About Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being

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Over the past 15 years, the National Business Group on Health® through the formerly named Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® and now Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being awards has recognized over 180 impressive companies for their innovative programs, behavior change and consistent results. Since the inception of the awards program, the goal has been and continues to be to energize the corporate health well-being and productivity landscape.

The objectives of the Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being and Global Distinction awards are to:

  • Promote external and internal recognition of effective programs and best practices, and
  • Provide a forum for sharing and comparing interventions, outcomes and success strategies

Award winners are companies with a holistic well-being strategy that improves employee health and productivity and business performance.

The application criteria incorporates well-being contributors within the following areas:

  • Community Involvement
  • Financial Security
  • Emotional Health
  • Social Connectedness

For more information on these well-being contributors, please reference Seeing the Bigger Picture: Beyond Wellness to Well-being.


Interested in Applying?

Be sure to:

  • Attend the launch webinar on February 12, 2019, 11 am-12:00 pm. The webinar will provide key guidance and helpful tips for completing the Best Employers and Global Distinction applications, as well as success stories from a 2018 winner.
  • Review the Getting Started page, and be sure to download the application PDF. The full application PDF is available for National Business Group on Health® members or non-members that have paid the $500 access fee. The PDF lists the data elements that are needed for the different sections of the application. All applications must be submitted online through the application tool.