MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare honored 10 employers with the company’s “Well Deserved” award for implementing innovative, industry-leading workplace well-being programs that help improve their employees’ health.
This year’s Well Deserved award winners demonstrated their commitment to creating a healthier culture by offering a variety of workplace programs and services such as mindfulness and stress reduction courses, onsite health centers and fitness classes, discounts at local fitness centers, financial well-being initiatives, onsite produce delivery, healthy snack challenges, sit-stand workstations, and an onsite mammogram van.
“Well Deserved award winners successfully established a culture of well-being by implementing worksite wellness programs to help lower costs and improve employee health and engagement,” said Ann Marie O’Brien, RN, UnitedHealthcare’s national director of health strategies. “An increasing number of companies recognize that valued well-being programs help employee health, satisfaction and productivity, and differentiate themselves as employers from other organizations.”
Among this year’s award winners, Northfield, Illinois-based Medline Industries, Inc., received a Well Deserved Leadership award. The award recognizes employers for their innovation, thought leadership and sustained results in helping employees improve their health and well-being.
Three employers received Golden Apple awards for winning a Well Deserved award for the second time, demonstrating a sustained commitment to employee health and wellness:
- Gallup, Omaha, Neb.
- Keller Independent School District, Keller, Texas
- Parkway School District, Chesterfield, Mo.
First-time Well Deserved award winners include:
- Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colo.
- De Nora Tech, LLC, Concord, Ohio
- Fort Bend Independent School District, Sugar Land, Texas
- Grange Insurance, Columbus, Ohio
- Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
- Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio
Honorable Mention recipients include:
- Broward County Government, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
- Charter Manufacturing Company, Inc., Mequon, Wis.
- County of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.
- Florida League of Cities
- Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas
- NK Parts Industries, Inc., Sidney, Ohio
- OCLC, Inc., Dublin, Ohio
- Phillips Edison & Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Racine Unified School District, Racine, Wis.
- SIRVA Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
This is UnitedHealthcare’s 10th year honoring employers that have implemented innovative well-being programs to support their employees’ health goals. UnitedHealthcare worked with an external broker review panel to review and judge all applicants.
UnitedHealthcare analysis reveals that when compared to their peers, employees of Well Deserved award winners show lower costs and better engagement in key areas such as wellness and preventive screening compliance, selecting appropriate care settings, and using care providers that are highly ranked for quality care and cost-efficiency.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter