Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full‐service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has been recognized as one of St. Louis’ Healthiest Employers of 2014, an awards program presented by the St. Louis Business Journal. Heffernan’s St. Louis branch was named a finalist in 2014 (100-499 employees).
Winning organizations provide the area’s top health and wellness programs to their employees and were honored for their commitment to employee health. Heffernan employees have access to one‐on‐one personalized fitness consultations, as well as programs focusing on issues that impact health, including tobacco cessation, stress management, and relaxation techniques. The company also encourages its employees to be active in the community by participating in various wellness activities and volunteer events.
“Employees continue to embody our culture and live by the Wellness@Work motto – Live well. Train hard. And give back,” says Brian Billhartz, managing senior vice president. Since starting the company wide wellness program in 2007, Heffernan has more than 70 percent employee engagement in the program and have lost more than 5,000 pounds.