The wellness company Interactive Health has announced the winners of its 2012 Healthiest Companies in America awards. Now in its sixth year, the competition honors companies nationwide that create a culture of health through outcomes-based health management programs.
The 72 honorees attained both low health risk and high employee participation in their wellness program. Among this year’s winners are several colleges and medical centers, nonprofits, manufacturers, and a firefighters’ union.
A small percentage of an insured population can generate a disproportionate share of medical claim costs for an employer, says Interactive Health, but a culture of health can improve the health of at-risk employees while helping healthy employees stay healthy.