Greater Philadelphia

At Healthiest Employers, we take a holistic view of worksite health, understanding what it looks like to have your leadership team completely bought in, to understand the needs of your employee population, and identify how you are proactively supporting wellbeing.

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a business or non-profit entity in the region
  • Employ a minimum of two employees, including the owner*
  • Demonstrate evidence of a wellness program or worksite wellness initiatives

* If your organization has multiple offices and you would like to apply in this region, this office must employ a minimum of 50 employees or 10% of your total population.

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2023 Winners

August 29, 2023

In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Greater Philadelphia. To learn more about how the following organizations were selected for this list, please visit our methodology page here

92.6% of the Philadelphia companies surveyed are on a hybrid schedule where employees are in the office on specific days. 3.7% work onsite or in-person and 3.7% of companies are fully remote.

The majority of applicants utilize partnerships within the health and wellness ecosystem to effectively carry out their health and wellness programs. Based on self-reporting from this year’s Philadelphia applicants:

  • 92.6% use a broker or consulting firm
  • 85.2% use wellness vendor services
  • 63.0% use a TPA (third-party administrator)

Additionally, some notable statistics from this year’s groups include:

  • 81.5% have a formal mentoring program in place 
  • 77.8% offer career planning meetings and/or courses to help employees excel in the workplace
  • 44.4% provide employees with at least 5 weeks of paid time off (this includes sick and personal days)
  • 14.8% are currently offering more than 14 weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers
  • 7.4% of applicant wellness programs have been in place longer than 20 years

Congratulations to this year’s finalists!

*Employee count represents full-time employees

2 to 149 Employees

1st Johnson Kendall & Johnson – Newtown – 110 Employees

The Johnson Kendall & Johnson (JKJ) family of companies has grown to be one of the premier insurance brokerage firms in the United States for more than 60 years. They are focused on providing value-added and unique solutions with the most creative talent in the industry.

The mental health benefit offered by Tava Health has proven to be highly valuable for JKJ employees and their families. This benefit provides 12 free counseling sessions per year with licensed therapists for all JKJ employees and their dependents. Appointments with chosen therapists can be made, with a guaranteed slot within 48 hours. Unlike many, JKJ emphasizes both physical and mental preventive health, normalizing and destigmatizing mental health services. Remarkably, almost 40% of employees have registered, and 25% are actively engaged in counseling with Tava. Considering the prevalence of mental health disorders, this participation suggests that many JKJ employees are accessing much-needed support.

Prioritizing employee mental health is a key focus. The partnership with Tava reflects this commitment, offering easy appointment scheduling, prompt sessions, and cost-free access to 12 visits, thus eliminating barriers to mental health services. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) was also revamped, aiming for more robust short-term counseling and additional benefits. Having an on-staff LFMT (Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist) contributes to program development. JKJ's dedication is evident in actions like granting a paid day off on World Mental Health Day and encouraging employee well-being. These efforts earned JKJ the 2023 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health from Mental Health America. Johnson Kendall & Johnson is also a member of the Healthiest Employers Hall of Fame and placed 44th in the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award.

2nd Xavier Creative House – Jamison – 25 Employees

Xavier Creative House (XCH) is a virtual, woman-owned, and award-winning healthcare marketing agency specializing in pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical devices. XCH’s global team of brand builders and healthcare marketers, tech-savvy go-getters, and innovative dream-vetters are passionate about the big idea that changes behavior in the healthcare marketplace. We believe life is about connections and that healthcare is about life. That is why XCH delivers bold and evocative creative solutions, amplified by meaningful technology, to energize brands and authentically connect with patients and HCPs. We Are Where Healthcare Brands Live.®

XCH has elevated its employee wellness initiatives by incorporating Sworkit, an innovative technology platform. Sworkit provides personalized wellness plans, fitness routines, and education in wellness, fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and meditation. This comprehensive strategy cultivates a healthy workplace culture, promoting employee well-being and resulting in enhanced engagement and healthier lifestyle choices. Sworkit delivers individualized wellness plans tailored to each employee's specific needs, boosting motivation and involvement. The convenience of its digital app with on-demand accessibility eliminates barriers to participation, catering to individuals who might lack time for traditional gym activities. Sworkit's tracking and goal-monitoring features additionally enhance accountability and motivation, encouraging sustained progress toward health objectives.

