Awardees Help Make Their Employees Healthier
Interactive Health named 151 employers as the “Healthiest Companies in America,” an annual award that honors corporations that have invested in and improved the health of their workers.
Through year-round, personalized digital tools, coaching, wellness challenges, and fresh medical information, Interactive Health taps into innovative ways to help these companies improve the health of their employees.
To be recognized, awardees reached or exceeded a 70 percent participation rate in their workplace wellness program, and their workforces’ overall health risk was low — based on the results of an annual health evaluation.
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Participant results included:
- 85 percent of participants who were at risk for hypertension made changes and improved their health risk;
- 39 percent of participants in a high-risk range migrated to a healthier state;
- 43 percent of participants in a moderate-risk range moved to a healthy status; and
- lower overall emotional health risk than Interactive Health’s book of business.
For employers, the benefits are just as transformative. Companies who invest in the health of their employees benefit from higher productivity, lower medical costs, fewer workers’ compensation and disability claims, and reduced absenteeism.
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“KONE is thrilled that our employees are actively managing their health,” said Nicole Manzo, senior vice president of human resources for KONE Americas. “Over the years, we’ve seen a steady number of employees engaged, and most importantly, we’re hearing from our employees what a difference our wellness program is making in their lives. We’re grateful for the recognition and proud of our employees for their engagement.”
Of the 151 honorees in the program’s 12th year, 111 are repeat winners. More than 45 businesses have reached the list for five years or more, while one – Nature’s Sunshine, based in Lehi, Utah – has won the award every year.
“In an era of record-low unemployment, employers must figure out a way to differentiate themselves and show that they care,” said Interactive Health CEO Bill Goldberg. “Investing in the health of your employees not only achieves that but has far-reaching implications across the organization. A healthier workforce is one that is happier, more engaged and more productive.”
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