexibility.
Brown Brothers Harriman
BBH has been in business for more than 200 years. Sustainability—a steadfast commitment to long-term value and well-being—is core to who we are. We believe that the sustainability and well-being of our businesses are intrinsically connected to the well-being of our employees.
BBH offers its employees a comprehensive health and well-being support system, Thrive. While well-being means something different to everyone, Thrive is designed to support and inspire our employees to make positive lifestyle choices and better long-term decisions—physically, financially, and personally. Our program encourages our employees and their families to foster good health, financial security, and peace of mind through education and rewards focused on optimal outcomes. Thrive offers a steady cadence of well-being events hosted in each of our offices annually, supported by communication and education on various well-being topics.
Our employees are the heart of our business. Without their commitment to care every day, we couldn’t provide the essential support that matters everywhere it’s needed. At Cardinal Health, we believe in taking care of the whole person which means stretching the boundaries of what you might normally think of as health. It’s about really living well and focusing on all the parts that make up well-being – mental, physical and financial. They are all connected, and they all matter to our employees and to us.
Cigna is a global health services company dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve. With more than 180 million customer and patient relationships in more than 30 countries and jurisdictions, we are able to harness actionable insights that address whole-person health and drive better health outcomes.
Our global workforce of more than 70,000 employees is dedicated to living our mission and being champions for our customers and communities. We call this the “Power of We.” By working together in close partnership with our colleagues, customers, providers, clients, and communities, we are able to create personalized solutions and advance whole-person health.
Our enterprise well-being strategy promotes a supportive work environment, connects people to total health and well-being solutions, and drives personal engagement and accountability for healthy choices with the goal of inspiring employees to live their best lives.
At Cleveland Clinic our mission is caring for life, researching for health, educating those who serve. Our approach to building a culture of well-being is holistic and inclusive. This means that in addition to programs addressing traditional elements of disease prevention and physical health, we consider the person as a whole and aim to provide an environment that positively impacts the body, emotions, mind and spirit of our caregivers. As an organization, we believe it is our responsibility to take care of our caregivers and encourage them toward new heights of personal and professional satisfaction and fulfillment. Our philosophy is that all employees are caregivers, and they are, our greatest asset. They make our enterprise stronger and help us aspire to our vision to be the best place to receive care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare.
Compass Group is redefining the food and support services landscape with innovation and passion through the lens of what’s next.
Serving premier healthcare systems, respected educational institutions, world-renowned cultural centers, popular sporting and entertainment venues, and Fortune 500 organizations the world over, Compass Group always finds a way to deliver excellence in nearly any vertical. Whether it’s serving school meals students love, high-end concessions in stadiums, or innovative, nutritionally balanced meals for seniors, Compass is an industry leader. Ranked No. 1 by industry peers on Fortune’s 2021 list of World’s Most Admired Companies, Compass has also earned a spot on Forbes’ list of the Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for New Grads and Best Employers for Women in 2021. Compass Group is among the Top 50 Companies Changing the World according to Fortune.
CVS Health is the leading health solutions company that delivers care like no one else can. We help people navigate the health care system — and their personal health care — by improving access, lowering costs and being a trusted partner for every meaningful moment of health. And we do it all with heart, each and every day.
Bringing our heart to our customers starts with support for our colleagues. Our My Well-being program is based on four dimensions of well-being: Physical health, Emotional health, Financial security and Community, with an appreciation that there’s no “one right answer” to address our colleagues’ diverse needs and preferences. We offer a holistic program with a variety of resources and a range of incentive-eligible activities to further support colleagues’ health. From welcoming a child to planning for retirement — and everything in between -- we seek to meet colleagues wherever they are in their well-being journey.
DaVita Inc. is a comprehensive kidney care provider focused on transforming care to improve the quality of life for patients globally. The company is one of the largest providers of kidney care services in the U.S. and has been a leader in clinical quality and innovation for more than 20 years. DaVita is working to help increase equitable access to care for patients at every stage and setting along their kidney health journey—from slowing progression of kidney disease to streamlining the transplant process, from acute hospital care to dialysis at home. DaVita boasts more than 55,000 teammates across the United States and serves more than 200,000 patients. It is committed to creating an environment that allows each teammate to provide for their family, thrive in their career and tap into their greater purpose. DaVita strives to support teammates by providing meaningful, fulfilling work, the tools to help the reach their full potential and a space where they can belong. DaVita is also committed to providing their teammates with fair and competitive pay, benefits and well-being programs that help promote vitality, mental and emotional wellness to support teammates’ whole lives, and to make work ‘work’ for all.
