2022 Healthiest Employers of Wisconsin

August 8, 2022 – Introducing the 2022 Healthiest Employers of Wisconsin! These companies have earned the right to call themselves the very best!

2022 Healthiest Employers of Wisconsin

2022 Finalists

August 8, 2022

Healthiest Employers, in partnership with Springbuk, are happy to announce the Healthiest Employers of Wisconsin.

As we all continue navigating this new normal that we live in, these companies are raising the bar. The care and dedication that they show towards their employees and wellness is truly something of note. 

When taking a deeper look into this region and the companies that applied, we learned that: 

  • 100% are using wellness vendors 
  • 100% offer formal mentor programs 
  • 93% disease management programs/coaching
  • 93% offer volunteer options
  • 80% have health and well-being fairs 
  • 66% are working in a hybrid model of work 

A well-deserved congratulation to the applicants of the Wisconsin region. We are so excited to see how you continue to grow and expand your wellness programs!

2 to 499 Employees

1st The Starr Group– 26 Employees

The Starr Group is an insurance and risk-management agency that has been in business since 1956. They specialize in balancing insurance with alternative risk financing strategies while improving their customer's total risk wellness. Their work is measured with the change in a client's cost of risk tied to their company's financials. Their products and services include commercial, group, and personal insurance Services. The Starr Group has been a role model for building a "culture by design" and assists other business leaders with this process.

“The wellness program at The Starr Group has helped me make lifestyle changes that have helped me to live a healthier and happier life. With the education, challenges, and programs offered, I have reduced my cholesterol by 60 points within a three-year period and ran two marathons along with many half marathons. It started with results from biometrics when the doctor wanted me to go on meds. I refused, using the education on nutrition and exercise from the wellness program, then added exercise and started off with running 5ks. I was challenged by my mentor and leader to join her in a triathlon. I decided to reach for something bigger that I enjoyed, which was running. I then pushed myself to run a half marathon. I was overwhelmed with joy after completing such a distance. I was challenged again by our leader to go for a marathon, I took the challenge, and ran two marathons in two years. I’m grateful for our well-being program! All of this has allowed me to fully live my life and perform at my best!” -Maureen Brennan, VP of Operations

2nd Gamber-Johnson LLC– 150 Employees

Gamber-Johnson is a leading supplier of rugged mounting systems that safely secure mobile communication systems, computers, and other electronic equipment in fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications. Their products are used by law enforcement, public safety, military, and warehouse fleets around the globe and are known for being rugged, reliable, and responsive.

“The well-being program has helped replace unhealthy behaviors with positive ones, such as: being more active physically, eating healthier, coping with and managing stress, getting an adequate amount of sleep, and receiving biometric health screenings. It also helps normalize stress, depression, and anxiety. With the well-being program, information is now easily accessible about where to go or who to ask for mental health support”. - Tara Pingel

3rd M3 Insurance– 347 Employees

As an insurance broker, M3 helps to manage risk, purchase insurance, and provide benefits to employees. They partner with clients on everything from property, casualty, and employee benefits to personal lines, executive benefits, and employer-sponsored retirement plans. As a privately owned and independent company, they have a close connection with its clients’ needs and wants.

When asked about the mental health program, an anonymous employee said,  “I feel more aware of my thoughts, and this also has helped me remember to pause, listen, and take it all in! I am really enjoying the five-minute mindfulness sessions that I can listen to while I am walking or taking a break. It really helps me think about why I'm feeling a certain way and then think of a different approach to tackling something.” - Anonymous

500 to 4999 Employees

1st Kitchell Contractors– 786 Employees

In the beginning, Kitchell was a commercial contracting business and, over the years, has developed new talents and enterprises, acquiring complementary businesses and expertise to remain a competitive, privately-owned company. Today, Kitchell Corporation is the holding entity of several companies that are part of Kitchell's core business as well as those that operate independently.

