Frequently asked questions

How does Healthiest Employers define wellness?

We define wellness as any program aimed to encourage healthier lifestyles by giving individuals biometric, fitness, nutrition and other health-related educational advice. An approach to care that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life.

Why do employers apply for the award?

Organizations of all sizes and industries participate in the awards program for a variety of reasons. Award recognition signals an employers commitment to improving employee health. Employers also find tremendous value in learning, sharing and benchmarking their wellness program with others in their city and across the county.

How does my employer apply?

Each market is different; however, the application is online and easy to complete. For specific dates and details about the Healthiest Employers program in your area, visit the events page.

What does Healthiest Employers measure?

The Healthiest Employers Award collects data across six key areas of workplace wellness: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Interventions and Reporting and Analysis.

How are winners selected?

Applicants are ranked by size (based on the number of employees), so that employers compete against like-sized organizations. The online assessment automatically scores and ranks the applicant pool, based on the weighted value of the completed answers.

Who developed the assessment?

A non-biased, national committee supports the questions, data and scoring methodology. This committee is comprised of representatives from the wellness, medical, higher education, research, non-for-profit and government communities.

Is my data safe and secure?

The Healthiest Employers assessment utilizes bank-level security to protect employer wellness data. The tool is also GINA and HIPAA compliant.

How do I obtain my score?

The assessment tool contains a weighted scoring system that compares you against employers from your market, and across the country. Upon completing the online questions you will have an opportunity to purchase your Healthiest Employers Benchmark Report that summarizes and compares your wellness program.

Can I get my score without applying for the award?

Yes. The Healthiest Employers Benchmark Report is available for purchase upon completing the online assessment. To order your Benchmark Report, contact us at