Crowley named one of healthiest companies in America for third straight year

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley Maritime Corp. has been recognized as one of the healthiest companies in America by Interactive Health, a national leader known for its personalized wellness solutions. Crowley is one of 154 companies across the country being recognized for helping employees make significant and sometimes life-saving changes to improve their health. This is the third year in a row Crowley has won the award.

With the help of strategic and flexible wellness initiatives, the award recipients have achieved participation rates in excess of 70 percent and a low-risk health score for their total population, based on rigorous and clinically sound health evaluations.

Over 1,550 Crowley employees and spouses participated in the Live Well health evaluation program in 2015, representing over 90 percent of eligible employees and a 33 percent increase since 2013.

With the company’s emphasis on wellness programs, their health improvements have outpaced the average trends among companies participating with Interactive Health. Crowley employees have continued reaching milestones:

• 89 percent of members scored in the healthy range in 2014, and remained healthy in 2015;
• 82 percent of members who scored in the moderate risk range in 2014 remained or improved in 2015;
• 44 percent of members with a health score in the high risk range in 2014 improved in 2015;
• The number of tobacco users continues to dramatically decrease — 83 participants have quit since 2013.

“Crowley’s employees continue to embrace wellness and health as part of their lives. From engaging in exercise to better diets, our workers have shown a commitment to lifestyles that have resulted in improved health for themselves and their families,” said Katy Keene, manager, employee programs.

As part of its wellness program, Crowley has supported community sports teams, including participation in soccer, flag football, softball and tennis. Employees participate in a weekly group for walking and running. For bike to work month, employees ride bikes to offices.

Crowley has a dedicated website that serves as the hub to promote company-wide wellness programs, such as health and nutritional challenges. The website also offers a health library, motivational e-cards and a monthly, wellness-focused newsletter. Each year Crowley provides on-site health evaluations and risk assessments and flu shots to employees, in addition to offering health coaching programs, weight management and gym reimbursement programs.

By Professional Mariner Staff