Union County, Ohio

Union County Honored as a Finalist in Healthiest Employers® of Central Ohio

Union County has been recognized as one of the 2019 finalists of the Healthiest Employers of Central Ohio, a nationally recognized awards program powered by the Springbuk Health Intelligence Platform.

Applicants to the Healthiest Employers® awards program were evaluated across six key categories, representing a holistic view of employee wellbeing: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analytics. All companies who applied to the awards program were ranked according to the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for employee wellbeing programming.

Union County was honored on December 20, 2019 for their outstanding commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate health programming. As an award finalist, Union County has demonstrated a strong commitment to the health and wellbeing of their team members.

Last year, over 83% of the County’s employees completed a rigorous health evaluation, and 77% of spouses also completed this evaluation. Of those participants, 84% shared their test results with their primary care physician or other care providers, which allowed for ongoing dialogue or follow-up. Building an awareness of potential health risks and overall health status is a catalyst to generating desired health outcomes. Our wellness program promotes self-awareness and fosters positive engagement designed to build lifelong healthy habits and lasting health outcomes, one step at a time.

“The Union County Commissioners adopted a wellness philosophy in their annual goal-setting process in 2015,” said County Administrator Tim Hansley. “They recognized the obvious benefits of a healthy workforce; such as, higher productivity, lower turnover, and cost-savings to our taxpayers.” Administrator Hansley continued, “Our County employees, and their families, have embraced these wellness goals and this award reflects their commitment to the program.”

“We congratulate Union County for their efforts to make workplace health a top priority for their organization and their team members. Each year, it’s our privilege at Springbuk to recognize the best of the best in corporate health through the Healthiest Employers® awards program. Across the nation, we’re encouraged by the tremendous efforts of corporate health leaders proactively investing in the wellbeing of their employee population,” said Rod Reasen, Co-founder and CEO of Springbuk.

About Union County

Union County is the fastest growing county in Ohio, and features numerous development efforts, technological advancements, and other opportunities for professional and personal growth. Union County offers residents and corporate citizens a full range of government services that contribute to exceptional community living. As an employer, we consider our employees to be our greatest asset and we strive to improve the quality of lives of each employee as well as their families.

About Springbuk and Healthiest Employers®:

Springbuk is a health intelligence platform that empowers everyone in an employer’s health ecosystem to glean actionable insights to improve their population’s wellbeing and contain claims costs. Each year, Springbuk administers the Healthiest Employers® awards program across the US to honor the nation’s most dedicated employers in bettering their worksite health and wellness programs. To date, over 10,000 employers across 40+ US cities have participated in the awards program. Learn more at www.Springbuk.com and www.HealthiestEmployers.com.

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