“Getting involved in our wellness program really helped me stay connected during the pandemic. I didn't realize all the options that were in the portal until I looked into it more after being stuck at home for weeks. Although I wasn't able to complete all my annual health assessments because of the difficulty getting into doctors' offices, I was able to get a lot of coaching and support. And, it was easy to reach the required number of wellness points to have my monthly premium more than covered by what Kitchell deposited in my HSA.” - Anonymous

2nd One America– 2412 Employees

The companies of OneAmerica have a vision to deliver on promises when customers need them: 

‘When a family loses a loved one; when an employee is injured and can’t earn an income; when individuals need long-term care; when it’s time to retire. In a world where stability has increasing value, especially for financial services companies, you can count on the companies of OneAmerica.’ 

They have become one of the fastest-growing mutual insurance holding companies in the U.S. Today, the companies of OneAmerica rely on a national network of financial professionals to provide customers with retirement products and services, individual life insurance and annuities, asset-based long-term care, and employee benefits.

“The OneAmerica Active Choices program has definitely helped me live a more active, positive lifestyle. There are so many resources, challenges, and programs to take advantage of to keep me active, help me focus on self-care and well-being, and keep an eye on my financial wellness, too. The OneAmerica program is well-rounded in looking at the entire associate and being healthy in all areas. I am one of the wellness champions for OneAmerica, and this is an important role to be lucky enough to be in. People are so busy with their job responsibilities, but others taking time to point out the programs, benefits, how to participate, and just help them find things on OA Connect, our associate portal, makes a big difference with participation. I’m grateful that OneAmerica offers such a robust wellness program – I think it’s really one of our best benefits!” -Beth Hicks, Enterprise Comms Manager

3rd Faith Technologies Incorporated– 2594 Employees

Faith Technologies Incorporated is an organization comprised of three divisions with expertise in engineering, construction, manufacturing, and clean energy. Their unique structure helps them provide their partners with comprehensive, future-proof solutions that make an impact and create growth across industries and communities.

“In early 2020, the world was beginning to come to grips that we were at the start of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and with the realization came the acknowledgment of how people with underlying health conditions could be impacted more so than the average person. It was with this knowledge that I began to realize that I was substantially overweight, had allergy-induced asthma, and was diagnosed with prehypertension and high blood pressure. All of these situations had the potential to make it harder for my body to recover if I was infected with the virus. In an effort to make a change, I began tracking my habits and steps in the Virgin Pulse wellness program. As I got more into the app and tracking, I began pushing myself a little more every day. By April 2021, I had lost 71 pounds in 14 months, and I can proudly say I am also no longer considered prehypertensive!” - James Ramsey, National Safety Director

4th Dean Health Plan – 877 Employees

5th Rural Sourcing- 905 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. 

I never had a primary care doctor, so having the Healthier You Clinic is extremely convenient. Overall, everything the well-being program has done has helped increase my quality of life." said another anonymous

2nd Froedtert Health– 15601 Employees

Froedtert Health is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based, integrated healthcare system providing various health-related services, including hospitals and health centers, home care, laboratory, health insurance, employer health services, workplace clinics, and digital health solutions.

“Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I attended workout classes such as Zumba in person. During the pandemic and now, I heavily relied on the virtual workout courses offered to stay in shape, reduce stress, and feel better about myself. The well-being services offered at Froedtert have helped me lose 10 lbs, given me new recipes, and provided a great source of information. The portal and programs continue to help elevate my overall health and well-being.” - Anonymous

3rd NextEra Energy, Inc.– 15000 Employees

NextEra Energy, Inc. is the world's largest electric, power, and leading producer of renewables in the energy industry. They are headquartered in Juno Beach, FL, with approximately 15,000 employees across 37 states and Canada.

“The well-being programs provided at NextEra have challenged me mentally and physically, pushed me to reach higher goals, and helped me to become a healthier individual overall. When I joined NextEra Health in 2021, I also chose to become a part of the ‘Well-Being’s Mindset Reset’ seminars. While there were many things that I took away from this, the largest takeaway was that of goal setting. I started to set small goals and hold myself accountable for daily successes and failures. In addition, I regularly met with the Healthy & Well-Being dietitian and began participating in all the incentive programs. In 18 months, I have lost 40 pounds, exercise regularly, and continue with a healthy lifestyle. I owe my success to the tools learned in all the programs." -Eddie Salvator iii, Business Developer

4th CGI Technologies & Solutions, Inc.- 13426 Employees

5th Fiserv- 26125 Employees

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