For Immediate Release: October 2, 2018

SMUD Recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America®

SMUD was recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America at the Fitbit Captivate Conference in Chicago on September 20th. The winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming. Over 1,000 of America’s top wellness programs were evaluated for this award across the country.

SMUD ranked 10th for its performance across six key categories: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications, Programming and Interventions, and lastly, Reporting and Analytics. Applicants were evaluated with the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming. These organizations have achieved lasting success through a wide array of employee wellness initiatives and corporate wellness programs.

“We are proud to have been recognized for our commitment to employee wellness,” said SMUD CEO Arlen Orchard. “We continue to believe that healthy employees add to the vitality and productivity of our company, and we will continue to support programs that improve health and fitness, so we can better support our community and the people in it.”

By winning this award, SMUD is recognized as one of the best of the best in worksite health nationally. SMUD’s Corporate Wellness Program includes on and offsite discounted gym memberships; group fitness classes; health assessment program; employee blood drives; company sponsored races; injury prevention workshops; weight loss support groups and more.

The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award culminates the conclusion of the year-long wellness awards program that Healthiest Employers hosts in over 40 cities across the United States. Each of the winning companies is considered an exemplary leader for the effectiveness of their population health and wellness initiatives.

“This year’s winners comprise our strongest class of healthy workplaces since we launched the program nine years ago,” said Rod Reasen, co-founder of the Healthiest Employers Award Program and Springbuk. “This year’s Healthiest 100 Workplaces include organizations as small as 19 full-time employees and as large as over 150,000 employees. They span nearly every industry, size, geography and include both private and public organizations.”

About SMUD

As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned, not-for-profit, electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 70 years to Sacramento County and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD’s power mix is about 50 percent non-carbon emitting. For more information, visit


About Springbuk, Inc.

Springbuk is a health intelligence software that empowers everyone in an employer’s health ecosystem to glean actionable insights to improve their population’s wellbeing and contain claims costs. Their software is leveraged by employers, insurance brokers, onsite clinics, Third-Party Administrators, and wellness vendors to identify avoidable medical and Rx spend. These insights allow every stakeholder to make smarter decisions regarding the health of their employee populations. Each year, Springbuk administers the Healthiest Employers® Award Program across the U.S. to honor the nation’s most dedicated employers in bettering their worksite health and wellness programs. Learn more at