2022 Healthiest Employers of New Jersey

September 9, 2022 – Introducing the 2022 Healthiest Employers of New Jersey! These companies have earned the right to call themselves the very best!

2022 Healthiest Employers of New Jersey

2022 Finalists

September 9, 2022

Healthiest Employers, in partnership with Springbuk, is proud to announce the 2022 Honorees for the Healthiest Employers of New Jersey. These companies have continued to advance their wellness offerings and have truly gone above and beyond to craft innovative benefits strategies. With employee wellness at the forefront of their minds, it is no wonder they are making the impact they have. 

In this region: 

  • 100% offer flexible scheduling and working locations
  • 91% offer tuition reimbursement
  • 85% provide onsite fitness or recreational centers 
  • 85% offer relaxation/ quiet spaces 
  • 83% offer health risk assessments
  • 60% provide a work-from-home stipend
  • 33% offer company-wide mental health days off

Healthiest Employers congratulates each of the companies for their placement and continued commitment to employee well-being. 

100 to 499 Employees

1st: Conner Strong & Buckelew- 452 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 provide risk and insurance services to industries ranging from construction to life sciences. In addition, they offer employee benefit services, including health and wellness programs and strategic consulting, focused on improving results for their client partners.

At Conner Strong & Buckelew, it is required that employees get an annual physical and complete their biometrics screenings annually. In doing this, their employees receive a sizable decrease in their employee contribution if enrolled in their medical plan. A Human Resources representative shared that an employee came to them with their biometric results, which indicated that the employee had high cholesterol. The employee was shocked with the result and stated, "If Conner Strong did not make this a requirement, I would have never gone out of my way to complete my biometrics." - Anonymous.

2nd: Global Tax Management- 190 Employees

Global Tax Management (GTM) is the largest firm in the Mid-Atlantic region that focuses exclusively on delivering corporate tax services to mid-size and large multinational, public, and Fortune 500 companies.

"As GTM employees worked remotely and then transitioned back to a hybrid environment, the firm's wellness program was a continually available source of support. During this time, one of our directors took the initiative to remotely leverage the program's fitness and nutritional training as part of a lifestyle change that resulted in the loss of 125 pounds. She continues to see a nutritionist paid for by GTM's health plan, which offers participants six free visits per year. With these resources in place, GTM's director is maintaining her health and exercise routine now that she is back in the office, and has inspired her family and colleagues to practice better health practices." -Anonymous

1500 to 4999 Employees

1st: AAA Northeast- 2909 Employees

KAAA Northeast is a nonprofit auto club in six states, and is one of the largest and most innovative membership organizations in North America. They are a multi-business organization that provides millions of AAA members with reliable roadside services and specialized services such as loans and banking, insurance, travel, discounts, and driver training. Their mission remains the same as they continue to expand and redefine their products and services – creating the best experiences for AAA members.

Kevin Fish, Organizational Trainer, of AAA Northeast stated, "AAA Northeast's rebates and wellness portal were key to my weight loss success. I used a health coach to help me conquer my day-to-day challenges as I began my weight loss journey. The resources available at AAA are simply AMAZING and came at NO cost to me. I received $125 each year for my weight loss rebate; I logged into the portal daily and had access to free health coaching, menu and calorie information, and SO much more. Today I have lost over 50 pounds and am healthier and stronger in mind, body, and spirit because of AAA!"

2nd: CSAA Insurance Group- 3500 Employees

CSAA Insurance Group, an AAA insurer, offers automobile, homeowners, and other personal lines of insurance to AAA Members through AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, they have more than 3500 employees, with offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, and Oklahoma.

CSAA believes in providing the same incentives to all employees, whether or not they are part of the health plan. Employees can earn up to $500 in cash incentives each year, including a $200 annual fitness reimbursement. Simply by logging 20 days of exercise that include at least 10,000 steps and 30 workout minutes, employees can earn an additional $20 monthly. 

The Employee Assistance Program provider hosts quarterly "Listening Sessions" to address employees' stressors. Recent topics include processing emotions during periods of loss, support during the holiday season, returning to a sense of normalcy, and the continued need for support two years after COVID-19. 

