When it comes to your well-being, health is more than just seeing your regular doctor when you think you’re coming down with something. Most of us spend 40 hours or more per week working, and as we’ve learned, sometimes those hours come with a few health hazards. Healthiest Employers is an organization that analyzes health and industry information to produce an annual list of the healthiest companies in America. To form their ratings, the organization uses a “1-100 metric that addresses the six critical dimensions of workplace wellness: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, annual planning, communications and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis.” Scroll on to see if your employer made the list!


In their recently released 2015 awards, they named the top 10 companies with the best employee-wellness initiatives and healthiest outlooks:

  1. Riverside Healthcare Center
  2. Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
  3. Methodist Health System
  4. Terumo BCT
  5. Indiana University Health
  6. Cerner Corporation
  7. Decatur County Memorial Hospital
  8. The Tomayko Group, LLC
  9. Burr & Forman LLP
  10. Baylor Health Care System

Other notable names on the list of 100 top achievers include insurance agency Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY, the City of Houston, the University of Michigan, Royal Caribbean Cruises, the Town of Chapel Hill and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. You can see the full list by visiting The Healthiest 100’s website.

Of the top 10, eight companies are health agencies, from hospital systems to supplies manufacturers. No wonder they have such a good idea of what it takes to keep employees healthy and happy. Healthiest Employers believes some of the key components are quality leadership, consistent engagement and a long-term strategy for implementing and maintaining wellness initiatives.

When you feel your work/life balance starting to slip or your wellness taking a nosedive, ask yourself how much your job might have to do with it. A bad day here and there is one thing. But if your company culture is a hazard to your health, then it might be time to make a move.

How well does your company look after employee wellness? Let us know how you’d rank your employer in the comments.