Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crowley Named One of Healthiest Companies in US

By Mark Edward Nero

Crowley Maritime Corp. has been named one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” by wellness management company Interactive Health.

Out of an eligible 1,400 groups, Crowley was one of 68 honorees from across the United States recognized for their efforts to prioritize employee wellness and create an ongoing culture of health. This is the first year Crowley has won the award.

The “Healthiest Companies in America” award is given to organizations across America that have achieved company-wide low health risk status while sustaining high employee participation in their wellness programs.

The selection process analyzes biometric screening results to choose winning organizations that demonstrated improved overall employee health across the following key health indicators: glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and tobacco usage.

Crowley’s wellness program, called “Live Well” offers tools, resources and benefits to keep employees and their families healthy, such as annual health evaluations, monthly newsletters, health interest groups and webinars, online health challenges, gym and weight loss reimbursement programs, healthier on-site food options and support for employee wellness activities.

“The ‘Live Well’ goal is to promote the health and wellness of our people by creating a work environment that nurtures all dimensions of wellness while heightening engagement, reinforcing healthy behaviors, increasing performance and controlling health care expenditures,” Crowley’s manager of employee programs, Katy Keene, said.