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

Best Employers is open for applications! Business Group Members, click here to log in and then click the Apply button to start your application. Not a Business Group member? Email bestemployers@businessgrouphealth.org to get started.

Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being seal
Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being

Best Employers receive a digital award seal to use for promotional and recruitment purposes, a press release template, recognition at the awards ceremony during Business Group’s Annual Conference, a discounted Annual Conference registration rate, and a listing on Business Group on Health website.

 

Best Employers Global Health & Well-being, Excellence in Health Equity, Excellence in Mental Health Award Seals
Multiple Recognition Opportunities

This year, there are multiple recognition opportunities in one application. 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.

 

Why Apply?
Global Recognition as an Employer of Choice
Get local, national and global recognition as a company that values the health and well-being of its employees
Multiple Awards, One Application
Submit one application for the Best Employers Award and be considered for additional awards, honoring companies with exceptional accomplishments in global health and well-being, health equity and mental health
Benchmarking and Networking with the Best-in-Class
Receive an individual benchmarking report and join us for the 2022 Best Employers Awards Ceremony to celebrate and connect with peer winners
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Award FAQs

One of the primary differences in this year’s application is the integration of health equity into the award criteria. The Business Group also integrated the legacy global and U.S. applications into one application, added new questions that reflect current best practices and the post-pandemic world, and increased the focus on mental health and employee experience.

  • 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. Email bestemployers@businessgrouphealth.org to request the 2022 Best Employers Application Guide, which includes all application questions and guiding resources. There is no cost for Business Group members. Non-members will need to pay a $500 fee to access the Guide.

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; or
  • A workforce with at least 5,000 employees.

There are no eligibility restrictions for Business Group on Health members.

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 bestemployers@businessgrouphealth.org for access.

All applications are due by 5 pm ET November 19, 2021. Employers are encouraged to start early to make sure you are adequately prepared to submit an award-winning application. Also, when applicants wait until the last minute to submit their application, increased traffic volumes can cause the online application system to slow down.

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

This year, 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).

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

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 bestemployers@businessgrouphealth.org.

No. All applications must be submitted electronically through the online system.

The contacts listed in the application will be notified on or about February 15, 2022.

The Best Employers awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 19 during the Business Group’s Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Best Employers Award

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Past Winners

2019

2019 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being and Global Distinction Awards

50 U.S. Employers award Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being and 6 Employers the Global Distinction Award

2018

2018 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being and Global Distinction Awards

49 U.S. Employers award Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being and 4 Employers the Global Distinction Award

2017

2017 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being and Global Distinction Awards

48 U.S. Employers award Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being and 3 Employers the Global Distinction Award

About Us

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.