Health Care Attitudes: Is Your Industry Healthy?

Last year, Providence Business News in Rhode Island “announced the winners of its newest event, Healthiest Employers, which recognizes companies–large and small–that have health and wellness initiatives and believe in encouraging employees to adapt healthy lifestyles.”

Oddly enough, about 40% of the 28 winning companies were in health-related fields, from insurance to preventive care. A similar top-20 list by the Kansas City Business Journal featured a rehabilitation center, an insurance broker, a medical center and a hospital–20% of the total winners.

Now maybe companies in the healthcare and insurance industries have a greater commitment than most companies to employee health. (Or maybe they are just more aware of health-related contests!)

How would you rate your industry for its attitude toward employee health? Take the poll on LinkedIn at Let’s Talk Health Care or leave your comments here.

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at and Let’s Talk Health Care.