Dell Technologies is committed to helping team members succeed as their authentic selves at home and at work. The company’s flexible culture and wellness programs provide team members with choice in managing their physical, mental and financial health – as well as when and where work gets done.
Dell’s comprehensive benefits bring equitable and personalized care and support to their global team. New and expanded solutions have helped team members navigate impacts of the pandemic, including burnout, caretaking, isolation, crisis sick leave support and mental health services that can be consumed in person or digitally. Just as Dell drives human progress through technology, digital transformation helps team members get the most from company benefits.
Dell’s goal is to ensure all team members have access to resources to support them on their personal wellness journey and to ultimately have a full and fulfilling life and career.
Delta Air Lines
Wellbeing is more than just a one-time event—it’s a journey with four destinations along the way: physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing. These four aspects of your wellbeing are all connected, and each plays an important part in building resiliency for whatever life throws your way.
Walking with you step-by-step, whether it’s investing in free mental health counseling sessions, offering unlimited backup care, providing free financial coaching or giving you access to unlimited fitness classes, Delta Wellbeing is here for you.
At DTE Energy, we improve lives with our energy. Our aspiration is to be the best in the world and the best for the world. DTE’s commitment to our employees’ health and wellbeing is explicitly brought to life through our operating model:
“Keys” exemplify how we serve each other and our customers and are Safe, Caring, Dependable, Efficient. The keys include expected behaviors such as:
- Practice safe and healthy behaviors in everything I do
- Speak up to ensure physical and emotional safety
- Project positive energy
- Take care of myself and others
- "Leadership principles" describe how we use our influence and model behaviors and are Innovate, Deliver and Inspire which includes “Care for each person’s wellbeing” and “Foster belonging”.
We want the DTE family to get the most from life. We provide resources to support emotional, social, financial and physical health, and foster a lifelong commitment to total wellbeing.
Eaton launched its Powering You to Live Well, a global wellbeing initiative aimed at improving health and wellbeing over a decade ago. The program has evolved to include three dimensions of wellbeing that encompasses physical, emotional (including social and community), and financial health. The Global Wellbeing program helps fulfill the company’s aspirational goal of creating a culture of health, wellness and safety for all its employees.
Erie Insurance is committed to the total-wellbeing of our Employees and their families. We continue to leverage the expertise and knowledge necessary to provide a comprehensive suite of resources to promote the best quality of life possible for our Erie Family.
Working at EY means bringing together a diverse group of extraordinary people to build a better working world. At the heart of it all is our people — a Better You. Nothing is more important to us than our people. When our people thrive, we thrive. That’s why we put the health and vitality of our staff and partners at the absolute center of everything we do through EY Better You – a holistic approach to well-being. Better You offers access to dozens of carefully curated resources designed to help our people succeed in our fast-paced work environment and transformative world:
- Physically focused support to help our people reach and maintain their healthy peak
- Emotional support to help our people manage their personal lives and build resiliency
- Financial support to help plan for the future
- Social impact programs to help our people connect to communities and each other
General Electric Company
At GE we work on big opportunities - from powering cities and flying people home safely, to building a healthier world with more precise and efficient care. While our employees are busy building a world that works, GE understands that their personal wellbeing is essential to that success. HealthAhead has been GE's global wellbeing program for more than 10 years. Our mission is to support a culture that inspires and encourages GE employees and their families to optimize their health and wellbeing and live a wellbalanced life. We are constantly evolving and innovating to meet that mission.
The goal of HealthAhead is to engage employees around holistic wellbeing including physical, emotional, financial and social health. We strive to deliver globally relevant health and wellbeing information and tools and have mobilized more than 300 GE champions to localize the program around the world.
From day one, GM is looking out for employee well-being-at work and at home; so employees can focus on realizing their ambitions. Our culture can be summed up in four words: We are General Motors. “We are GM” is a unified movement throughout our company to be intentional with how we live and work. Our goal continues to be fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique differences in everyone and allows each employee the opportunity to use their voice and bring their authentic self to work. By providing well-being support and resources, individuals can be at their best in the workplace, at home and within their communities.
