FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does Healthiest Employers define wellness?
We define wellness as any program aimed to encourage healthier lifestyles by giving individuals biometric, fitness, nutrition and other health-related educational advice. An approach to care that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life.
Why do employers apply for the designation?
Organizations of all sizes and industries participate. The regional designation signals an employer’s commitment to improving employee health. Employers also find value in learning, sharing and benchmarking their wellness program with others in their city and across the county.
How does my organization apply?
Every regional designation program is different, however the process generally begins with the online application. This assessment is easy to complete. For specific dates and details about the Healthiest Employers program in your area, click your state or city above.
What does Healthiest Employers measure?
The designation analyzes six key areas of workplace wellness: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analytics.
How are winners selected for the designation?
Applicants are categorized by the number of employees, so that employers compete against like-sized organizations. The online assessment scores and ranks the applicant pool, based on the weighted value of the completed answers.
Who developed the assessment?
A national committee developed the questions and scoring methodology. This committee is representative of the wellness, medical, higher education, research, non-for-profit and government communities.