The 8 Companies With The Best Wellness Perks

We love any business that empowers people to live healthier, happier lives. These companies  win our top marks for creative perks ranging from wellness coaching to vacay vouchers.

1. Airbnb

The company that helps would-be hosts rent their homes offers employees a generous vacation policy and a $ 500 credit per quarter for Airbnb listings anywhere in the world.

2. Facebook

Perks include adoption and surrogacy help, cash for newborn expenses, four months of new-parent leave (which can be used anytime in the first year), and breast feeding classes.

3. Google

The gold standard in office perks (free healthy food, exercise classes), the tech behemoth offers backup child care…and lets employees bring their dogs to Fido-friendly offices.

4. Kaiser Permanente

Second-to-none health care benefits include wellness coaching and affordable coverage for employees’ families (domestic partners, too)—and, in some cases, even for parents.

5. Nike

In addition to world-class tracks and trails, an indoor rock wall, a lap pool and a sand volleyball court, HQ employees in Beaverton, Oregon, enjoy 26 sports leagues (soccer, anyone?).

6. Starbucks

The java giant gets props for extending health coverage, life insurance, and personalized on-call benefits support even to baristas (if they work 20 hours a week).

7. Whole Foods Market

Employees can enjoy the healthy eats they sell at a discount of up to 30 percent. They can also take unpaid sabbaticals after 6,000 hours of work.

8. Zappos

The Las Vegas–based e-tailer gives staffers free generic prescriptions, gratis primary medical care and access to an EnergyPod ergonomic napping chair.

SELF – Culture