Well-being is the heart of Humana's culture. While meaning and purpose often come from within, they also develop from relationships with others. Humana provides employees opportunities to connect and collaborate, sharing their vision and voice. Humana is honored to be recognized specifically as a Best Employer by Business Group on Health for its corporate commitments to supporting healthy eating, tobacco cessation, social connectedness and our remote employees. Humana’s well-being movement is advanced by its employees and championed by leaders with specific goals and measures that are meaningful at the individual, team and company levels. Humana defines holistic well-being with these four dimensions:
- Health: Having the physical, emotional, and spiritual energy and desire to thrive every day.
- Security: Feeling safe and protected, including financially.
- Belonging: Personal relationships and connections within communities.
- Purpose: Inspiration guiding associates to meaningful activities that bring joy, including job satisfaction.
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a member of the S&P 500® Index and is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, offering diagnostic and software products and services that deliver solutions and insights to practicing veterinarians around the world. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for livestock and poultry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk and point-of-care and laboratory diagnostics for human medicine. Our global holistic well-being program, IDEXXLiFE, focuses on Physical Health, Emotional Resilience, Financial Wellness, and Social Connectedness. IDEXXLiFE offerings include: employee assistance counseling; dietitian consults; life and financial coaching; fitness center access; anti-stigma mental health campaigns; an online interactive platform; group challenges; well-being webinars; and over 120 well-being champions globally that bring the program to life.
At JLL, our comprehensive benefits are designed to provide you and your family programs that support your health, well-being and financial security.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. continues to be committed to creating and maintaining a culture of health and well-being that starts at the top with our senior leadership and trickles down to all levels of the organization. Our well-being strategy is based on three key components: Health, Balance and Finances. Our focus is on empowering and inspiring our employees–providing them with practical information and access to resources to take ownership of their well-being and make positive lifestyle choices. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to our comprehensive benefits and wellness offerings, we were able to pivot seamlessly to enhance various policies and programs to prioritize employee’s health and safety during these difficult times. Areas of focus include parental and family supports, mental health and COVID-19 testing and vaccination offerings as well as a myriad of workplace policies and procedures to focus on the health and safety of our people.
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care to improve the health of our employees, our members, and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. We are dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and improving community health.
Thrive with Key reflects the total rewards of working at Key and is a comprehensive, competitive set of programs that are driven by data and personalized to the needs of our teammates to help them thrive in their health, well-being and financial wellness.
In 2020/2021, a global pandemic turned our world upside down and changed the way we live and work. As a science-based healthcare company focused on developing and providing medicines and vaccines that save and improve lives, we are also committed to the health, wellbeing and safety of our employees. Because health and wellbeing are integrated – whether it’s physical, mental or financial – and because everyone’s situation is different, we focus on providing a wide range of benefits and resources to employees and their families so they can live well, no matter what that looks like for them. Our mission to offer “what you need when you need it” became our holistic health and wellbeing employee experience of being “all about you.”
Nestlé's purpose is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. We invest in making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families (including pets), our communities and the planet. Nowhere is this more important than with our own employees. That is why Nestlé offers employees and their families a Total Rewards package that reinforces this mission, from a full suite of competitive benefits, to innovative programs that encourage physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being. Nestlé is giving employees money in a personalized, wellbeing benefit; the Lifestyle Spending Account. The employee gets to decide what wellbeing means to them. Nestlé offers competitive medical plan options with various in-network and out-of-network coverage as well as a Nestlé contribution to the HSA. Members can earn Healthy Rewards by participating in activities to identify health risks or innovative programs to improve wellbeing.
For 30 years, NextEra Health & Well-Being has provided employees and their families with resources to live well physically, emotionally and financially. These programs play a fundamental role in how the company provides support to a workforce of more than 15,000 employees in 49 states and Canada. Deeply rooted in a commitment to support more than 34,000 employees, retirees and their families, NextEra Energy provides comprehensive benefits to help them achieve their best, both personally, and professionally -- today, tomorrow and in the future. Alongside a comprehensive benefits plan, NextEra Health & Well-Being focuses on:
- Physical health, which includes weight management, nutrition and on-site health and fitness centers.
- Emotional health, which includes Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counseling.
- Financial health, which includes personal budgeting, 401(k) utilization and retirement readiness.
