Results of the American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced and Apex Benefits achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
Since 2017, Apex has held the Bronze recognition; this is our first year receiving Silver recognition and is the result of ongoing enhancements in our wellness programs.
The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs.
More than 1000 companies completed the Index assessment in 2018 and, of those companies, 75% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition.
The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. Companies recognized at the Silver level have achieved an Index score of 130 – 174 out of a maximum 217 points.