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

American Express Logo
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American Express
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Atrium Health
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Bank of America
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BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama logo
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Bon Secours Mercy Health logo
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Bon Secours Mercy Health
Booz Allen Hamilton logo
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Booz Allen Hamilton
Brown Brothers Harriman logo
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Brown Brothers Harriman
Cardinal Health logo
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Cardinal Health
Cigna logo
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Cleveland Clinic logo
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Cleveland Clinic
Compass Group logo
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Compass Group
CVS Health logo
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CVS Health
DaVita logo
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Dell Technologies logo
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Dell Technologies
Delta logo
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Delta Air Lines
DTE logo
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DTE Energy
Eaton logo
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Erie Insurance logo
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Erie Insurance
EY logo
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General Electric logo
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General Electric Company
General Motors logo
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General Motors
Humana logo
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IDEXX logo
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JLL logo
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JPMorgan Chase
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JPMorgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente logo
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Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
KeyBank logo
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Merck logo
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Nestle logo
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NextEra Energy
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NextEra Energy
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Paychex logo
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FCA Stellantis
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Texas Health Resources logo
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Texas Health Resources
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The Hartford
The Walt Disney Company logo
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The Walt Disney Company
Trane Technologies logo
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Trane Technologies
UKG logo
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Ultimate Kronos Group
UnitedHealth Group logo
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UnitedHealth Group
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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
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University of Virginia
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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.

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2022 Best Employers Judges
Thank you to the judges for this years' Best Employers Award.
  • 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

Award FAQs

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.

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 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 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

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.

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