At Nielsen, Audience is Everything™. By connecting clients to audiences, we fuel the media industry with the most accurate understanding of what people listen to and watch. To discover what audiences love, we measure across all channels and platforms—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are truly connected to their audiences, they can see the most important opportunities and accelerate growth.
As a global employer, we influence the well-being of our over 14,000 employees and their families. Our innovative well-being program, well-being ambassadors and technology help our members to be better health care consumers, and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives – physically, emotionally, financially and socially. Our well-being challenges inspire teamwork and social connections, and have already led to over $12,000 in donations in 2020 and 2021 to the Nielsen Global Support Fund and other charities on behalf of winning teams.
The Paychex benefits and well-being program supports employees for making health a priority and addresses the various factors that influence all dimensions of well-being, including physical, emotional, financial, community, and career. Paychex is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their dependents with an affordable, comprehensive benefit package to help keep them well, while removing financial barriers to health care services and providing them with financial protection for both today and tomorrow through our medical/Rx, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, paid family leave, and 401(k) plans. Our well-being programs help our employees and their dependents manage life’s challenges and opportunities to optimize their overall well-being through programs like our highly utilized EAP; transgender inclusive benefits; stress management and resilience building; mindfulness training; socially-based, multi-week wellness challenges; tobacco cessation options; healthy, delicious, favorably priced food in company cafeterias; subsidized wearable devices; blood pressure kiosks; weight management programs; ergonomics assessments; treadmill workstations; flu shots; health coaching; and a paid community volunteering day.
Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a clear vision to offer freedom of movement with distinctive, affordable and reliable mobility solutions. In addition to the Group’s rich heritage and broad geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, depth of experience and the wide-ranging talents of employees working around the globe.
The company is committed to a comprehensive wellbeing program that enables employees and families to lead healthier lifestyles. Stellantis today provides a variety of integrated health plans with preventive services, which include health portals, UAW benefit representatives, a healthcare advocate (RN), EAP representatives, onsite medical departments, 29 dedicated wellbeing staff, fitness centers and three near - site family health and wellness centers serving employees and families at our manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Illinois and our newest location in Detroit Michigan.
Texas Health Resources
Ranked seventh on the Fortune 100 Great Places to Work list and first on Best Workplaces in Health Care list, Texas Health Resources’ award-winning health and well-being program offers employees and family members tools to navigate the impact of the pandemic and make sustainable health improvements. Our Mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve starts with our employees. Our culture helps employees thrive through programs that encourage diversity, equity, inclusion, social connection, financial security and well-being for mind, body and spirit. Onsite conveniences include healthy cafes, fitness centers, meditation gardens, chapels, EAP hubs, pharmacies and walking trails. Locations have mental health allies through onsite wellness committees and dedicated health specialists. Employees and spouses receive rewards for completing activities including health assessments, wellness exams and online activities. Employees receive free biometric screenings to help identify health risks, improve outcomes and earn credits on their paychecks.
Underwriting human achievement is The Hartford’s purpose. We’re driven by the belief people can achieve amazing things with the right encouragement and support. By demonstrating our brand promise through everyday actions, we show people we genuinely care for, value and respect them. And that we’ve got their backs when it comes to helping them achieve great things.
Our brand promise also applies to our employees and the communities where we live and work. Our wellbeing program helps employees and their family members be their best - confident, agile, socially connected, and inspired to achieve their best every day. Through weight management programs, activity programs, onsite health centers, a mindfulness-based stress reduction program, financial coaching, community involvement, a family benefit program, and much more, we impact business performance by improving employee and dependent overall well-being, managing health care costs, improving productivity and performance, and attracting and engaging top talent.
The Walt Disney Company
At Disney, we provide a healthy, flexible and inclusive work environment where employees have the support they need and the choices they deserve. Our benefits help our employees and cast members live their best life, grow personally and professionally and take advantage of the special extras that only Disney can provide. We take a comprehensive approach to supporting the evolving needs of our diverse workforce, delivering healthcare with the individual in mind, removing barriers to achieve health equity and financial wellness, and promoting total well-being by offering differentiating tools, programs and services. Our Centers for Living Well healthcare facilities are emblematic of best-in-class care with both on-site and on-demand access to well-being programs and health services.
At Trane Technologies, we have a long-standing commitment to the health and well-being of our team members and their families. We help team members thrive at work and home by offering meaningful benefits and programs that grow with them and help them take charge of their physical, financial, social and emotional wellbeing. Because together, we boldly go.