XCH's wellness programs have yielded positive outcomes, with employees consistently dedicating over 1,000 minutes monthly to physical activity. This reflects their strong commitment to health. XCH believes in a holistic approach to employee wellness, providing a wide array of resources to support their well-being. By prioritizing employee health, XCH has observed heightened efficiency, reduced absenteeism, and increased job satisfaction. The company plans to further invest in employee health, recognizing its pivotal role in business success.

3rd IntePros – Waltham, Massachusetts (Local Office: Plymouth Meeting) – 55 Employees

IntePros offers expert consultants to businesses nationwide, with services covering three main business areas: PMO Suite (Project Management Office Suite), Information Technology, and Quality and Regulatory Compliance.

IntePros’ distinctive wellness program stands out due to its personalized approach toward employees. Some employees are on flexible schedules, while others enjoy working in the office from their standing desks. Their tailored approach has proven instrumental in both attracting and retaining talent within the organization. The company's initiatives, including providing healthier snacks, an onsite gym, and the option to reimburse gym memberships, have spurred a notable surge in health-conscious eating and fitness activities among their population.

IntePros has taken an active approach to handling Mental Health with their teammates. Their team is able to take off any time they need without an explanation whenever they need a break. We have also improved check-ins and open communication to make sure their remote employees know they have a support system here.

150 to 499 Employees

1st Conner Strong & Buckelew – Camden – 499 Employees

Conner Strong & Buckelew has grown into one of America's largest and most respected insurance brokerage, employee benefits, and risk management consulting firms. They offer employee benefit services, including health and wellness programs, and strategic consulting with a focus on improving results for their client partners. 

Conner Strong & Buckelew boasts an impressive annual physical and biometric screening program with over 90% completion and participation rates among employees and their spouses/domestic partners under the medical plan. Through the BenePoint platform, employees can earn significant incentive credits that lead to reduced medical and prescription contributions upon completion of the screening. This approach not only helps employees proactively manage their health but also aids in preventing or detecting health issues early. Furthermore, the company extends support to employees dealing with serious medical matters or impending surgeries through services like Guardian Nurses and Goldfinch Health.

Conner Strong & Buckelew also placed 92nd in the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award.

2nd Tokio Marine North America Services – Bala Cynwyd – 498 Employees

Tokio Marine North America Services (TMNAS), a member of the Tokio Marine Group, is a shared services company delivering efficiencies and cost savings by creating innovative solutions that meet customers’ needs. They are headquartered just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, providing services in the fields of Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Communications, Finance, and Actuarial.

The organization has taken proactive steps to address mental health concerns among its employees. Mental health counseling is accessible to employees, their family members, and friends through a partnership with ACI Benefits, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. Additionally, mental health counseling is a covered benefit by Independence Blue Cross for both covered employees and their dependents. The organization has also embraced Tele-Behavioral Health options to enhance convenience and accessibility. 

Virgin Pulse also serves as a key component of the organization's mental health support. It facilitates Health Coaching on various mental health subjects, encompassing topics like anxiety and depression, stress management, sleep improvement, and self-care. This coaching is offered in both in-person and online formats, catering to the preferences of eligible participants. By offering a holistic range of mental health resources, the organization demonstrates its commitment to promoting the mental well-being of its workforce.

3rd Pareto Captive Services, LLC – Philadelphia – 180 Employees

Pareto Captive Services, LLC (ParetoHealth) manages insurance captives for employer-provided health benefits. Their solution is a sophisticated risk management arrangement that gives smaller businesses all the advantages of self-insurance, such as greater control, transparency, and reduced costs. In addition, they provide a range of data and intelligence solutions for captive members to further reduce costs. 

ParetoHealth prioritizes an employee-centric approach, catering to the diverse and multifaceted needs of its workforce. This strategy is crafted to support employees both within and outside of the workplace.

