2019 Healthiest Employers of Michigan

Each year, the Healthiest Employers® awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. 

The Healthiest Employers awards program is administered by Springbuk through a comprehensive online assessment to evaluate company performance spanning six key areas of health and wellbeing: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Intervention, and Reporting and Analytics. 

The categories and scoring were designed with the help of a non-biased, national group of representatives within the wellness and business community. After completion of the assessment, the applicants are scored with a Healthiest Employers® Index that helps rank the organization based on their unique submissions. To sign up for future announcements on Healthiest Employers, please sign up here.

We are excited to announce the 2019 Healthiest Employers of Michigan. The winners are ranked according to three different employee size categories: Under 500, 500-5,000, and 5,000+ employees. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners and honorees!

Under 500 Employees

#1 Consumers Credit Union

  • Total U.S. Employees: 283
  • Industry: Banking
  • www.conscumerscu.com 

Consumers Credit Union works to improve members’ lives by assisting in their financial goals. Their wellness program was designed to meet the needs of each individual employee, by providing gym reimbursement, soccer leagues, and on-site walking trails. Even after 7 years, program engagement continues to exceed 70%. Consumers Credit Union truly works to make a positive difference in employees’ lives. 

#2 Lake Trust Credit Union

  • Total U.S. Employees: 440
  • Industry: Finance
  • www.laketrust.org 

Lake Trust Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative under the National Credit Union Administration. To encourage a healthier workforce, they do not allow fridges, printers, or trash cans at desks so that employees do not remain sedentary all day. In addition, they also offer walking desks, biking desks, and a full on-site fitness center that allows employees to exercise daily while in the workplace. 

#3 Grand Haven Board of Light & Power

  • Total U.S. Employees: 60
  • Industry: Utilities
  • www.ghblp.com 

Grand Haven Board of Light & Power (BLP) serves approximately 14,500 residents in the Grand Haven area. They believe their wellness program stands out because it is led by the employees and for the employees. Associates are recognized for their hard work and willingness to participate in wellness programs. BLP tries to make wellness fun by hosting monthly trivia questions with monetary incentives.  

500-5,000 Employees

#1 Walbridge

  • Total U.S. Employees: 550
  • Industry: Construction
  • www.walbridge.com 

Walbridge is one of the country’s largest privately-held construction companies with more than a dozen offices throughout North and South America. Their wellness program is in the 9th year and continues to see high levels of engagement. Each year, employees see improvement and are aware of their numbers. Since the beginning of the program, medical trend has been 1%, a huge testament to the effectiveness of the wellness program.

#2 Inteva Products

  • Total U.S. Employees: 1,910
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • www.intevaproducts.com 

Inteva Products provides automotive products to enhance vehicle safety, performance, and quality. Employees and their spouses enjoy participating in the program because it helps them achieve their health goals while receiving financial incentives. Non-tobacco users receive additional incentives through the program and tobacco cessation program resources are a priority to the organization. 

#3 Oakland County

  • Total U.S. Employees: 3,570
  • Industry: Government
  • www.oakgov.com/wellness

Oakland County is part of the metro area of Detroit and has a population of roughly 1.2 million. They recognize that wellness is a personal effort and their wellness program should assist employees in their wellness journeys. They offer discounted rates to local gyms and on-site screenings at their clinics. Several wellness challenges are hosted throughout the year in order to keep remote employees engaged. 

5,000+ Employees

#1 Meredith Corporation

  • Total U.S. Employees: 5,600
  • Industry: Media/Marketing
  • www.meredith.com

Meredith Corporation is a media marketing company with 30 locations across the United States. Their wellness program provides employees with “Well-Bucks” for the completion of wellness initiatives to reimburse for shoes, fitness clothing, and exercise equipment. Over 90% of the workforce and their partners have completed the program since 2012. 

#2 BorgWarner Inc. 

  • Total U.S. Employees: 5,800
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • www.borgwarner.com 

 BorgWarner develops mobility system solutions that reduce emissions and energy consumption. Through on-site clinics, BorgWarner saw over $400,000 in net savings per year. Much of this success stems from the addition of telehealth coaching to wellness programs, which has an average ROI of $2.80 per employee each year.

#3 University of Michigan

  • Total U.S. Employees: 50,000
  • Industry: Education
  • www.umich.edu 

The University of Michigan is a public research university that is accompanied by a health system. They incorporate all aspects of well-being in their program by focusing on not only physical, but emotional, financial, social, occupational, and spiritual dimensions of health. In a health survey, 67% of employees strongly agree that the University of Michigan is creating a culture of health for their workforce.

Honorees

  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
  • Safelite AutoGlass
  • Terryberry
  • Trilogy
  • U-Haul