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Business Group on Health Honors Nielsen With Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Award

3 minute read | April 2024

Nielsen Also Cited for Excellence in Health Equity and Excellence in Global Health & Well-being  

TUCSON, Arizona, April 9, 2024 – Nielsen will be one of 54 employers honored today with the prestigious Business Group on Health Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Award for its outstanding commitment to advancing employee well-being through comprehensive and innovative benefits and initiatives.

The award, now in its 19th year, will be announced today in Tucson at the Business Group on Health 2024 Annual Conference.

Nielsen was also recognized for Excellence in Health Equity and Excellence in Global Health & Well-being. 

“This recognition is a testament to Nielsen’s efforts to meet employees wherever they may be in their health and well-being journey around the world,” said Tom Moran, Vice President, Global Benefits & Mobility, Nielsen. “We’re honored to receive this recognition but our work is far from done here.  We remain committed to listening to our employees and their needs in order to build innovative and fresh solutions across our pillars of well-being: Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social.”

Ellen Kelsay, Business Group on Health president and CEO, said, “I am delighted to honor each and every one of these 54 employers, which demonstrably enhanced the health and well-being of employees and their families through leading-edge initiatives. In addition, their novel and impactful approaches focused on critical workforce issues, such as mental health and health equity. We congratulate all the winners.”

The 2024 winners represent banking/financial services, health care, insurance, manufacturing, professional services, technology and utilities, among others. A full list of winners is available here.

The comprehensive award criteria assess applicants on their approaches to leadership, culture and well-being strategy; holistic well-being, including mental health, financial well-being, social connectedness, job satisfaction, flexibility and time away; engagement and the employee experience; health equity and social determinants; and metrics and evaluation. Companies have the option to apply based on their U.S. or global workforce populations.

“The 2024 awardees’ successes provide a roadmap for employers as they develop health and well-being strategies,” said Pamela Rich, Business Group vice president. “All of the winners deserve praise for having exemplary leadership.”

Some of the 54 employers received additional honors for excellence in Health Equity and Excellence in Global Health & Well-being. Some employers received multiple honors. 

The 13 winners that received additional recognition for Excellence in Health Equity were recognized for working to ensure that all employees had the opportunity to reach their full health potential, incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) into their health and well-being strategies. They engaged ERGs to inform health awareness and education campaigns; provided opportunities for employees to find health providers that matched their identity and culture; and assessed disparities in engagement with health and well-being offerings or health outcomes among different employee populations.

The nine employers that received additional recognition for Excellence in Global Health & Well-being deftly navigated challenges as they met the diverse needs of employees in multiple countries. They also demonstrated a commitment to equity with a set of standard benefits offered to their global workforces. Mental, physical, preventive and financial health offerings, as well as leave benefits, were most likely to be integrated into global consistency efforts.

About Business Group on Health

Business Group on Health is the leading non-profit organization representing large employers’ perspectives on optimizing workforce strategy through innovative health, benefits and well-being solutions and on health policy issues. The Business Group keeps its membership informed of leading-edge thinking and action on health care cost and delivery, financing, affordability and experience with the health care system. Business Group members include the majority of Fortune 100 companies, mid-sized companies, as well as large public-sector employers, which collectively provide health and well-being programs for more than 60 million individuals in 200 countries. For more information, visit

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