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The EmblemHealth family of companies employee recognition program, BRAVO!, creates a culture of recognition that inspires success, drives collaboration, and ensures employees feel valued.

Farmington, CT – May 12, 2023 – The EmblemHealth family of companies – including Connecticut-based ConnectiCare and WellSpark – have been recognized as a recipient of Workhuman’s 2023 Accelerate Award for the success of its employee recognition program, BRAVO!. The organization was recognized for this achievement during Workhuman’s industry-leading conference, Workhuman Live, which took place April 17 through April 20 in San Diego, California.

The EmblemHealth family of companies includes EmblemHealth, one of America’s largest not-for-profit health insurers, and ConnectiCare, a leading health plan in Connecticut. The family of companies also includes medical practices AdvantageCare Physicians and BronxDocs, occupational health clinic EmblemHealth Health@Work, and EmblemHealth Family Dental as well as WellSpark Health, a barrier-breaking wellbeing company.

Workhuman’s Accelerate Award is given to the companies with the best social recognition program launches. Recipients of this award demonstrate best practices to deliver an integrated, values-based, robust launch to drive their program forward. The EmblemHealth family of companies launched its employee recognition program in April of 2022. One year later, 69 percent of managers have nominated their employees for an award through BRAVO! and 84 percent of employees have utilized the program to recognize their colleagues.

“At EmblemHealth, recognition is key to our company culture,” said Bill Voigt, Chief Human Resources Officer, EmblemHealth. “Our employee recognition program, BRAVO!, is a testament to our commitment to ensuring employees feel valued for their contributions, feel inspired to succeed, and live out the values of our organization.”

“Recognition is a powerful tool that can be used to encourage and motivate our employees to perform at their best,” said Adele Balboni, Director Total Rewards and Wellness, EmblemHealth. “Recognition programs, like BRAVO!, take time and diligence to implement. I am honored to accept this award in recognition of our continued efforts to make employees feel valued for their work.”

“Fostering an inclusive, engaging company culture that unites employees is top priority for business leaders across the globe, and organizations like EmblemHealth are setting an outstanding example of what employee experience should be. We at Workhuman are proud to recognize the team with the Accelerate Award for their outstanding recognition program launch,” said Zoe Peterson-Ward, Chief Customer Officer, Workhuman.

Driving a more human-centric workplace can foster inclusivity, engagement, and wellbeing. With a socially connected employee recognition solution powered by Workhuman’s secure, SaaS platform, EmblemHealth is helping to create a supportive workplace where employees can thrive.


About ConnectiCare

ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. ConnectiCare has been dedicated to making Connecticut a healthier place to live and work since the company was founded in 1981. ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals, and those who are Medicare-eligible and leads the individual market in the state. ConnectiCare subsidiary, WellSpark Health, is a national wellbeing, disease prevention and management company. ConnectiCare is part of the EmblemHealth family of companies. For more information, visit


About WellSpark

WellSpark Health, a leading wellbeing, disease prevention and management company, delivers a full suite of customized programs designed to support the modern workforce in achieving their personal well. Working with WellSpark, employers create a culture of health motivating employees to engagement and enduring change. This ultimately leads to mitigating future healthcare costs, improving productivity and engagement, and reducing absenteeism. Based in Connecticut, WellSpark serves public and private sector employers throughout the United States. WellSpark is part of the EmblemHealth family of companies. For more information, visit