Application is now OPEN!
Application Deadline (due 5 p.m. ET) –– May 22, 2020
All Business Group on Health members and non-member companies are able to apply.
Non-member companies MUST meet at least one of the following criteria:
These fees apply to Non-Members ONLY:
1 | I am ready to apply, but can't log in. How can I retrieve my username and password?
Submit a request for a username and password by clicking on one of the following links:
See the member listing page to check if you're a Business Group on Health member.
2 | Can I still apply if my company is not a Business Group on Health member?
Yes, however, non-members must meet one of the following criteria: Is a Fortune or Global Fortune 500 company; Is listed in the top 100 of Forbes America's Largest Private Companies; Has at least 5,000 employees.
3 | Is there an application fee for members of the Business Group on Health?
No, there is no fee for members of Business Group on Health.
4 | Is there an application fee for non-members?
Yes, there is an application fee for non-members. There is a one-time $500 access fee and a $1,500 per application fee. The fees cover the administration and management of the Best Employers: Excellence in Health and Well-being and Global Distinction awards.
5 | When is the application deadline?
All applications are due by 5 pm EST on May 22, 2020.
6 | How can I download the application questions prior to submitting an application?
The PDF version of the application is available for Business Group on Health members or non-members that have paid the $500 access fee.
7 | Do applicants for Global Distinction have to apply for or win a domestic Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being award?
No, applicants do not need to apply for and/or win a Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being award in order to apply for or to win a Global Distinction.
8 | How does the Business Group define well-being?
Well-being is happiness, quality of life, thriving and flourishing. Well-being can be described as the way an individual feels, functions, and how his or her judges their life. Read Seeing the Bigger Picture: Beyond Wellness to Well-being. This document defines well-being and presents employers with the business case for developing a broader well-being strategy.
9 | What topics does the Global Distinction application address?
The Global Distinction application recognizes how local markets take a corporate well-being strategy and make it their own, locally. The application itself is designed to reflect this goal and is separated into two sections—corporate and local/country-specific that address the following topics:
The corporate section focuses on:
The local section of the application focuses on:
10 | My company has wonderful health and well-being initiatives in only one country or region. Can we apply for Global Distinction?
Yes! The application can be about any country (except the U.S.). That geography should have an employee footprint sufficient to support broad-based employee well-being programs. Whereas the Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being award recognizes U.S. programs exclusively, the Global Distinction award only examines well-being efforts outside the U.S.
11 | Can we submit materials in languages other than English for the Global Distinction application?
No, all application responses must be in English. Although you may submit examples of your company's health communication materials in other languages, keep in mind that judges may not be able to read or understand the materials you provide. Please be sure to describe your non-English supplemental materials and their intended purpose in your application.
12 | Who should complete my company's Global Distinction application?
Portions of the application are best completed by staff in the corporate headquarters (e.g., corporate communication). Other sections may be more appropriate for in-country or regional staff (e.g., benefit coverage).
13 | Am I required to submit outcomes documentation for the U.S. application?
Yes, applicants must submit outcome data specific to Part 4- Metrics & Data Assessment. Applicants must submit at least ONE document (up to three documents are allowed). Acceptable formats include PDF, Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents, not to exceed five pages per document.
14 | Can I submit my application on paper and avoid using the online application system?
No, all applicants must submit their application electronically through the online system.
15 | Will the data I share be kept confidential and be used expressly for this application?
Yes, all judges are required to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of the judging process. Business Group on Health staff will obtain permission to use any data submitted for any future projects and will de-identify when necessary.
16 | When will I be notified if my application wins an award?
The primary and secondary contacts listed in the application will be notified on or about July 17, 2020.
17 | When is the awards ceremony?
The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 during our annual fall conference (Workforce Strategy 2020) to be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, TN.
18 | What is the length of recognition?
For the Global Distinction award, recognition lasts for three years. The domestic award's recognition lasts for one year and applicants must re-apply every year.
19 | How can I obtain a copy of a previous year's application that my company submitted?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a previous year's application.
Email email@example.com for all other questions.
Business Group on Health HR/Benefits professional members who are not applying in the current application year are eligible to judge.
*Consultants, health plans/providers, and others with many employer clients are likely to have conflicts of interest therefore are ineligible to judge.