The Best Employers Award recognizes companies for their commitment to advancing employee well-being through comprehensive, innovative benefits and initiatives.

The 2025 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Award application will open September 5, 2025.

2024 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2024 winners of the Business Group on Health Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Award! Of this year’s 54 winners, many organizations received additional recognition for excellence in one or more of three categories: Mental Health, Health Equity and Global Health & Well-being. 

In June 2024, Business Group on Health hosted a webinar to highlight employers who are leading the way in well-being.

Elevate Your Approach to Health & Well-Being: Lessons From 2024 Best Employers Award Winners

2024 Award Winners

Accenture
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Accenture
Advocate Health
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Advocate Health
American Express Logo
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American Express
AXA XL Logo
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AXA XL
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Bain & Company
Bank of America
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Bank of America
BASF
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BASF Corporation
BD logo
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BD
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Booz Allen
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Cardinal Health
Chevron logo
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Chevron
CNO Financial Group logo
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CNO Financial Group
Cognizant  logo
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Cognizant
Compass Group logo
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Compass Group
CVS Health logo
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CVS Health
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Dell Technologies
DTE logo
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DTE Energy
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Erie
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EY
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General Motors
HII
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HII
HP
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HP
Humana logo
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Humana Inc.
JPMorgan Chase
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kaiser Permanente logo
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Kaiser Permanente
Kellanova
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Kellanova
KeyBank logo
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KeyBank
Merck logo
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Morgan Stanley logo
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Morgan Stanley
Nationwide
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Nationwide Insurance
Navy Federal Credit Union
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Navy Federal Credit Union
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Nestlé in the U.S.
NextEra Energy
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NextEra Energy, Inc.
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Nielsen
Northrop Grumman
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Northrop Grumman Corporation
NYU Langone Health
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NYU Langone Health
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Paychex
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PepsiCo, Inc.
PwC  logo
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PwC
RSM
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RSM US LLP
Smith & Nephew logo
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Smith+Nephew
FCA Stellantis
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Stellantis
Takeda logo
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Takeda
Target logo
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Target
TD Bank
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TD
Texas Health Resources logo
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Texas Health Resources
Cigna logo
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The Cigna Group
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The Hartford
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The Walt Disney Company
UKG logo
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UKG
UnitedHealth Group logo
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UnitedHealth Group
University of Virginia logo
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University of Virginia
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Unum Group
UPMC logo
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UPMC/UPMC Health Plan

Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Awards FAQs

The 2025 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Award application opens September 5, 2024.

The Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being 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 [email protected].

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

For first time applicants, it can take up to 80-100 hours total to complete the application in full. This can include an extensive review period from project managers, public relations and communications teams. Most applicants work on it weekly starting opening day (September 5, 2024 - November 15, 2024). We share a PDF of the application in July so applicants can get a head start on compiling responses before the SurveyMonkey application opens. For companies that are returning applicants, we estimate it may take up to 40-50 hours to complete the application. We highly recommend applicants start as early as possible.

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