July 29, 2023
In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Texas.
Each year, all applicants are automatically entered into the Healthiest 100 Workplaces America award. Last year, 12 companies were named to this list:
#1 Harris Health System
#9 Quanta Services
#10 Baylor College of Medicine
#74 Cook Children’s Hospital
#82 Genuine McCarthy Enterprises
#85 Hill & Wilkinson
17.1% of the Texas companies surveyed are on a hybrid schedule where employees are in the office on specific days. 82.9% work onsite or in-person and 0 companies are fully remote.
Additionally, some notable statistics from this year’s groups include:
- 92.7% have lifestyle programs or coaching opportunities available
- 61.0% offer annual stipends to attend conventions or courses
- 56.1% report their health and wellness programs have been in place for more than 10 years
- 53.7% reported that leadership from their organization serves on health councils, boards, or organizations outside of the company
- 31.7% provide employees more than 14 weeks of paid maternity leave; 14.6% provide 14 weeks of paid leave for new fathers
- 12.2% have introduced an unlimited paid time off policy
Congratulations to this year's winners!
* Please note that the employee count next to each organization only includes full-time employees.
100 to 499 Employees
1st Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors – Richardson – 330 Employees
Hill & Wilkinson (H&W) is a comprehensive construction company offering design-build, pre-construction, general contracting, and LEED ( (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) services. The company promotes learning, mentorship, volunteerism, and a healthy work/life balance.
H&W introduced a partnership with Marketplace Chaplains in March 2022. Employees have had over 450 private discussions with chaplains since its implementation. Marketplace Chaplains offer professional support to employees and their families, covering a wide range of personal challenges, such as funeral planning, hospital visits, family issues, grief recovery, and more. These services are available around the clock, voluntary, confidential, and independent from company operations.
H&W's mental health initiatives include Mental Health First Aid training, provided by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, to assist individuals in crisis. They also acknowledge the challenges in accessing affordable mental health care and have implemented a strategy to reimburse employees for out-of-network mental health visits. The company has also created benefit contact wallet cards and job site posters to promote various mental health resources available to employees, ensuring easy access to support when needed.
2nd Eagle's Trace By Erickson Senior Living – Houston – 266 Employees
Eagle’s Trace is a continuing care community that provides care to independent living residents, assisted living residents, memory care residents, and post-acute care residents.
H&W offers an onsite clinic and wellness center to address employees' medical needs when they cannot access a doctor's office. The center is staffed with a dedicated nurse practitioner and medical assistant and can be utilized for an array of services, such as sick care, annual physicals, lab tests, and smoking cessation and weight management programs–all at no cost to the employees! They also provide an employee assistance program available 24/7, with licensed Social Workers onsite. Additionally, the company prioritizes mental health by offering information and resources related to mental illness to support their employees.
3rd Fransen Pittman General Contractors – Englewood, Colorado (Local Office: Grapevine) – 148 Employees
Fransen Pittman is a builder that goes beyond construction, creating facilities where communities can learn, innovate, and grow. They are committed to transparency, collaboration, and exceeding their clients' visions. Fransen Pittman's most unique benefit is "Zero Health," which aims to reduce cost barriers for employees by providing them access to a network of medical facilities where they can receive various medical procedures at no cost. These procedures include MRIs, CT scans, surgeries, sleep studies, diagnostic colonoscopies, mammograms, bloodwork, physical therapy, and more.
The impact of this program is evident in the positive changes it brings to employees' lives. By the end of 2022, 10 individuals reported significant improvements: a total weight loss of 160 lbs, successful cessation of smoking/chewing, and discontinued prescribed medications. Additionally, their biometric screening numbers showed better ranges, leading to improved overall health and well-being.
4th Methodist Healthcare Ministries – San Antonio – 489 Employees
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to care for uninsured and low-income families. It accomplishes this through advocacy, direct services, community partnerships, and strategic community investment in 74 counties across South Texas.
MHM's wellness program has evolved into a comprehensive approach, encompassing physical, nutritional, financial, mental, and sleep health. Despite an aging population due to low turnover, the company's efforts have led to a steady increase in the average health score, rising from 72.1/100 in the first year to 79.2/100 in 2022. The program's effectiveness is evident in the continuous health improvements of repeat participants. Remarkably, 96 team members managed to raise their health scores by at least 5 points, making progress from critical value to ideal/moderate levels.
MHM's dedication to financial wellness is evident with a significant 90% participation rate in the 401(k) plan. Team members also benefit from a financial wellness portal, offering resources and support to enhance their financial health whenever they need it.
