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