American Express and Unum UK among best employers for health and wellbeing

American Express Unum UK American Express, Dell Technologies and Unum UK have been named as some of the best employers for excellence in health and wellbeing for their commitment to advancing wellbeing through benefits and initiatives.

Now in its 19th year, the accolade is awarded by Business Group on Health. Its criteria assess applicants on their approaches to leadership, culture and wellbeing, holistic wellbeing, mental health, financial wellbeing, social connectedness, job satisfaction, flexibility and time away, engagement and the employee experience, health equity and social determinants.

Some employers received additional recognition for excellence in mental health and health equity due to their organisational strategies that incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. They were recognised for addressing mental health with goals and measurable outcomes, and ensuring all employees have the opportunity to reach their full health potential.

Others were honoured for excellence in global health and wellbeing through meeting the diverse needs of employees in multiple countries and demonstrating an equity commitment with a set of standard benefits offered to their global workforces.

Employee benefits provider Unum was recognised for its commitment to improving employee wellbeing through benefits. It showcased its dedication and commitment to its employees through a range of mental, physical and financial health benefits, alongside a wellbeing programme.

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Ellen Kelsay, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Business Group on Health, said: “I am delighted to honour each and every one of these employers, which demonstrably enhanced the health and wellbeing of employees and their families through leading-edge initiatives. In addition, their novel and impactful approaches focused on critical workforce issues, such as mental health and health equity. We congratulate all the winners.”

Mark Till, CEO of Unum UK, added: “I’m incredibly proud of our culture that puts people at the heart of everything that we do, and our purpose of helping the working world thrive. This recognition for excellence in health and wellbeing speaks volumes about how important each and every member of our team is to our business, and the investment we’ve made in our global employee wellbeing strategy.”