500 to 1,499 Employees
1st Garver – North Little Rock, Arkansas (Multiple Local Offices) – 1,136 Employees
Garver is an employee-owned firm founded in 1919 and offers engineering, planning, architectural, and environmental services. With over 1,000 employees in the U.S., they specialize in aviation, construction, facilities design, federal projects, surveying, transportation, water, and wastewater. Garver's strong company culture keeps employees excited about coming to work each day. They prioritize a healthy work-life balance, which is promoted through their in-house wellness program that is personalized for each employee's unique wellness journey. In 2023, the program was enhanced by partnering with Asset Health, allowing them to maintain the in-house approach while delivering tailored well-being solutions to employees. Garver takes pride in their achievements, including their WELCOA Well Workplace Platinum status, ranking #86 on the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America list, and being featured in the Returns on Wellbeing Institute's case study for their mental health campaign. Additionally, 94% of employees received the Wellness insurance premium discount in 2022.
2nd Imagine360 – Wayne, Pennsylvania (Local Offices: Dallas and Houston) – 1,242 Employees
Imagine360's success is built on providing self-insured employers with a truly personalized approach to healthcare that relies on combining industry-leading technology with high-touch patient care to deliver the healthiest employees and a better bottom line.
The Imagine360 & Livongo Whole Person program is a unique and cost-free health benefit offered to members. It helps them manage various health goals, including diabetes, hypertension, weight, and stress. Participants receive free connected devices like blood glucose meters and blood pressure monitors that automatically share readings with their licensed care coach. The care coaches work one-on-one with members to set goals, manage their conditions, and develop healthy habits for improved health and quality of life. The program also offers 24/7 access to digital behavioral health support for managing stress, sleep, anxiety, and depression.
The program has achieved a 58% engagement rate, as members receive personalized support, connected devices, and access to valuable resources, empowering them to take control of their health conditions and work towards their treatment plan goals successfully.
3rd Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP – Washington, D.C. (Local Office: Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio) – 1,406 Employees
Since 1945, Akin has provided effective transactional, litigation, and public policy counsel and representation. From a single office and two lawyers in Dallas, the firm has grown to 19 offices spanning the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, with a diverse workforce of more than 900 lawyers.
One notable benefit enhancement is the expansion of their former fitness reimbursement to a Fitness and Well-Being Reimbursement program. In 2022, they increased the monthly reimbursement allowance from $35 to $50 and expanded the types of eligible expenses. This includes fitness and sports equipment, fitness or well-being monitors, various classes or personal training on well-being topics, membership and event fees, well-being apps, healthy sleep solutions, and self-care learning materials. The utilization of this benefit by U.S. personnel increased by nearly 40% compared to the previous year, with 43% of the eligible population taking advantage of it, resulting in a 115% increase in reimbursement payments.
Additionally, Akin provides access to free, onsite mental health advisors, reinforcing their commitment to fully support their personnel and address their needs wherever they may be. These innovative offerings demonstrate Akin's dedication to the well-being of their employees and their comprehensive approach to employee health and wellness.
4th Walker & Dunlop – Bethesda, Maryland (Local Offices: Austin, Dallas, Houston) – 1,395 Employees
Walker & Dunlop is one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States providing financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties.
Walker & Dunlop’s CEO, Willy Walker, is one of the biggest supporters of workplace wellness. Willy actively participates in promoting wellness, often engaging in activities like running with employees or sharing his bike rides with clients. He emphasizes the importance of employee well-being and sets a goal of having over 50% of employees track their health and wellness activities in the wellness portal. In 2022, the company rewarded over $1,200,000 to employees who met the wellness program goals, further highlighting their commitment to supporting employee health and wellness.
5th Jackson Walker LLP – Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio – 791 Employees
Jackson Walker LLP’s focus is on providing straightforward, cost-effective, and strategically tailored solutions to address complex legal challenges for their clients. With a history spanning over 135 years, they have been assisting businesses of all sizes in navigating the ever-evolving legal landscape.
Jackson Walker has introduced new benefits to support employees in growing their families, including fertility and adoption benefits. They also incentivize employees to participate in wellness activities through increased medical premium incentives for meeting wellness goals. Their wellness program has seen strong engagement, with overall engagement in the platform increasing by 3.4% compared to the previous program year.
Moreover, 35% of members have fewer than three elevated risk factors, and Jackson Walker has a lower proportion of members with elevated risk for six out of eleven risk factors. Additionally, the company has seen a 17.3% increase in biometric screenings over the past 12 months, reflecting their commitment to promoting employee health and well-being.
