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Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation

The Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation recognizes outstanding employers that encourage the implementation of programs and innovations that promote the efficient and cost-effective use of health care resources while demonstrating a track record of enhancing the employee health care experience and creating sustainable and high value programs.

Award Criteria:

  • Must be innovative
  • Have proven results in increasing health care value by improving quality and health outcomes
  • In pursuit of alternative delivery payment models
  • Breaking traditional paradigms and disrupting the market in a positive way

Submission Process:

  • Eligible companies/programs are selected by an internal award nomination committee.

2017 Winner

The Boeing Company for its demonstrated track record of controlling health care costs while ensuring employees and their families receive high-quality health care.

Helen Darling Award

Prior Winners


Intel Corporation for its outstanding track record and commitment to increasing value in health care purchasing, and for its leadership role in helping to change the face of employer-sponsored health care benefits.


Eric Craven for his leadership and commitment to the health, productivity, and overall well-being of PepsiCo's employees and families.
2013 Kathleen Angel for her visionary leadership and many contributions to thought leadership, effective benefits strategies, and health care delivery system reform.

Please contact us for more information, or for information on winners prior to 2013.

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