July 14, 2023
In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of South Florida, with companies expanding from Miami to Palm Beach.
Six of these organizations American Express, BankUnited, N.A., Bean Automotive, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Royal Caribbean, and U-Haul were named to 2022 Healthiest 100 Workplaces America award. We will announce the 2023 award winners in October of this year.
2 to 99 Employees
1st Aimco – Denver, Colorado (Local Office: Miami) – 61 Employees
Aimco is a diversified real estate investment company with a nearly 30-year history of growth and innovation in the multifamily sector. Today, the Aimco platform is focused on a total return strategy that includes development, redevelopment, and other opportunistic investments. At Aimco, each teammate is a part-owner and is provided stock grants for the company. They offer extended, fully-paid paternity leave for men, women, and adoptive parents for up to four months, allowing them to bond with their new child. Other healthy offerings include free breakfasts, healthy snacks and drinks, a workplace cafe, dry cleaning, tuition reimbursement, and more than 25 paid days off annually.
2nd Bentek – Palm Beach Gardens – 35 Employees
Bentek is a benefits technology company that provides a solution to employers to streamline their benefits administration and enrollment processes. Each year, employees at Bentek can earn up to $1,000 into their HRA for the following year by choosing options from the created “Menu.” These funds are added to their account through a variety of activities including annual physicals, dental checkups, vision and hearing screenings, cancer screenings, gym use, monthly 5K participation, and several others.
3rd Coastal Wealth – Fort Lauderdale – 58 Employees
Coastal Wealth is a financial institution that strives to help grow and support businesses to help them reach their full potential. Coastal Wealth believes that its unlimited PTO policy is one of its greatest assets as it helps reduce stress, maintain a positive work-life balance, increase mental health, and increases job satisfaction. They understand that employees have personal lives, obligations, and interests outside of work. By having the freedom to take time off as needed, employees can better manage their personal commitments, spend time with loved ones, engage in hobbies, and pursue activities that contribute to their overall well-being.
100 to 499 Employees
1st City of Coconut Creek – Coconut Creek – 477 Employees
The City of Coconut Creek is a full-service municipality located within the northern central portion of Broward County, the second most populated county in the State. With an estimated population of 56,030, Coconut Creek is the 56th largest city in Florida and the 714th largest city in the United States. The Coconut Creek wellness program has been designed to benefit all employees and encourages employees to get out of their comfort zone to try new activities. They are addressing mental health through specific wellness programs offered to their employees, which have been effective in promoting mental well-being and reducing the stigma associated with mental health challenges. The City offers meditation and mindfulness classes twice a week, which have been proven to reduce stress and improve mental health.
2nd City of Doral – Doral – 403 Employees
The City of Doral is committed to providing and serving its community by relentlessly pursuing the highest quality of life through the delivery of efficient, sustainable, transparent, ethical, and accountable government. The City of Doral added Peerfit, a credit-based fitness program that gives employees access to local and nationwide universal gyms and boutique fitness studios within their network. The program is funded by Aetna and employees are granted 30 free credits every month that can be used at any of the participating gyms or studios. Since the promotion of the program in February, they have seen an increase in registered users and a 45% increase in active users.
3rd Garden of Life LLC – Palm Beach Gardens – 290 Employees
Garden of Life is a whole food nutritional supplement health and wellness company on a mission to “Empower Extraordinary Health.” They provide 18 weeks of full pay for primary caregivers, and 4 weeks of full pay for secondary caregivers for births and adoptions to allow the family to bond and acclimate to a new family member. This is not a federal law in the US, but Garden of Life believes it is imperative to start off on the right foot with changes in the household.
500 to 1,499 Employees
1st Bean Automotive – Miami – 715 Employees
From its humble beginnings in 1969, Bean has always stood by the mission to deliver on every customer’s expectation. Bean has become a staple in Miami’s automotive industry and has grown to be one of the largest dealers in the nation. This year, they have partnered with a reputable catering company that specializes in providing healthy meal options at an affordable price. With this emphasis on creating consciousness around meal quality and portions, the partnership benefits employees to contribute to their healthier, more productive lives.
2nd Children’s Home Society of Florida – Orlando (Local Office: Miami) – 1,107 Employees
Children's Home Society of Florida's Wellness Program offers a variety of benefits and programs to its 1,100 team members. These include zero-cost copays for diabetic medicine, premium discounts for physical exams, weight loss support, and free fitness classes. They also have a virtual health fair, and a dedicated wellness portal called Self-Care University, and encourage participation through point-based incentives. The program has seen a 43% engagement rate and over 14 million logged steps in 2022.