A unique offering at ParetoHealth is the Flexible First schedule, granting employees the autonomy to decide when, how often, and if they come into the office. Acknowledging the increasing prevalence of remote work, the company offers a home office allowance to assist employees in optimizing their remote work environments for enhanced performance and comfort. Additionally, phone and gym allowances are extended to all employees as part of this stipend. The company's unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) policy also underscores its commitment to fostering a healthy work-life balance. By encouraging individuals to pursue personal aspirations and endeavors beyond their professional commitments, this policy reflects ParetoHealth's dedication to employee holistic well-being.

500 to 1,499 Employees

1st Imagine360 – Wayne – 1,242 Employees

Imagine360's success is built on providing self-insured employers with a truly personalized approach to healthcare. Their approach relies on combining industry-leading technology with high-touch patient care to deliver the healthiest employees and a better bottom line.

Imagine360 is excited to introduce a distinctive benefit, the Imagine360 & Livongo Whole Person program, available to members at no cost. This comprehensive program is designed to assist members in managing various health goals, including diabetes, hypertension, weight management, stress, and more. Enrolled members receive complimentary connected devices, such as blood glucose meters and blood pressure monitors, which automatically transmit readings to licensed care coaches. These coaches work individually with members, setting goals, managing conditions, and fostering healthy habits for improved well-being. Proactive outreach occurs if readings fall outside safe ranges, ensuring prompt member alerts and providing guidance to restore healthy levels. The program extends to include a digital behavioral health support component, offering around-the-clock access to practical strategies for handling stress, sleep, anxiety, and depression.

An outstanding 58% engagement rate has been reported for the Imagine360 & Livongo Whole Person Program. The provision of personal connected devices, coupled with constant 24/7 support, has empowered members to comprehend and take charge of their conditions, facilitating progress toward their treatment plan objectives. Imagine 360 also placed 35th in the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award.

2nd Customers Bank – West Reading – 665 Employees

Founded in 2009, Customers Bank is a super-community bank that believes in dedicated personal service for the businesses, professionals, individuals, and families they work with. Customers Bank is an equal opportunity lender with banking and loan services in 10 states.

A distinct benefit currently offered is the availability of a Bank-provided personal trainer. This corporate personal trainer conducts 40-minute sessions, catering to both onsite and remote team members through in-person and virtual sessions. These sessions earn points within the wellness program and integrate a mobile app. Expert guidance in strength training, body recovery, relaxation, stretching, and nutrition is provided, with a focus on tailoring the program to individual preferences and needs.

The program's success is evident in the ability to sustain team member benefit contributions at the previous year's levels, despite an 8% rise in medical renewal rates in the past 12 months. This accomplishment is attributed to the overall health of team members, with medical trends for 2023 showing a favorable downward trend of -1%.

3rd City of Wilmington – Wilmington – 1,050 Employees

The City of Wilmington is the largest and most populous city in the state of Delaware with a population of approximately 71,000. The employee benefits and human resources team is responsible for approximately 3,000 lives, comprising of employees, dependents, and retirees. Employees serve a diverse range of roles and locations including police, fire, public works, park and recreation, and city operations.

"We Go Hard For Health" is an inventive employee benefit program that leverages gamified learning to enhance health and well-being. Launched in October 2022 by the Employee Benefits Team, it aims to drive employee engagement by infusing fun into health priorities. Delivered through the Innvite mobile app, the program offers both virtual and in-person activities focusing on various aspects of wellness, such as physical fitness, nutrition, mental well-being, and stress management. Participants accumulate "Healthy Action Reward Dollars" by completing health-related activities, earning non-cash value HARD dollars and raffle tickets, which can be used to access wellness events and prizes. The program has achieved considerable success, fostering over 2,599 healthy actions, distributing 4,124 raffle tickets, and facilitating engagement across a wide array of health-related activities. "We Go Hard For Health" aims to make healthy living engaging and enjoyable, contributing to improved participation and overall well-being.

