Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019
2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #2: Gilbane Building Co.
CEO (or equivalent): Michael E. McKelvy, CEO and president
Number of employees: 2,740
WELLNESS GOES BEYOND the physical at Providence-based construction and real estate development firm Gilbane Building Co. The company takes a holistic approach to health, focused on improving employees’ and their families’ mental, financial, occupational and physical health.
Gilbane adopted the Virgin Pulse wellness platform in 2018. It allows employees to improve their health daily through programs focused on sleep, mindfulness, nutrition, safety and financial wellness. They can also create competitions with other employees and with friends and families to track things such as steps taken.
Gilbane also offers financial incentives for employees living healthy lifestyles. If staff members and their spouses participate in biometric screenings and abstain from smoking, they receive a discount on medical premiums. Of the company’s 2,740 employees, 76% earned discounts last year, the company’s highest completion rate ever. Other incentives include reimbursements for gym memberships and fitness equipment purchases. Employees can also earn Virgin Pulse “Pulse Cash” that can be spent on apparel and other merchandise.
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