Ultimate Kronos Group
At UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), our purpose is people. Built from a merger that created one of the largest cloud companies in the world, UKG believes organizations succeed when they focus on their people. As a leading global provider of HCM and workforce management solutions, UKG cares for its people as whole individuals, providing many programs and perks, based on the following Health and Well-Being Mission: To inspire, empower, and support employees and their families throughout their journey to achieve optimal well-being and happiness both at work and at home. The Four Pillars of that form the core UKG’s Health and Well-Being Commitment is providing our workforce with a health journey in the areas of Physical, Environmental, Emotional, and Financial wellness.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a distinctively diversified health and well-being company headquartered in the United States, and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical expertise, advanced technology and data and health information enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment. UnitedHealth Group serves clients and customers through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group provides employee benefits and services in 50 states and 20 countries. Employees perform their Life’s Best WorkSM at UnitedHealth Group while surrounded by a culture and program offerings that support holistic well-being.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
A $23 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patientcentered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 4 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.7 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $900 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International.
University of Virginia
Hoos Well, the University of Virginia’s comprehensive employee well-being program, fosters a culture of well-being among the University’s more than 30,000 employees-- and their families-- by promoting and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and engendering a happier, healthier, and more positive work environment. Guided by a strategic plan that represents the University’s commitment to supporting the well-being of its employee population, Hoos Well emphasizes an ecological approach to health promotion that focuses on both individual-level and population-level determinants of health behaviors. Our targeted programs and initiatives focus on improving health, containing costs, and increasing productivity, morale, and quality of life. Through its website (www.hooswell.com), a state-of-the-art web portal, and transdisciplinary collaborations with partners across and beyond the University, Hoos Well offers evidence-based programs to help employees along their journey toward optimal health and physical, emotional, financial, and social well-being.
Unum’s wellbeing strategy will position Unum as an employment destination where diverse and highly skilled people want to work, contribute and grow their careers. We provide employees with choice and financial flexibility to select the benefits that support their wellbeing and are the most important to meeting their needs including programs/services that encourage and support financial, emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as work/life balance. Programs and services will be designed and delivered through the lens of equity and fairness.
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2022 Award Winner Gallery
Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being awards recognize companies for their innovative and comprehensive approaches to employee, family, and community health and well-being.
- Bhargav Chandrashekar, GlaxoSmithKline
- Brit Wittman, Applied Materials
- Dana Morris, Fiserv
- Gerardo Durand, 3M Corporate
- Karen Fukuda, First Republic Bank
- Kate Stemle, Citrix
- Kimberly Young, PAE
- Kristen Brown, JetBlue
- Lori Skewes, Schwan’s Company
- Lynne Hillock, Oracle
- Mona R. Reinhardt, DXC Technology
- Ron Drayton, Uber
- Sari Kalin, Liberty Mutual
- Stacey Rodgers, Pearson
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
Yes. The 2023 Best Employers Application Guide, which includes all application questions and guiding resources will be available in summer 2022. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the guide. There is no cost for Business Group members. Non-members will need to pay a fee for access
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.
There is no fee for Business Group on Health members. For non-members, there is a one-time $500 fee to access the application PDF and a $1,500 application fee to apply for Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being. If you’re a non-member and interested in applying, please email email@example.com for access.
The Business Group will allow one parent and one sub-unit/division to apply.
Yes. Beyond recognition for a company’s overall health and well-being approach, Best Employers award winners will have the opportunity to be considered for additional recognition for exceptional accomplishments in the following areas:
- Best Employers: Excellence in Global Health & Well-being
- Best Employers: Excellence in Health Equity
- Best Employers: Excellence in Mental Health
There is one Best Employers application. Applicants must apply to the Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being award to be considered for a Best Employers: Excellence in Global Health & Well-being award. Companies can be recognized with Best Employers: Excellence in Global Health & Well-being by either demonstrating a strategic global/company-wide approach to health and well-being and/or an exceptional regional approach(es). To be considered for the Global Health & Well-being award your company must be applying based on your full global population and have at least 25% of employees outside the U.S.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. All applications must be submitted electronically through the online system.
The contacts listed in the application will be notified by the end of February 2023.
The Best Employers awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 26 during the Business Group’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
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.