2019 Healthiest Employers of Sacramento

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 Sacramento. The winners are ranked according to the top five overall companies who applied this year. Congratulations to these amazing organizations!

#1 Sacramento Municipal Utility District

  • Total U.S. Employees: 2,336
  • Industry: Utilities
  • www.smud.org

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has been providing electricity to residents for over 70 years. Over the past 12 months, the wellness team at SMUD partnered with the safety team to provide on-site and off-site observations to reduce injury and improve the overall health of employees. They also renovated their headquarters building to improve air quality with purifying systems and a market-style store for nutritious meals.

#2 First Tech Federal Credit Union

  • Total U.S. Employees: 1,471
  • Industry: Finance
  • www.firsttechfed.com

First Tech Federal Credit Union is a financial institution that provides banking, loans, and insurance services. Their wellness program, WiredWell, allows employees to feel empowered when choosing a program that fits their lifestyle. WiredWell also provides financial resources to plan for employees’ futures. In 2018, employees saved almost $1.5 million in loans, mortgages, and various other areas.

#3 Alta California Regional Center

  • Total U.S. Employees: 511
  • Industry: Not-for-profit
  • www.altaregional.org

Alta California Regional Center is a non-profit organization under the State of California that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The wellness program at ACRC utilizes employees’ interests to keep engagement high, with over half of the workforce attending semi-annual wellness workshops. This year they also added an annual participation award, with the incentive to win $500.

#4 Sacramento Credit Union

  • Total U.S. Employees: 97
  • Industry: Banking
  • www.sactocu.org

Sacramento Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that was founded in 1935. Their wellness program began three and a half years ago, with increasing participation each year. Since most employees spend the majority of the day at their desks, Sacramento Credit Union pushed Walk@Lunch events, encouraging them to take a 10-minute walk during lunch breaks to highlight the positive benefits of such a simple exercise. 

#5 Pacific Ethanol

  • Total U.S. Employees: 511
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • www.pacificethanol.cp

Pacific Ethanol produces over 3 million tons of ethanol co-products per year among 9 facilities in the United States. Their wellness program is supported heavily from upper management and employee participation has been increasing each year. They plan to roll out several new incentives next year with a heavier focus on biometric screenings and the completion of wellness tasks.