October 11, 2021
Each year, the Healthiest Employers® awards program honors the best and brightest in workplace wellness. Over the past year and a half, it has become apparent that when it comes to employees’ overall well-being, employers have an incredible opportunity to offer benefits that fit an employee’s unique needs – regardless of where they are in their health journey.
The Healthiest Employers assessment is scored Rubric style on a 1-100 scale. The assessment is made up of six categories with yes/no, multiple choice, and short answer questions, with each question totaling .25-3 points. A Healthiest Employers Index (HEI) is assigned to each applicant to rank finalists. Please note that due applicant employee sizes, this region was ranked overall instead of divided into categories.
The 6 categories evaluated:
- Culture and Leadership Commitment
- Foundational Components
- Strategic Planning
- Communications and Marketing
- Programming and Interventions
- Reporting and Analytics
The following organizations were named to the Healthiest Employers of Connecticut for the 2021 nomination period. Congratulations to our finalists!
1st Burns & McDonnell – Kansas City, Missouri (Local Office: Wallingford)
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 7,600 engineers, construction professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists to design and build our critical infrastructure. As an organization that has several offices nationwide, leadership believes it is important to ensure their Wellness Committee is made up of representatives from all locations collaborating together to provide the best care to their employees. Each member of their organization has 24/7 access to virtual healthcare, whether or not they are enrolled on the company health plan. While the pandemic posed serious challenges, they made sure to provide for employees by providing paid time off for those affected by COVID-19 and continued full pay to all employees.
“Through our robust wellness program, we empower our employee-owners to take charge of their health and well-being by providing them with the tools and resources they need to live healthy lives. Our participation numbers are high and we’ve seen a significant reduction in healthcare costs and risk factors thanks in part to these programs.” – Renee Gartelos, Vice President of Human Resources
2nd AAA Northeast – Providence, Rhode Island (Local Office: Hamden)
3rd Gilbane, Inc. – Providence, Rhode Island (Local Office: Glastonbury
4th Brightview Senior Living – Baltimore, Maryland (Local Office: Norwalk)
5th AmTrust Financial – New York, New York (Local Office: Southington)
6th Ocean State Job Lot – North Kingstown, Rhode Island (Local Office: East Haven, Seymour)
7th Eversource Energy – Westwood, Massachusetts (Local Office: Berlin)
8th Benchmark Senior Living – Worcester, Massachusetts (Local Office: Waltham)
The Healthiest Employers® survey is scored and powered by Springbuk, a health intelligence platform that simplifies data-driven decision-making with an intuitive user experience, predictive modeling, and curated action steps. Since 2009, Healthiest Employers has been the leading recognition program for employee wellness. Today, we currently host award ceremonies in over 45 regions across the country and applicants are not only eligible for local recognition, but also have the chance to earn a spot on the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. This national award takes the highest scoring applicants from all locations, company sizes, and industries. To sign up for the Healthiest Employers newsletter and get more information on our events, join our mailing list today!