2023 Healthiest Employers of Connecticut

October 17, 2023‍ – In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Connecticut.

2023 Healthiest Employers of Connecticut
October 17, 2023

In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Connecticut.

All applicants were considered for our Healthiest 100 Workplaces America award which was announced on October 4

71.4% of Connecticut companies surveyed are on a hybrid schedule where employees are in the office on specific days. 28.6% work onsite or in-person and 0 companies are fully remote. 

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

  • 92.9% offer employee collaboration stations to encourage networking and social interaction in the office
  • 78.6% of applicants incorporate wellness into their company values
  • 64.3% have an onsite fitness center or recreational space to promote physical wellness while at work
  • 50.0% introduced child care assistance

Congratulations to this year’s finalists!

*Please note that employee counts are based on full-time employees. 

50 to 499 Employees

1st Graham Capital Management, L.P. – Rowayton – 220 Employees

Graham Capital Management, L.P. ("GCM") is an alternative investment manager founded in 1994 by Kenneth G. Tropin. For nearly three decades, GCM has specialized in providing compelling quantitative and discretionary alpha opportunities across a variety of market environments that seek low correlation to traditional investments. While GCM is one of the longest-running macro and trend-following managers, the firm is committed to the innovative evolution of its strategies, supported by a well-established investment, technology, and operational infrastructure.

At the beginning of 2023, Graham partnered with Wellable, an acclaimed wellness technology platform. Wellable is recognized for its ability to assist organizations in crafting comprehensive well-being programs, designed to foster employee thriving through engaging educational modules and activities. This partnership grants Graham employees access to a range of capabilities and resources through a dedicated mobile app and wearable devices. One of the key offerings is the Wellable Wellness Platform, seamlessly integrated with leading consumer wellness apps and wearable devices. This platform facilitates holistic wellness challenges, tailoring them to align with Graham-specific initiatives. 

In addition to the platform, Graham employees benefit from the proactive delivery of health content. This content is evidence-based, covering a diverse array of topics relevant to employee well-being. The timing of this information is strategic, addressing seasonal concerns such as sunscreen during the summer, flu shots in late fall and winter, and broader topics like heart health.

2nd Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC – Farmington – 58 Employees

500 to 4999 Employees

1st AAA Northeast – Providence, Rhode Island (Local Office: Hamden) – 3,097 Employees

For over a century, AAA Northeast has been a trusted and highly recommended brand. As one of the largest and most innovative membership organizations in North America, AAA Northeast is a nonprofit auto club with locations spanning six states. With their multi-business model, they provide millions of AAA members with reliable roadside service and specialized services like Loans and Banking, Insurance, Travel, Discounts, and Driver Training. 

AAA Northeast offers a variety of benefits to employees, but their continued commitment to mental health is our unique but critical focus. They partner with myStrength, which is a 100% club-paid subscription to a mental health resource. This program was introduced by their executive team and provides coaching, education, and tools surrounding a wide variety of conditions including stress and anxiety, depression, sleep issues, relaxation, and mindfulness on an easy-to-use mobile/smart device app or website.

“We have designed benefit offerings to be increasingly inclusive and flexible to meet individual needs. We contribute significantly to the cost of these benefit programs, and we are pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, AAA is absorbing increased costs while the benefit plan structure remains the same.” – John Galvin, President and CEO

2nd Gilbane – Providence, Rhode Island (Local Office: Glastonbury) – 3,005 Employees
3rd HARMAN International – Richardson, Texas (Local Office: Stamford) – 2,169 Employees
4th Point32Health – Canton, Massachusetts (Local Office: Rocky Hill) – 4,414 Employees
5th Ocean State Job Lot – North Kingstown, Rhode Island (Local Office: Milford) – 2,642 Employees
6th Ensign-Bickford Ind – Denver, Colorado (Local Office: Simsbury) – 1,200 Employees
7th Marcum LLP – New York, New York (Local Office: Hartford, New Haven) – 3,503 Employees
8th Masonicare Corporation – Wallingford – 770 Employees

5000+ Employees

1st Eversource Energy – Westwood, Massachusetts (Local Office: Berlin) – 9,458 Employees

Eversource Energy is New England’s largest energy delivery company with several regulated subsidiaries offering retail electricity, natural gas service, and water service to approximately 4.4 million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. 

Eversource Wellness strives to equip all employees and their families with the education and resources needed to live happier and healthier lives. As with most utilities, Eversource has a very diverse population. In 2021, they partnered with Virgin Pulse and launched a comprehensive mental health program in alignment with their strategy to make their wellness program and resources easily accessible, inclusive, and personalized for our entire employee community.

The Wellness Champion Spotlight series was launched, which allows champions, many of whom hold leadership positions, to publicly share their personal wellness journeys, challenges, and how they are utilizing wellness programs to enhance their well-being. The inaugural Spotlight article, featuring an operations manager, was published in the company newsletter and garnered overwhelmingly positive feedback. It set a record in terms of engagement, measured by opens, comments, and likes. Importantly, the Spotlight article stimulated lively discussions and prompted other employees to share their own wellness stories. This underscores the effectiveness of testimonials, particularly from leaders, in boosting engagement, destigmatizing mental health, and fostering a psychologically safe environment.

2nd U-Haul International – Phoenix, Arizona (Multiple Local Offices) – 17,170 Employees
3rd Lincoln Financial Group – Radnor, Pennsylvania (Local Office: Hartford) – 11,272 Employees
4th Burns & McDonnell – Kansas City, Missouri (Local Office: Wallingford) – 8,408 Employees