Detroit Free Press Names Meridian Health Plan a Winner of the State of Michigan 2015 Top Workplaces Award

Nov 25, 2015, 08:00 ET from Meridian Health Plan

DETROIT, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health Plan has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Detroit Free Press. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."

The Detroit Free Press has named Meridian Health Plan a Top Workplace in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and now, in 2015. This year, Meridian was ranked #11 in the large business category, moving up from the #25 spot in 2014.

"Winning this award five years in a row shows how our hard working and dedicated Meridian family members are inspired by putting our members' healthcare needs first and foremost. This company has been expanding exponentially, and we honestly would not have won this award without the input of the passionate people who come to work, every day, to care for others," said Jon Cotton, Meridian Health Plan President and COO.

About Meridian Health Plan
Meridian Health Plan is a family-owned, family-operated health plan with extensive experience in its subsidiary operations in Michigan, Illinois and Iowa. Meridian's affiliates include Medicaid and Medicare health plans and prescription drug plans, a commercial plan available through the Health Insurance Marketplace and MeridianRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Management company. Meridian Health Plan currently serves more than 750,000 members. For more information, visit

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.


SOURCE Meridian Health Plan