San Diego, CA/September 30, 2011—ACI Specialty Benefits captures 2nd place as “San Diego’s Healthiest Company” for 2011. In this annual award by the San Diego Business Journal, a panel of industry experts ranked ACI Specialty Benefits 2nd out of 55 businesses selected as finalists.
As the first specialty benefits corporation and longtime wellness leader, ACI makes employee health and well-being a priority. “The investment in wellness has certainly paid off at ACI as employees have lost hundreds of pounds during Biggest Loser competitions, reported less stress after attending ACI’s free yoga classes, and stay committed because they appreciate the working environment ACI has created,” explains Dr. Ann Clark, CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits.
ACI has been helping clients create healthier workforces and reduce healthcare costs with its award-winning AppleCore Wellness program since 2005. ACI plans to unveil its new CORE wellness platform in 2012 with state-of-the-art technological features that give employees easy access to all the tools, information and motivation needed to make healthy choices.
Located in the heart of Sorrento Valley, ACI’s headquarters includes an on-site fully-equipped Yoga and Pilates studio, with free weekly Yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes. ACI employees also enjoy regular breaks in the onsite “zen room” complete with massage chair, relaxing music, and lavender eye bags.
ACI Specialty Benefits has conducted hugely successful all-employee wellness challenges from the “Biggest Loser Challenge” to the “Wellness Warriors.” These competitions have led to double-digit weight loss totals for a number of employees, and have utilized incentives to reward participants on a team and individual level.