As the first specialty benefits corporation and longtime wellness leader, ACI makes employee health and well-being a priority. “With a mission to help our clients build a workforce of healthy bodies and healthy minds, it only makes sense to apply our expertise internally to truly practice what we preach,” 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 wellness program since 2005. This program evolved into CORE Wellness in 2010, incorporating a platform to give employees easy access to online tracking tools, health coaching, and personalized information to make getting healthy easy.
Located in the heart of Sorrento Valley, ACI’s headquarters includes an onsite fully-equipped Yoga and Pilates studio, with free weekly Yoga 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,” all accessible through the CORE Wellness online platform. A number of employees have achieved double-digit weight loss goals, quit smoking, and started exercising as a result of ACI’s workplace wellness initiatives.
Other winners included Nick Macchione with County of San Diego for Exemplary Work as an Individual, fitness pioneer Debora Szekely for the Lifetime Achievement Award, and ViaSat Inc. for the Large Business category.