4th Element Fleet – Sparks, Maryland (Local Office: Feasterville-Trevose) – 1,300 Employees
5th Pennrose – Philadelphia – 520 Employees
6th Stream Companies – West Chester – 500 Employees
7th American Heritage Credit Union – Philadelphia – 570 Employees
8th Henderson Engineers – Lenexa, Kansas (Local Office: Philadelphia) – 905 Employees

1,500 to 4,999 Employees

1st CNO Financial Group – Carmel, Indiana (Local Office: Philadelphia) – 3,400 Employees

CNO Financial Group, Inc. secures the future of middle-income America by providing health insurance, life insurance, and retirement solutions through their family of brands: Bankers Life, Colonial Penn, Washington National, Optavise, PMA USA, 40/86, and 

CNO also commits to the well-being of their associates by recognizing that personal health improves engagement, productivity, and customer service. CNO emphasizes the strong link between employee well-being and the overall employee experience. They value a culture that encourages diversity, support, celebration, connection, and the recognition of diverse voices through their Business Resource Groups (BRGs). These BRGs are intentionally designed to promote well-being by hosting over 150 events focusing on physical, mental, and financial well-being. The events cover a wide range of topics, including financial literacy, mental health, gender identity, and more.

CNO also launched monthly support groups to facilitate honest conversations around societal issues and unique challenges faced by BRG communities, addressing mental well-being. Their Mental Health Told by the Voices of CNO associates event was a huge success, engaging nearly 700 associates and making a significant impact on addressing mental health stigma. Thanks to this approach, CNO witnessed positive results in their culture and programs, with high percentages of employees feeling safe, finding purpose in their work, and viewing their programs as important.

CNO Financial Group is also a member of the Healthiest Employers Hall of Fame and placed 19th in the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award. 

2nd Drexel University – Philadelphia – 4,096 Employees

Drexel University is a comprehensive global R1-level research university with a unique model of experiential learning that combines academic rigor with one of the nation’s premier cooperative education programs. Drexel is also a major engine for economic development in the region and has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

In order to achieve this level of excellence, Drexel University must provide appropriate care for the health and well-being of their population. Tracking participation allows the organization to compare aggregate healthcare claims data between wellness program participants and non-participants. In the previous year, 45% of wellness program participants successfully reduced high blood pressure risk markers, leading to normalized blood pressure without medication, resulting in estimated savings of $48,230 for the healthcare plan.

Participation is voluntary but heavily incentivized, and they consistently witness notable improvements in claims costs, care gaps, and chronic health condition risk factors among employees participating in their wellness program compared to those who don't. Similar progress was observed in obesity and blood glucose levels. Among previously obese participants, 12% achieved weight loss significant enough to exit the obesity range based on BMI, generating estimated savings of $6,540. Additionally, 23% of wellness program members at elevated diabetes risk successfully moved back into the normal blood glucose range, contributing to $4,659 in savings. Notably, interventions like the Employee Olympics event, featuring both relaxed activities like table tennis and brisk walks and more vigorous sports such as basketball and beach volleyball, are aimed at making wellness an enjoyable endeavor.

Drexel University also placed 48th in the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award.

3rd Philadelphia Insurance Companies – Bala Cynwyd – 1,875 Employees

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) is a premier national property, casualty, and professional liability insurance carrier. PHLY believes that success is tied to how they treat their customers, employees, and communities; therefore, they continually look for innovative ways to engage and support these key stakeholders.

Their well-being program encompasses five core wellness pillars: physical, emotional, financial, social, and mental. This comprehensive structure ensures that employees and their dependents have access to a range of tools and resources for a holistic and healthier lifestyle. The program includes the Employee Assistance Program, virtual and in-person fitness classes, financial resources like the Retirement Savings Program, and a well-being platform containing various wellness resources. This platform integrates a social and gamification aspect that encourages participation in events, activities, coaching sessions, challenges, and peer support. This participation leads to incentives for employees and their dependents.

In addition, the organization recognizes the positive impact of community service on mental, emotional, and social well-being. The program grants a full day of paid time off for volunteering at company events or non-profits. Encouragement to join fundraising walk, run, and bike events are also provided, with reimbursement for event registration and financial incentives based on completed distances. This illustrates how physical wellness can contribute to financial wellness, emphasizing the interconnected nature of well-being pillars.

