America’s 100 Healthiest Employers for 2018 – 1-10

In this series, we’re sharing the behind-the-scenes details of what sets America’s Healthiest 100 Employers apart from the pack.

For a full writeup on our list of America’s Healthiest Employers in 2018, download our free Healthiest 100 Magazine.


#1 – United Healthcare

Total Employees – 140,000

HQ – Tampa, FL

“It is an honor to be included as one of the top healthiest workplaces in the country. UnitedHealthcare takes great pride in promoting our health and wellness programs to all the people we serve by engaging in wellness events in our communities and supporting our mission of helping people live healthier lives.”


#2 – Wake County Government

Total Employees – 3,844

HQ – Raleigh, NC

“Wake County doesn’t hesitate to try new ideas and initiatives, status quo is not an option. Some ideas are successful, and some aren’t, but being fearless and constantly learning from and thoroughly analyzing each success and failure is fundamental to continuously improving our program and in turn, the lives of our members.”


#3 – OrthoCarolina, P.A. 

Total Employees – 1,700

HQ – Charlotte, NC

“Even after nearly 10 years of having an employee wellness program, I’m still most proud of how our staff continues to promote the program, encourages each other, and continues to make remarkable improvements in their health. We regularly have stories of employees whose lives have been changed by improving their health.”


#4 – Norton Healthcare

Total Employees – 11,197

HQ – Louisville, KY

“The Norton Healthcare team boats an 80% participation rate among their employee population in their wellness programming, and this engagement is reaping rewards. The Norton team’s data has showed that participants are able to utilize their healthcare dollars more effectively, demonstrate fewer gaps-in-care, and are more likely to stay in-network when looking for a medical provider.”


#5 – SmartPractice

Total Employees – 325

HQ – Phoenix, AZ

“I’m most proud that our wellness program has been part of our strategy for more than 20 years. It refreshes with new ideas and initiatives every year. It’s a comprehensive program where there is something for everyone including an on-site Nurse Practitioner, a cafe with healthy, inexpensive food, the gym, exercise classes, and organized activities to get moving.”


#6 – Pro Athlete, Inc.

Total Employees – 51

HQ – Kansas City, MO

“We are seeing employees completely shift their behaviors, habits, and view on life. When you talk to these individuals about their health journey, the health changes are so deeply rooted in who they are, we know that we are seeing true longterm change, and not ‘Yo-Yo’ success stories.”


#7 – Humana

Total Employees – 45,900

HQ – Louisville, KY

“Among Humana’s largest wellness successes is their Diabetes Prevention Program, built to help those at-risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Launched in December 2014, nearly 5,500 employees have participated in this year-long program, averaging a weight loss of 3% of total body weight in addition to improvements in overall biometric measures.”


#8 – Cleveland Clinic

Total Employees – 52,000

HQ – Cleveland, OH

“Since launching their Healthy Choice program in 2009, the Cleveland Clinic has estimated that they have avoided over $250 Million in potential healthcare costs. With over 40,000 participants, the Cleveland Clinic has seen outsized results from patient education. These interventions have resulted in participants being 25% more likely to have chronic conditions under control.”


#9 – SAIF Corporation

Total Employees – 997

HQ – Salem, OR

“We call our approach to a safe and healthy workplace Total Worker Health. That means linking employee wellbeing to injury prevention and healthy lifestyles on and off the job. And it works! The result is happier, healthier employees, higher productivity, less turnover, and lower insurance rates and health care costs.”


#10 – Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Total Employees – 2,200

HQ – Sacramento, CA

“Much like other winners, the SMUD wellness program is holistic, focused on mental, physical, and emotional health. One of the unique aspects that has driven results for their population is an online portal where members can log wellness activities such as workouts and meditation sessions. This increases engagement and holds their team accountable for improving their health.

For a full writeup on our list of America’s Healthiest Employers in 2018, download our free Healthiest 100 Magazine.