Winning Programs

Congratulations to AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company and BP America for being the 2014 Koop Award winners. This year’s Koop Award winners and honorable mention were formally recognized at the 2014 HERO Forum.


2014 C. Everett Koop Award Brochure


AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company

AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company introduced the WellBody Program as its signature health and wellness initiative in the early 1990s. The program, designed using best practices that align with proven health and wellness models, provides employees, retirees, and family members with opportunities to support healthy lifestyles by maintaining or improving their health. The resulting culture of health has proven to be a foundational component of the program’s success. With strong management support, the WellBody Program offers an on-site wellness center, individual health coaching sessions, and access to registered dieticians and exercise instructors. More than 80 percent of employees participate in WellBody’s annual health screening and health coaching program. Over the past five years, this high level of engagement has been sustained, resulting in a significant overall health risk reduction of 9 percent. And an estimated return on investment (ROI) of $1.70 for every dollar spent.

BP America

With a primary focus on prevention, productivity, and safety, BP America launched its integrated BP Wellness Program in 2010. BP’s wellness program offers a variety of options for employees across the health spectrum, providing programs and facilities to help employees achieve their personal health goals. Components of BP’s comprehensive program include on-site biometric screenings and fitness facilities, disease and lifestyle management, access to healthy food choices at work, as well as a strong communications strategy. The BP Wellness Program has maintained outstanding participation rates, with over 91 percent of incentive-eligible employees and spouses participating in some aspect of the program every year since its introduction. BP employees’ overall health risks have been reduced by nearly 10 percent, far exceeding industry benchmarks. A rigorous analysis showed a cumulative return-on-investment (ROI) of $2.10 for every dollar spent over the program’s first three years.

Honorable Mentions

  • Lockton Companies—Vitality Wellness Program