3rd City of Pompano Beach – Pompano Beach – 823 Employees
The City of Pompano Beach, a municipal government employing over 1000 full/part-time employees and serving a population of over 111,000 residents, offers various services and initiatives to promote employee well-being. They provide personal physical training that covers injury prevention, sports performance, lifestyle coaching, and nutrition consultations. Additionally, the city addresses mental health by offering the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through HealthAdvocate Solutions. This program provides employees and their families with access to valuable resources and support for mental health-related concerns.
4th City of Hollywood – Hollywood – 1,259 Employees
5th Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, PBC – West Palm Beach – 602 Employees
6th Apartment Income REIT Corp. (AIR Communities) – Denver, Colorado (Local Office: Miami Beach) – 749 Employees
7th Diocese of Palm Beach – Palm Beach Gardens – 1,096 Employees
8th Magic Leap, Inc. – Plantation – 992 Employees
1,500 to 4,999 Employees
1st BankUnited, N.A. – Miami Lakes – 1,642 Employees
BankUnited, N.A., a leading independent depository institution in Florida, offers a comprehensive wellness program to its employees. With over 80% participation, the program includes mental health support, healthy eating initiatives, art/music/drama therapy workshops, life coaching, and cultural competency programs. In response to the global pandemic, the wellness program expanded its disease management education initiatives, featuring regular interactive webinars with a panel of local healthcare system physicians who provide invaluable information. BankUnited's wellness program is built on addressing real concerns faced by its employees, ensuring their well-being, and offering resources to navigate challenges effectively.
2nd Royal Caribbean Group – Miami – 3,452 Employees
Royal Caribbean Group (RCG), the world's second-largest cruise line operator, offers a unique benefit to its employees through Dentalvana, an onsite dental team. Initially introduced at the Port Miami location, it has been highly successful and is now being extended to other South Florida locations. This addition complements RCG's existing amenities, including an onsite medical clinic and eye exams. Dentalvana is a mobile dental studio that offers a range of services, such as dental cleanings, same-day cavities, and fillings, whitening, and Invisalign. By providing dental care directly at the workplace, RCG saves employees valuable time that would otherwise be spent on appointments and commuting in South Florida traffic. The dental team is available three days a week for employee convenience.
3rd CITY Furniture – Tamarac – 2,635 Employees
As a furniture retailer with multiple locations in Florida, CITY Furniture offers a comprehensive health and wellness program. Associates have access to an onsite Health and Wellness Center, as well as nearby healthcare centers and virtual care options. The center provides free services such as diagnosis, treatment of minor illnesses, physical exams, biometric screenings, and chronic condition monitoring. Associates can save on insurance premiums by participating in the program, with a high percentage completing the required activities. The company is proud of associates' commitment to their well-being and routine screenings.
4th Marcum LLP – New York, New York (Local Offices: Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach) – 3,503 Employees
1st U-Haul International – Phoenix, Arizona (Multiple Local Offices) – 17,170 Employees
U-Haul, a leading provider of do-it-yourself moving services, operates a vast network of locations across the United States and Canada. With a fleet of trucks, trailers, and towing devices, as well as self-storage facilities and propane services, U-Haul is a prominent player in the industry. They have also been recognized as a top employer for veterans and a health-conscious workplace. To further support mental well-being, U-Haul introduced a Mindset App Reimbursement program in 2022, covering mindfulness, breath work, 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 American Express – New York, New York (Local Office: Sunrise) – 25,727 Employees
Since 1850, American Express has been dedicated to providing exceptional customer experiences and making a positive impact on communities. They prioritize the well-being of their colleagues through holistic health and well-being benefits, including flexible work options, parental leave, caregiver support, disability resources, community events, cancer support, second opinion services, and flu clinics. American Express encourages colleagues to bring their authentic selves to work and actively supports their development and well-being.
3rd NextEra Energy, Inc. – Juno Beach – 15,000 Employees
NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading global electric power company and the largest producer of renewable energy in the industry. One of the standout benefits offered by NextEra Energy is their preferred provider program. Through this program, NextEra Energy has thoroughly vetted and selected vendors who consistently deliver high-quality care and positive outcomes. By using preferred providers, employees can benefit from lower out-of-pocket costs while receiving high-quality care. These preferred providers cover a wide range of healthcare services, including primary care, acute care, chronic condition management, surgery, mental health, and cancer care. Both in-person and virtual options are available, ensuring equitable access to quality care for employees and their families.
4th Jackson Health System – Miami – 12,613 Employees
5th CBIZ – Cleveland, Ohio (Local Office: Miami) – 6,471 Employees
6th ChenMed LLC – Miami Gardens – 6,400 Employees
7th Terracon, Inc. – Olathe, Kansas (Local Office: Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach) – 5,554 Employees