2023 Healthiest Employers of Michigan

October 19, 2023‍ – In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Michigan.

2023 Healthiest Employers of Michigan
October 19, 2023

In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Michigan. All applicants were considered for our Healthiest 100 Workplaces America award which was announced on October 4

75.0% of these companies surveyed are on a hybrid schedule where employees are in the office on specific days. 25.0% work onsite or in-person and 0 companies are fully remote. 

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

  • 100% of organizations reported working with a benefits consulting firm
  • 87.5% provide free parking or transportation reimbursement for employees who come into the office
  • 62.5% host employee and family appreciate days, parties, picnics, or outings to encourage social well-being and a sense of belonging
  • 37.5% offer family caregiving, coaching, and support as part of their benefits program

Congratulations to this year’s finalists!

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

1st U-Haul International – Phoenix, Arizona (Multiple Local Offices) – 17,170 Employees

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the number one choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America and offers 876,000 rentable storage units and 75.1 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities. U-Haul has been recognized repeatedly as a leading “Best for Vets” employer and was recently named one of the 15 Healthiest Workplaces in America.

In 2022, U-Haul introduced Virta to their benefits package, initially focusing on the Type 2 diabetes program. The outstanding outcomes prompted them to expand offerings to encompass all three Virta programs: Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and obesity reversal. Virta's research-based approach effectively and sustainably reverses these conditions without medication or surgery-related risks, costs, or side effects. The program leads to lowered A1c levels, weight loss, and reduced or eliminated insulin use. Since implementing Virta, participants enrolled in the treatment plan have experienced an average reduction in insulin usage by 54% and collectively shed over 3,200 pounds.

To further support mental well-being, U-Haul introduced a Mindset App Reimbursement program in 2022, covering mindfulness, breathwork, and meditation techniques. Executive leadership actively promotes these benefits and encourages team members to utilize them and seek the help they need. The onsite medical clinic integrates mental health benefits into its services, with providers trained to assist team members in accessing the appropriate resources.

2nd Trilogy Health Services – Louisville, Kentucky (Local Office: Byron Center) – 16,667 Employees

Trilogy Health Services is a healthcare company in the Midwest with a focus on senior residential treatment and care. Trilogy's business is providing compassionate care for seniors through independent and villa living, assisted and skilled nursing, and memory care in our Legacy facilities. 

This year, Trilogy introduced a novel employee benefit known as the Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA). This innovative offering allows employees to create an account tailored to fund their day-to-day needs, contributing significantly to their overall well-being, especially in terms of financial health. The leadership's motivation behind this initiative is rooted in recognizing the uniqueness of each employee and affording them the autonomy to utilize after-tax funds for expenses not covered by conventional benefits, underscoring the organization's commitment to the well-being of its team.

As part of the LSA program, employees have the opportunity to earn up to $75 per quarter based on their engagement in various well-being activities. This allocated money becomes the exclusive property of the employees, providing them with the flexibility to either spend it as needed or save for future requirements. While the company is still in the early stages of integrating incentives into this account structure, it has allowed employees who participated in the previous system to transfer their accumulated funds to the LSA. 

TrilogyFIT, their comprehensive well-being program, is dedicated to enhancing overall wellness throughout individuals' lives by fostering positive personal development. At Trilogy, their concern extends beyond physical health to encompass the holistic well-being of each employee. In addressing mental health, we have partnered with Marketplace Chaplains and Anthem Learn to Live, offering access to psychologists and psychiatrists both in-person and through a mobile app. The Marketplace Chaplain program, active in 112 out of 130 locations, facilitates regular visits, providing employees with a unique opportunity to build meaningful relationships. This collaboration has proven to offer hope, help, and encouragement during challenging times, with 22,203 activities conducted to date, exceeding expectations. The positive impact on lives is evidenced through shared stories, reinforcing the success of our commitment to employee well-being.

3rd HARMAN International – Richardson, Texas (Local Office: Novi) – 2,169 Employees

HARMAN is a global leader in connected car technology, lifestyle audio innovations, professional audio and lighting solutions, and digital transformation.

In response to musculoskeletal issues being the primary diagnostic concern, constituting 12.7% of total expenditures and involving 1,078 claimants, HARMAN introduced Hinge Health in 2022. This digital solution provides a comprehensive care team, including on-staff physicians, health coaches, nurses, and specialists. Hinge Health's at-home physical therapy platform addresses accessibility issues by offering convenient care in the member's preferred setting, free of charge. With a goal of enrolling 135 members, HARMAN exceeded expectations with 259 enrollees by the end of 2022. Engaged participants experienced a 58% reduction in pain at week 12, resulting in a reported 4.2 ROI (~$470K in surgical avoidance savings). The program also demonstrated success in reducing comorbidities, with anxiety decreasing from 12% to 2% and depression from 10% to 0%. Positive testimonials, such as a participant resolving years of shoulder pain and regaining full motion, underscore the program's effectiveness.

4th Midmark Corporation – Versailles, Ohio (Local Office: Traverse City) – 1,886 Employees
5th SpartaNash – Byron Center – 17,300 Employees
6th MyMichigan Health – Midland – 5,185 Employees
7th UWM – Pontiac – 6,000 Employees