WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2018 – The National Business Group on Health last night recognized 49 U.S. employers for having the best workforce health and well-being programs in the nation. The honored employers, including four first-time winners, were presented with “2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®” awards at the National Business Group on Health’s Workforce Strategy 2018 Conference.
Now in its 14th year, the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® awards recognize employers with exceptional commitment to improving their employees’ overall well-being, productivity and quality of life. The awards program incorporates a wide range of well-being contributors including job satisfaction, community involvement, financial security, emotional and physical health, and social connectedness.
Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: “We are thrilled to honor these 49 companies for their innovative and unique approaches to employee, family and community health and well-being. More companies are on a path to integrate employee well-being into their workforce strategy to deploy the most engaged, competitive and productive workforce possible and these organizations are leading the way.”
LuAnn Heinen, a vice president of the National Business Group on Health who has overseen the awards program since its inception, commented: “We are very impressed with the innovation that all of the winning companies have demonstrated with their approaches to workforce well-being. The shift we are seeing from physical health and wellness programs to well-being as a workforce strategy is significant, and these companies are in the forefront. We congratulate all of them.”
Winners of the 2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® awards include:
- 17 Platinum: Employers that have a workforce well-being strategy in place with demonstrated results;
- 25 Gold:Organizations with a strong commitment to holistic well-being and related metrics;
- 7 Silver:Organizations with emerging well-being strategies, often with a focus on physical health.
CNO Financial Group, Inc.
Delta Air Lines
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Nemours Children’s Health System*
Texas Health Resources
The Boeing Company
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
FCA US LLC
Health Care Service Corporation
Merck & Co. Inc.
Mercy Health (Ohio/Kentucky)*
NextEra Energy, Inc.
The Nielsen Company
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Compass Group USA, Inc.
Huntington National Bank
Nestlé in the U.S.
The National Business Group on Health also presented several Special Recognition awards:
- The Hartford
- Goldman Sachs
Linking Health & Well-being to Business Performance
- Kaiser Permanente
- Nestlé in the U.S.
Global Distinction Awards
The Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Global Distinction program recognizes companies with established approaches to positively impacting the physical, psychological and emotional health, well-being and productivity of their global employees and their dependents.
Global Distinction awards were presented to:
- BNY Mellon- Ireland
- GlaxoSmithKline- Belgium
- Johnson & Johnson- Brazil
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.- U.K.
Contact: Ed Emerman