With a growing focus on health and wellness and the rising cost of health insurance, Iowa businesses are changing how they approach employee health care benefits.

Businesses now see how focusing on employee wellness not only helps make for happier and healthier employees, but also how it makes good business sense. A healthier workforce is more productive and helps to control corporate health care costs.

The Healthiest Employers of Iowa award program, an co-initiative of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Business Record Iowa and Business Record, seeks to recognize companies throughout the state that have committed to creating a healthy workplace for their employees. Through an online assessment, employers respond to a series of simple yes/no or multiple choice questions.  The fact that the assessment is easy and FREE makes participating an easy decision.

Deadline is now March 20, 2015


Even if you’ve just begun to focus on wellness, your involvement in this program will help move the needle to make Iowa the HEALTHIES STATE in the nation by 2016.

Winners will be selected from each of three categories:
·  Small Employer : 2-99 employees
·  Midsize Employer: 100-249 employees
·  Large Employer: 250 + employees 
Winners, announced in the April 10, 2015 issue of Business Record Iowa, will be chosen from three separate regions throughout the state: Eastern, Central and Western Iowa, for a total of nine companies. 
Awards will be presented during ABI’s Taking Care of Business Conference on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Isle of Capris Conference Center in Bettendorf, Iowa beginning at 8 a.m. For more information on the Taking Care of Business Conference click here.  

More than 90 companies, from a variety of industries, participated last year representing 41,842 Iowa employees.

The following companies rose to the top as Iowa’s healthiest businesses. Their commitment to employee wellness and their innovative approach to healthy living made them one of Iowa’s Healthiest Employers.* 

2014 Winners:

Eastern Iowa Winners
Iowa American Water Mudd Advertising
Genesis Health System

Central Iowa Winners
Employee & Family Resources
LaMair-Mulock-Condon Co.
Meredith Corporation

Western Iowa Winners
The Foreign Candy Co., Inc.
MaxYield Cooperative
Northwest Bank

 To learn more about their programs, click on image below and turn the pages forward by clicking on the lower right corner of each page.

View the electronic publication here.

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*Healthiest Employers of Iowa is supported by Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative. HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS and the HE Heart design are registered trademarks of Healthiest Employers, LLC and are used with permission.