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The Health Incentive community showcases the latest news and innovative trends employers use to reward their employee population to participate in a wellness program or for making healthier lifestyle choices.



To Improve Workplace Wellness, Help Your Employees Become Better Shoppers

The reasons for ensuring a healthy workforce seem clear enough: Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s also good for the bottom line. Employees who engage actively in effective wellness plans are more productive, recover faster and miss less work. Moreover, a focus on wellness helps drive

The Seven Key Principles of Health Behavior Change (and How Technology Empowers Them)

I first cut my teeth as a wellness program coordinator during my internship at the Mattel toy company. It was truly the dark ages. No Web. No smartphones. No social media. We scanned HRA questionnaires through optical readers and gave out printed reports. We delivered classroom educational programs and one-one-one

The Tech-Driven Revolution in Employee Health Management

Across the board, if you’re interested in something, there’s probably an app for it. And if there isn’t, there soon will be. Technology is exploding throughout every industry, including health care. The last few years have debuted an incredible amount of new health-care related technology, especially when it comes to

Points in Wellness: What’s the Point?

Points are all the rage. Wellness is all about giving out points these days for pretty much everything ,because the goal is to “gamify” health. Sign up for a service. Get points. Share with a friend. Get points. Submit this questionnaire. Get points. Like a friend’s activity. Get points. Points

Blog Posts


This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: The Private Exchange Effect

07/22/2014 - Private exchanges are coming, but how will the transition affect the various stakeholders in employee...


Get to Know the Types of Private Exchange Models

07/22/2014 - When it comes to making an important decision, a significant investment or even beginning a...


This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Health Advocacy, Onsite Clinics and Wellness

07/16/2014 - On this week's program, your hosts Brent Macy and Doug Field will be exploring issues...


This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Choosing the Right Health Plan, Health Account Administration and Private Exchanges

07/09/2014 - We hope all of our listeners and supporters had a fun and safe July 4...


Press Releases


Employers Increasingly Adopting Wellness Incentives During Open Enrollment for 2015

Few employers plan to eliminate or make major changes in their health care benefits in the near future -- but changes are inevitable, especially the growth of wellness programs designed to address worker risks and behaviors, which drive chronic conditions, and account for a large

Buck Consultants Introduces First Incentive-based Financial Wellness Program for Employees

Buck Consultants at Xerox is launching SavIncent -- a pioneering, new financial wellness program that improves employees' financial health and retirement readiness. It uses monetary incentives to reward workers' financial improvement activities -- much the same way many workers are already being rewarded for their

EveryMove Taps Wearable Technology Trend to Make Fitness Part of Workplace Culture

Seattle-Based Startup Launches Workplace Wellness Program Linking 150 Wearable Devices and Fitness Apps Into a Platform Where Employees Can Track Activity, Encourage Each Other and Get Rewards

White Papers


Challenging the Corporate Wellness ROI Myth

In the past decade, corporations have implemented several different cost‐cutting measures and wellness initiatives: premium differentials, higher deductibles, wellness coaching, disease management, onsite clinics, HRAs and education. Still it has been an uphill and largely losing battle to measure the results of these programs. Many

Guidance for a Employer-sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-based Incentives

This Consensus Statement was prepared by a Joint Committee of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), American Cancer Society (ACS) and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN), American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association (AHA). This

Rising Acceptance Among U.S. Companies Reward-Driven Wellness Programs

Reward-driven wellness programs are emerging as one of the most flexible and effective approaches to curb exploding health care costs.

IHC Radio


HealthCare Consumerism Radio Discusses Supplemental Health Benefits

Podcast 2/24/2012: HealthCare Consumerism Radio discusses supplemental health benefits ... Listen


Sam Shallenberger, CFO of RJ Young, and his broker Alex Tolbert, Founder of Bernard Health

Podcast 6/1/2012: Interview with Sam Shallenberger, CFO of RJ Young, and his broker Alex Tolbert, Founder of Bernard Health. ... Listen


Creating a Well-Oiled Machine With a Wellness Program

Podcast 5/11/2012: Creating a Well-Oiled Machine With a Wellness Program ... Listen

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