1,500 to 4,999 Employees
1st Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport – DFW Airport – 2,087 Employees
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) creates innovative, varied, and efficient experiences that open horizons. They celebrate a new way to travel by thinking ahead to make each traveler feel more welcome, no matter where they are coming from or headed.
DFW offers an incentive program called "Apples" that promotes holistic well-being among employees. Participants can earn up to 3 days of pay by engaging in activities related to Preventative Health, Healthy Habits, Community, and Awareness. In 2022, 83% of employees earned at least one apple by completing requirements such as an HRA and annual physical exam. The company's EAP utilization rate is 7-9% higher than the national average, indicating its focus on mental health support. They provide education through webinars and Lunch & Learns to increase awareness and encourage employees to seek meaningful mental health assistance.
DFW has on-site resources, including a behavioral health coach who develops individualized plans for sustainable lifestyle changes and an on-site health clinic led by a full-time PA-C. Supervisors play an active role in promoting mental health discussions, encouraging the use of on-site services and the EAP provider.
2nd Higginbotham – Fort Worth – 2,315 Employees
Thousands of companies and individuals across the southern U.S. trust Higginbotham’s Single Source solution for insurance and financial services. With offices in 15 states, Higginbotham serves a diverse need of regional global insurance needs for businesses, employees, and families.
The company's well-being platform includes four partnership programs offering niche activities at no cost:
- Kaia Health for musculoskeletal pain management
- Koa Health for mental well-being
- Wellbeats for on-demand workouts and educational videos
- Enrich for financial wellness
These programs provide best-in-class services and individualized engagement. Recent reporting shows a 51% decrease in musculoskeletal pain, a 41% increase in sleep quality, 656 mental health activities completed, 2,244 minutes spent on the Koa Health app, 5,513 minutes of on-demand classes played, and 820 financial well-being activities completed.
3rd METRO – Houston – 4,300 Employees
METRO provides multi-modal public transportation services to communities to connect people to everyday work and life activities.
To address the diverse needs of its employees, the company has expanded its Wellness programs by hosting quarterly live motivational speakers who share their stories and offer guidance on physical and emotional well-being. They also provide resources to support the wellness journey of attendees.
Regarding mental health, the company has various initiatives and resources in place, including Mindful Mondays, kindness challenges, and quarterly massage therapy sessions. They host a May Mental Health Symposium with behavior health providers addressing mental health, substance abuse awareness, and stress prevention. Employees and their household members have access to Optum EAP work/life resources, Sanvello stress management app, and Talkspace virtual and text therapy. Additionally, leaders receive Mental Health First Aid Training, and there are monthly EAP seminars on emotional well-being topics.
4th Qorvo – Greensboro, North Carolina (Local Office: Richardson) – 4,408 Employees
Qorvo supplies innovative semiconductor solutions that make a better world possible by combining product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise, and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve customers' most complex technical challenges.
Qorvo's health and well-being program, Life+, has implemented a comprehensive musculoskeletal health program that includes the use of Kaia Health, a digital therapy treatment for musculoskeletal pain. This program provides employees with a customized care plan and an AI-based Motion Coach for PT-grade feedback 24/7. To complement this, virtual wellness breaks and partnerships with physical therapy clinics have been established to educate employees on best practices for stretching, mobility, and injury prevention. Chair massage events and Theragun devices are also available at onsite fitness centers.
The program's effectiveness is evident in the significant decreases in members with musculoskeletal diagnoses, claimants per 1,000, musculoskeletal paid PMPM, back pain claims, and physical therapy back pain claims year over year. These statistics demonstrate that the addition of Kaia Health and other musculoskeletal health initiatives has successfully improved the well-being of Qorvo's employees.
5th DriveTime Automotive – Tempe, Arizona (Local Office: Dallas, Ft. Worth) – 4,368 Employees
DriveTime is the largest used car dealership network and financing company, helping people around the nation find and finance great vehicles. They operate 146 dealerships in 28 states and employ over 4,000 people across the country.
The wellness needs of employees are a top priority for DriveTime, and they have integrated various onsite programs to promote a happy and healthy work environment. These programs include dental exams, mammograms, biometric screenings, meditation sessions, group exercise, lunch and learns, yoga, service opportunities, and social mixer events. They have also introduced a fitness membership discount for thousands of gyms nationwide. The feedback from employees has been consistently positive, and the company plans to expand these programs in the coming years. Overall, employee well-being is a crucial aspect of the entire employee experience.
