September 21, 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 help rank among companies of similar size.
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 Tennessee for the 2021 nomination period. Congratulations to our finalists!
1st Wellview – Nashville
Wellview is a digital health platform offering population care services to employers looking to reduce costs and improve clinical outcomes. Because of the positive results of their work from home culture, Wellview has decided to allow employees to work from home permanently. They offer regular virtual team-building activities and also have several opportunities for co-workers to connect in-person to combat any feelings of isolation. Additionally, their well-being program boasts an impressive 99% satisfaction rating, as they continue to evolve their programming by improving clinical outcomes, increasing employee engagement, and reducing overall cost.
“We make many investments as a company and I’m proud of our investment in taking care of our people. This earned us a 99% employee satisfaction rate and our team consistently ranks us as a great place to work. We see it in our data – taking good care of our people results in a better workplace culture and higher performance across the board.” – James Story, CEO
2nd ProviderTrust – Nashville
3rd Transnetyz – Cordova
1st JE Dunn Construction – Kansas City, Missouri (Local Office: Nashville)
JE Dunn Construction is a top domestic general building contractor in the United States. They credit their program’s success to their individualized health coaching program, where employees are provided the opportunity to create health goals designed for their unique needs. When evaluating their health costs, on average, those who participated in the coaching program saved about $800 per participant on average. Also, 77% of participants decreased overall risk factors with the ability to customize their program.
“Throughout 2020 our main goal was to protect our employees and their families by focusing on safety and well-being. Giving employees the ability to be comfortable and able to perform their function is our first priority. Our health and well-being philosophy guides our company plans, and our culture has never been stronger.” – Gordon Lansford, CEO
2nd Faith Technologies – Menesha, Wisconsin (Local Office: Nashville)
3rd CBIZ – Cleveland, Ohio (Local Office: Nashville, Brentwood)
4th Smarsh Inc. – Portland, Oregon (Local Office: Franklin)
1st U-Haul – Phoenix, Arizona (Multiple Local Offices)
U-Haul serves as the largest “do-it-yourself” moving and self-storage company, with trucks, trailers, towing devices, and storage units across North America. Their increased focus on data has allowed them to measure the impact of their programs and adjust offerings using factual information. Their communications vary depending on the employee’s location and risk factors to ensure their population receives the necessary information specific to them.
“I am excited when I see numbers indicating lower gaps in care, higher utilization of wellness programs, and lower at-risk populations within U-Haul. But it is the phone calls and emails from genuinely appreciative team members about how their lives have changed, or how a program helped them reach a goal, that gives me the most gratification. Whether a team member paid off a financial debt, lost 20 pounds, or utilized a successful counseling service, it all brings me joy to know that we are making a positive impact. It is these results within the framework of our team approach – knowing our wellness program can assist others on their journey – that I will continue to find rewarding.” – Monique Wantland, Wellness Program Manager
2nd Meredith – Des Moines, Iowa (Local Office: Nashville)
3rd BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina – Columbia, South Carolina (Local Office: Nashville)
4th Westgate Resorts – Orlando, Florida (Local Office: Gatlinburg)
5th Dollar General Corporation – Goodlettsville
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!