WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2019 – The National Business Group on Health presented 50 employers with 2019 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being awards at its Workforce Strategy 2019 Conference in San Diego this week.
Now in its 15th year, the Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being 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 financial security, mental and physical health, social connectedness and community involvement.
Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: “We are pleased to recognize these 50 companies for their commitment to well-being as integral to their workforce strategy. Companies worldwide are embracing a holistic, employee-centric approach to wellbeing to deploy the most engaged, productive and competitive workforce possible. Our annual awards program aims to shine a spotlight on the innovative and committed organizations leading the way.”
LuAnn Heinen, vice president, well-being & workforce strategy, National Business Group on Health commented: “It’s inspiring to see how companies have evolved their understanding and their investment in well-being over the last 15 years. Today’s winners reflect a perspective on work, life and health that resonates today. Kudos to our US and Global winners.” Winners of the 2019 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being awards include:
- 19 Platinum: Organizations who have recognized a connection between workforce well-being and key business outcomes and implemented a strategy with demonstrated results across several dimensions of well-being;
- 22 Gold: Organizations with a strong commitment to holistic well-being and related metrics;
- 9 Silver: Organizations with emerging well-being strategies, often with a focus on physical health.
The winners in each category are:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
CNO Financial Group, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Merck & Co., Inc.
Nemours Children’s Health System
Texas Health Resources
Compass Group North America
Delta Air Lines
FCA US LLC
Georgia Power Company
Health Care Service Corporation
Nestlé in the U.S.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
Huntington National Bank
University of Virginia*
*denotes first time winner
The National Business Group on Health also presented four Special Recognition awards to companies that have demonstrated exceptional engagement and impact within one area of well-being:
Linking Health & Well-being to Business Performance
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:
Baker Hughes, a GE company- Nigeria
Nielsen - Spain