6th Hess Corporation – Houston – 1,500 Employees
7th Gilbane – Providence, Rhode Island (Local Office: Houston) – 3,005 Employees
8th JE Dunn Construction – Kansas City, Missouri (Local Office: Austin) – 4,197 Employees
9th HARMAN International – Richardson – 2,169 Employees
10th MongoDB – New York, New York (Local Office: Austin) – 2,368 Employees
11th Marcum LLP – New York, New York (Local Office: Houston) – 3,503 Employees
12th MMC Corp – Overland Park, Kansas (Local Office: Houston) – 1,873 Employees
5,000 to 9,999 Employees
1st Harris Health System – Bellaire – 9,877 Employees
Harris Health System is a fully integrated community-focused academic healthcare system dedicated to improving the health of those most in need in Harris County, Texas through quality care delivery, coordination of care, and education.
The Livongo Diabetes and Hypertension Programs offer free medications to Harris Health participants, encouraging regular self-monitoring and boosting medication adherence. As a result, the programs achieved impressive medication adherence rates of 93% for diabetes and 89% for hypertension, leading to improved quality metrics and reduced healthcare utilization. Additionally, the Harris Health System's wellness initiatives have demonstrated a strong Return on Investment (ROI) and Value on Investment (VOI). The pooled ROI for Diabetes and Hypertension Programs resulted in significant savings of $862,776 and $860,760, respectively.
The company's culture of well-being has been embraced by 87.6% of employees who believe that Harris Health System genuinely cares about their health and well-being. The leadership's support and engagement in promoting employee well-being have been crucial to the program's success. The Employee Wellness team enjoys the freedom to be creative, allowing them to adapt and improve the wellness program based on employee feedback and evolving needs.
2nd Cook Children's Hospital – Fort Worth – 9,000 Employees
Cook Children's Medical Center is a nationally recognized not-for-profit pediatric hospital located in Fort Worth, Texas. As one of the largest freestanding pediatric medical centers in the U.S., Cook Children's main campus is located in Tarrant County.
The Healthy Me Wellness Program offers a range of unique benefits, with the onsite fitness center, the Wellness Zone, being a standout feature. This complimentary 24/7 gym provides employees with unlimited access, eliminating time barriers and making it convenient to incorporate exercise into their daily routine. The Wellness Zone is staffed with fitness experts who offer group exercise classes and personalized fitness assessments, enhancing the overall wellness experience.
Beyond physical health benefits, the Wellness Zone also plays a crucial role in supporting employees' mental well-being. With seven weekly yoga classes and on-demand options, the program recognizes the positive impact of exercise on mental health. The encouraging statistics reflect the program's success, with 47% of the employee population actively participating in 589,222 tracked workouts within the last year.
3rd Genuine McCarthy Enterprises, Inc. – St. Missouri (Local Office: Richardson) – 6,469 Employees
Genuine McCarthy Enterprises, Inc. is approaching 160 years in the construction industry where we focus on learning, building, and growing to meet the needs of our clients. We are a non-residential builder focused across the United States. As a 100% employee-owned company, the health and well-being of employees have always been paramount.
The program's success is attributed to continuous improvement and enhancements, resulting in consistently high participation levels over ten years with their wellness vendor. Employees participate in an average of 14.6 activities per month, exceeding the industry average. McCarthy achieves high engagement by offering relevant and interesting options to employees. In 2022, they organized a national fitness challenge called "Race Through McCarthy," virtually exploring job sites, and conducted financial wellness days. Their primary medical insurance covers all preventive medications at no cost, and employees can access additional savings through Rx Savings Solutions. Included Health provides support for navigating health plans and obtaining second opinions.
4th Ericsson – Plano – 7,914 Employees
Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers that enables the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world. The goal of Ericsson's well-being program is to provide top-notch solutions that support employees in all four pillars of well-being, leading to improved health outcomes and reduced medical spend, resulting in increased productivity and ROI. The program's success is evident in the high overall total engagement, with 82% of eligible participants participating in the E-Health Program in 2022, showing an increase from previous years.
Due to the pandemic, Ericsson has focused on the emotional well-being pillar, increasing the number of annual EAP sessions and launching the Headspace resiliency app in 2020. This has increased access to emotional health resources among employees, with 3,047 Ericsson members registering on the Headspace app and 635 being monthly active users in 2021.
5th Burns & McDonnell – Kansas City, Missouri (Local Offices: Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Houston) – 8,408 Employees
Burns & McDonnell consists of a skilled team of over 10,000 professionals, including engineers, construction experts, architects, and more. Since 1898, their singular mission has been to ensure the success of their clients to plan, design, permit, and manage critical infrastructure projects worldwide.
