Congratulations to the GBCA Members that were named 2019 Healthiest Employers by the Philadelphia Business Journal!


Extra Small Companies (2-99 Employees):

The Safegard Group Inc. (Highest Rated)

The Safegard Group, Inc. is a full-service insurance broker and risk management consulting firm. Safegard was founded in 1994 by Robert V. Donato III and is headquartered in Media.

U.S. employees: 58
Philadelphia-area employees: 58

What is something new you tried this year? This year, we have expanded our personal trainer offering. We previously offered the personal trainer for 2 days per week but with the increase in usage and satisfaction we decided to offer the personal trainer four days per week starting Jan. 1.

What makes your wellness program stand out? At Safegard, we invest heavily in our employees financially and in their well-being. By providing an on-site personal trainer, we are able to help our employees maintain a healthy lifestyle and get them professional recommendations for their eating habits and activities outside of the office. We also pay 100% of medical/dental/vision benefits for all employees that need them even as healthcare costs continue to rise.

What statistic best captures the success of your wellness program in the past 12 months? Even at our size, with self-funding we are able to capture our overall claims spending trends. With the decrease in claims spending over the past few years while increasing participation in our medical plan, it is clear we improving the overall health of our employee population through our wellness efforts.


Small Companies (100-499 Employees):

Conner Strong & Buckelew

Conner Strong & Buckelew is among America’s largest insurance brokerage, employee benefits and risk management consulting firms. Its roots trace back to 1959. The company has 8 offices and clients in all 50 states.

U.S. employees: 397
Philadelphia-area employees: 397

What specific element of your program is moving the needle for your wellness program today? Our benepoint platform is designed so employees can receive substantial incentive credits to reduce their medical and RX contributions by participating in a biometric screening and getting an annual physical from their PCP. By taking these simply steps but important steps, employees can save up to $2,880 per family per year if they complete both components. We are proud to say that 98% of our employees receive the credits.


Medium Companies (500-1,499 Employees):


Cozen O’Connor (Highest Rated)

Cozen O’Connor has widely recognized national practices in litigation, corporate, intellectual property, real estate, insurance and labor and employment. The firm has 27 offices in the U.S. and one in London.

U.S. employees: 1,450
Philadelphia-area employees: 567

What is something new you tried this year? In 2018, in addition to completion of a personal health assessment, biometric screening and a coaching session, the wellness program required attendance at an annual physical. The purpose was to drive employees to be engaged with their primary care physicians and initiate a dialogue regarding their “numbers.” Participation increased 30 percent in 2018 over prior years.

What makes your wellness plan stand out? In August of each year, we have a four-hour roundtable session with all of our vendors to wrap each of their offerings into a well-rounded plan for the upcoming calendar year. The attendees supporting our program include our Wellness provider, our broker, medical provider, on site nutritionist provider, EAP, a rep from the American Cancer Society and others. The cohesion of this group makes it possible for employees to receive the best support and education.

What specific element of your program is moving the needle for your wellness program today? Our coaching services seem to be having a positive impact not only on members with a propensity to engage and discuss their health, but also with traditionally less-engaged groups. We’ve also seen enthusiasm and increased participation surrounding a nutrition boot camp program we’ve been featuring. This program was especially popular among cohort members who decreased their high condition risks.


Large Companies (1,500-4,999 Employees):

Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP is a national law firm with over 900 attorneys and 27 offices coast to coast. The Firm has been serving clients for more than a century providing a full range of legal services to public and private companies.

U.S. employees: 1,899
Philadelphia-area employees: 394

What makes your wellness program stand out? The firm’s wellness program, Fox Fit & Well, helps participants undertake specific wellness goals and develop them into individual wellness steps and action plans. Per our wellness program’s mission statement, the goal is for all firm employees to maintain a healthy status and to continue to foster a firm-wide culture of wellness. Fox Fit & Well brings an array of dynamic programs to firm attorneys and staff, including the distribution of Fitbit Zips to employees who participate in the Vitality program. Participants earn Vitality points for walking various distances, which can then be redeemed for incentive gifts such as Amazon and other gift cards.



With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S., CBIZ delivers financial and benefits and insurance services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individuals.

U.S. employees: 4,722
Philadelphia-area employees: 363

What statistic best captures the success of your wellness program in the past 12 months? Plan participants who are using all the tools provided by our health care and pharmacy providers, and fully engaged in our wellness program, are costing CBIZ less: in-patient admissions are down 56.5% per 1000 claimants; this group shows a 38.4% decrease in ER visits and almost a 51% decrease in our ‘per member per month’ costs.


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About the Philadelphia Business Journal Healthiest Employers:

The Philadelphia Business Journal partners with national company Springbuk to evaluate and assess the companies nominated for the Healthiest Employers program. Employers were Here are the six values used to judge each company:

  • Vision: Clearly understands the challenges and opportunities which differentiate its workplace, workforce and industry and has identified the attributes that set its corporate wellness initiatives apart and above.
  • Culture/Engagement: Engages the hearts, minds and bodies of employees to address and affect wellbeing. “Walks the talk” in every respect of workplace culture, including working conditions and organizational practices.
  • Learning: Employer is a learning-minded organization that demonstrates a track record of continuous improvement leading to increasingly successful and repeatable employee wellness outcomes.
  • Expertise: Seeks out wellness professionals who balance subject-matter expertise with emotional intelligence and a deep understanding of behavior and motivation. Develops the internal know-how to execute on organizational vision.
  • Metrics: Employer clearly understands and defines the strategic value of wellness to the overall organization. Measures success and makes adjustments as needed to sustain and improve results.
  • Technology: Maintains awareness of tools and technologies, and understands how to match them to organizational needs. Deploys the most suitable technologies to direct and manage corporate wellness initiatives.