"Before the pandemic, our well-being program was heavily focused on in-office programs but has since shifted to a national model available to all employees, regardless of location. We recently added social as our fourth well-being pillar on top of our previously existing physical, mental, and financial pillars as a response to encouraging our employees' social well-being. The team has continued delivering excellent programming throughout the last year designed to promote and encourage participation and engagement, ultimately contributing to better health outcomes through education and awareness. Aside from the specific programming changes, we also have a wonderful team committed to ensuring employees are as well as possible and do whatever it takes to help them along the way." – Chris Lassalle, Senior Director, Benefits and Leave Management.

3rd: Philadelphia Insurance Group- 1852 Employees

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) is a premier national Property/Casualty and Professional Liability insurance carrier designing, marketing, and underwriting innovative commercial products and services for 120 niche insurance markets. 

Headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA, PHLY operates in 50 offices across the United States with over 1800 employees. PHLY's core values of:

  • Striving to exceed all expectations
  • Being passionate
  • Acting with integrity
  • Being accountable
  •  Embracing new and better ideas
  • Committing to growth and learning
  • Developing positive relationships
  • Practicing "work/life" balance
  • having fun 

led employees to consider PHLY to be the Best Place to Work year over year.

"I look forward to going on THE GOOD LIFE every day. I've picked up some valuable tips and implemented them into my daily routine. And,  I've taken advantage of some of the programs and services, which I've found beneficial. The team challenges are a lot of fun, and in a work-from-home year, I've enjoyed being involved with my peers and looked forward to tracking our success. The rewards points are also a great motivator; who doesn't like getting things for free? I earned enough points to get a Fitbit which I wear every day and am constantly trying to outdo myself each week. It's a win/win." -Chuck Raffin

4th: Brightview Senior Living- 2737 Employees

5th: Sikich LLP- 1442 Employees

6th: Ocean State Job Lot- 2580 Employees

6th: Marcum LLP- 2483 Employees

5000+ Employees

1st U-Haul International– 14021 Employees

U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. Their customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 176,000 trucks, 126,000 trailers, and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 825,000 rentable storage units and 71.6 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul has also been recognized as one of the top 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America.

"The Shoen Center (U-Haul’s new wellness center) has improved both my mental and physical health. It brings back a college campus feel for me, and I have really enjoyed using the basketball court and meeting new colleagues,” said an anonymous employee. 

2nd: Ericsson Inc.- 6133 Employees

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, enabling the total value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adapt, and scale, making their customers successful in a fully connected world.

In 2021, the wellness program at Ericsson was audited by Willis Towers Watson's Well-being Diagnostic Scorecard to see which programs are experiencing high utilization and driving outcomes. They scored in the 84th percentile of all tech companies for best-in-class programming and the 89th percentile for utilization and outcomes, which speaks volumes about their commitment to employee health and happiness. 

"Our people are key to ensuring Ericsson's future success, and our focus has been steadfast in enabling a work culture that supports our people in bringing the best version of themselves to Ericsson," said Kevin Marcellus, Head of People for North America. "We're proud of the success our E-Health wellness programs have achieved, and we're continuing to support the well-being of our employees in innovative and creative ways. As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our employees as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to focus on ensuring our employees have access to resources to support them during this time."

3rd CBIZ5192 Employees

CBIZ provides professional business services in accounting, tax and advisory services, and benefits and insurance services. They offer national-caliber resources and expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. CBIZ has 100 offices and over 5,000 team members throughout the U.S., serving organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients. Financial services include accounting and tax, financial advisory, valuation, litigation support, risk and advisory, real estate advisory, and government healthcare consulting. Benefits and insurance services include group health benefits consulting, payroll, HRIS technology, property and casualty, retirement plan consulting, payroll, and talent and compensation.

"All my life, I’ve loved to fish, boat, golf, and play guitar. For years when I did these activities, I’d enjoy a cigar. I didn’t smoke cigarettes, just cigars. Eventually, the frequency crept up. I started noticing there was always a cigar involved, even when I was just driving in the car or tinkering in the garage. It was becoming more of a habit than I wanted — or needed. My CBIZ benefits included the Quit for Life® smoking cessation program. I enrolled in Quit for Life, and I found the program to be a great way to hold myself accountable. I was paired with a Quit Coach® who provided a custom Quit Plan and connected regularly with me. Quit for Life gave me the tools I needed to be successful. In 2018 I completed the program and never looked back. I encourage anyone to course correct to be healthy enough to one day enjoy retirement!” - Anonymous

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