4th Gilbane – Providence, Rhode Island (Local Office: Philadelphia) – 3,005 Employees
5th Cozen O'Connor – Philadelphia – 1,613 Employees
6th Marcum LLP – New York, New York (Local Office: Philadelphia) – 3,503 Employees
7th Morgan Properties – King of Prussia – 2,466 Employees

5,000+ Employees

1st University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/UPMC Health Plan – Pittsburgh (Local Office: Philadelphia) – 92,000 Employees

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/UPMC Health Plan is a healthcare provider and insurer that invents new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 800 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 4 million-member Insurance Services Division. 

Lower income employees have gained added financial support through a UPMC Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). For employees enrolled in the Silver or Gold medical options through UPMC Health plan, a $1,000 (individual) and $2,000 (family) HRA deposit was provided by UPMC. These funds assist in covering medical deductibles and coinsurance expenses. This HRA benefit led to a substantial $8.9 million reduction in deductible and coinsurance expenses for more than 15,000 employees in 2022.

In 2022, UPMC recognized the challenge of timely mental health services for employees and their spouses/domestic partners and thus expanded MyHealth@Work, the onsite and virtual employee clinic, to include screening, treatment, and referrals for mental health conditions. Virtual Behavioral Health services launched in December 2022, followed by on-site clinics in Q1 2023. The partnership with LifeSolutions EAP facilitated engagement through bi-directional referrals, enabling access to counseling and support. Additionally, LifeSolutions EAP initiated anti-stigma campaigns, mandatory training for early signs, and manager interventions. Leadership engagement, mental health allies, and various resources further bolstered UPMC's commitment to addressing mental health. 

2nd Lincoln Financial Group – Radnor – 11,272 Employees

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, approximately 16 million customers trust their retirement, insurance, and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings, and income goals. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen and is included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and ranks among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion, they are included in transparency benchmarking tools such as the Corporate Equality Index, the Disability Equality Index, and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

Lincoln Financial Group places a strong emphasis on its employees' financial wellness through a comprehensive program. The program stands out due to its substantial offerings, including a generous 401(k) match, personalized retirement support, and financial counseling. The company's 401(k) Savings Plan boasts immediate eligibility and a 100% match for 6% of eligible earnings, along with a 4% base contribution for qualifying employees regardless of their own contributions. This approach encourages employees to save at least 16% of eligible earnings for retirement annually, contributing to an impressive 99.6% participation rate. Lincoln's commitment to financial wellness is demonstrated through one-on-one assistance from retirement consultants (RCs) and Ayco financial counseling, provided at no cost. These professionals help employees determine optimal savings rates, offer retirement planning insights, and address broader financial matters such as budgeting, debt, savings, and tax planning. Participation also earns employees wellness points within the company's wellness program.

3rd U-Haul International – Phoenix, Arizona (Multiple Local Offices) – 17,170 Employees

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the number one choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America and offers 876,000 rentable storage units and 75.1 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities. 

In 2022, U-Haul introduced Virta to their benefits package, initially focusing on the Type 2 diabetes program. The outstanding outcomes prompted them to expand offerings to encompass all three Virta programs: Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and obesity reversal. Virta's research-based approach effectively and sustainably reverses these conditions without medication or surgery-related risks, costs, or side effects. The program leads to lowered A1c levels, weight loss, and reduced or eliminated insulin use. Since implementing Virta, participants enrolled in the treatment plan have experienced an average reduction in insulin usage by 54% and collectively shed over 3,200 pounds.

To further support mental well-being, U-Haul introduced a Mindset App Reimbursement program in 2022, covering mindfulness, breathwork, and meditation techniques. Executive leadership actively promotes these benefits and encourages team members to utilize them and seek the help they need. The onsite medical clinic integrates mental health benefits into its services, with providers trained to assist team members in accessing the appropriate resources. U-Haul International also placed 26th in the 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award.

4th CBIZ – Cleveland, Ohio (Local Office: Plymouth Meeting) – 6,471 Employees
5th Terracon, Inc. – Olathe, Kansas (Local Office: Philadelphia) – 5,554 Employees