At Burns & McDonnell, the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) sets them apart as one of the few firms nationwide that are 100% employee-owned, and they have maintained this status for over 30 years. Employee ownership is automatic and provided at no cost to all employee-owners. This unique ownership structure goes beyond being a retirement benefit and plays a significant role in driving their success, guiding decisions, and fostering a powerful and distinct company culture.
Recognizing that their employees are not just workers but also owners, Burns & McDonnell offer various onsite benefits to ensure easy access to quality care. These include an onsite health center, pharmacy, and fitness facility. This approach demonstrates their commitment to supporting the well-being of their workforce in a holistic manner.
6th CBIZ – Cleveland, Ohio (Local Office: Austin) – 6,471 Employees
7th Terracon, Inc. – Olathe, Kansas (Local Office: Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston) – 5,554 Employees
1st Quanta Services Inc. – Houston – 42,000 Employees
Quanta Services is the leading specialty contractor with the largest and highly trained skilled workforce in North America that provides fully integrated infrastructure solutions for the electric power, underground utility, and communications industries. The company’s geographic footprint spans North America and Australia, and its network of companies ensures world-class execution with local delivery.
Quanta Services prioritizes the health and well-being of their employees and their families through their comprehensive benefits program. They have developed a unique initiative called the Industrial Athlete program, specifically designed for field employees engaged in physically demanding work. The program aims to decrease injuries, improve career longevity, job satisfaction, productivity, mental health, and enhance company culture.
The Industrial Athlete program includes a daily five-minute Stretch & Flex routine that helps employees physically prepare their bodies for work-related tasks, reducing the risk of injuries. They also educate employees on various health and wellness topics, such as heat stress, through multiple forms of outreach, including email, direct mail, and personalized visits by the in-house Wellness Manager.
2nd Baylor College of Medicine – Houston – 11,718 Employees
Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare, and community service locally and globally. Located in Houston, Baylor is a multifaceted non-profit corporation specializing in education, research, and clinical practice. Since 2014, BCM Well-Being has provided resources to enrich the employee experience and decrease overall health risk factors by offering resources related to their “‘Five Branches of Well-Being,” which are Healthy Body, Mind, Environment, Finances, and Community.
Employees, spouses, and students receive points four times each calendar year in our well-being portal for participating in blood drive onsite and for various other community activities. Recently, BCM expanded their Healthy Community branch by introducing incentives for blood donation, community service, and registering as an organ donor. To receive credit for being an organ donor, employees can upload a picture of their government ID showing the red heart donor icon (personal information partially redacted), to the well-being portal.
Baylor decreases barriers to performing community services by offering employees eight hours of Volunteer Time Off and in order to best place volunteers, they work with the Department of Communications and Community Outreach for volunteer opportunities in local animal shelters, food pantries, and the Houston Livestock and Rodeo.
3rd Chevron – San Ramon, California – 20,826 Employees
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. As a human energy company, they aim to prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of their people and the communities that they serve. They believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world.
To address the financial impact of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, Chevron partnered with Hinge Health through Express Scripts to offer a personalized musculoskeletal digital health benefit to employees. This program provides a customized care plan at no cost to participants, offering exercise therapy, wearable sensors for live feedback via the Hinge Health app, and unlimited 1-on-1 video health coaching with a personal physical therapist. Hinge Health's support is also integrated into Chevron's office ergonomics injury prevention program.
In addition to the musculoskeletal benefit, Chevron enhanced its support for employees' family planning needs by partnering with WINFertility. The comprehensive fertility benefit management program, launched in January 2023, includes fertility medical and pharmacy case management, genetic testing, egg freezing, surrogacy and adoption resources, and reproductive behavioral health support.
4th 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 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.
5th NextEra Energy, Inc. – Juno Beach, Florida (Local Office: Houston) – 15,000 Employees
NextEra Energy, Inc. is the world's largest electric power and leading producer of renewables in the energy industry. The company is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida with approximately 15,000 employees across 49 states and Canada.
NextEra Energy offers a unique benefit called the Preferred Provider Program, which consists of vetted vendors delivering high-quality care with lower out-of-pocket costs. It covers various areas, including primary care, acute care, chronic condition management, mental health, surgery, and cancer care, both in-person and virtually. The Preferred Provider Program reflects the company's commitment to health equity and providing affordable benefits for all employees and their families.
In addition, the company introduced a new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) vendor, Lyra, to enhance mental health support. The EAP program includes evidence-based workshops conducted by clinically trained facilitators throughout the year. NextEra Energy saw positive participation and feedback from 2,549 employees in the company-wide workshops in 2022.
6th City of Houston – Houston – 22,000 Employees
7th The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston – 24,000 Employees