2019 Healthiest Employers of Northeast Ohio

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 Northeast Ohio. The winners are ranked according to the top five overall companies who applied this year. Congratulations to our winners!

#1 Mercy Health

  • Total U.S. Employees: 27,062
  • Industry: Healthcare
  • www.mercy.com 

Mercy Health is a healthcare system that spans across Kentucky and Ohio. Their wellness program has been in place for five years,  and has increased screening participation to 85% and encouraged over 70% of the workforce to participate in annual program incentives. In addition, their pharmacy team has collaborated with the wellness team to create comprehensive diabetes management program, with 37% participation.


  • Total U.S. Employees: 4,722 
  • Industry: Consulting
  • www.cbiz.com 

CBIZ delivers financial and benefits insurance services with roughly 100 offices across the country. Last year, they saw an average reduction of 51% in member costs per month and starting in 2017, they began offering a health pregnancy program. This program allowed expecting mothers to receive support from clinical staff and promote prenatal health. 

#3 Gilbane, Inc. 

  • Total U.S. Employees: 2,740
  • Industry: Construction
  • www.gilbaneco.com

Gilbane Inc. is a private family-owned real estate development and construction firm. They believe that employee health affects their ability to complete their work and remain safe while on the job. Employees are rewarded medical premium discounts for participation in the program and last year, they saw a 76% completion rate – the highest ever.

#4 CGI Technologies and Solutions

  • Total U.S. Employees: 12,420
  • Industry: Consulting
  • www.cgi.com/en

CGI Technologies is one of the biggest IT providers in the world with over 400 locations worldwide. They believe that there are several factors to wellness and are passionate about promoting financial health in the workplace. They have integrated programs that help employees reach financial goals and create a custom plan.

#5 U-Haul

  • Total U.S. Employees: 13,000
  • Industry: Moving and Storage
  • www.uhaul.com

U-Haul is a storage rental and moving equipment company that has been in operation since 1945. The Healthier U Program was created by their CEO, Joe Shoen, and is actively supported by leadership. They are continuously enhancing the program to cover all aspects of health and have had over 5,000 team members participate since inception in 2016.

Honorable Mentions

  • AmTrust Financial Services
    Avantor, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Global Prairie
  • Jarrett Companies
  • TimkenSteel Corporation