Who are Iowa’s HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS®?

*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.

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 seeks to recognize companies throughout the state that have committed to creating a healthy workplace for their employees. Through an online assessment, employers were asked a series of questions that focused on measuring six key areas.

Finalists were selected from each of three categories: Small Employer, 2-99 employees; Midsize Employer, 100-249 employees; and Large Employer, 250 employees or more. Winners were then chosen from three separate regions throughout the state,Eastern, Central and Western Iowa, for a total of nine companies.

The following companies that participated in the Healthiest Employers of Iowa program rose to the top as Iowa’s healthiest businesses. Their commitment to employee wellness and their innovative approach to healthy living have made them the 2014 Healthiest Employers of Iowa.

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


























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Why is the Healthiest Employers of Iowa program important to our state?


"Healthiest Employers of Iowa, a workplace wellness program promoted by Business Record Iowa and the Iowa Association of Business & Industry, casts a bright spotlight on the important role employers play in supporting healthy lifestyles for their team members. The fact that participation is free and the assessment includes simple yes/no or multiple choice questions, makes it easy for any employer to participate. Even if you’ve just begun to focus on wellness, your involvement in this program will help us move the needle to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016."

 - Helen Eddy
Executive Director

*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.