Health Incentives

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 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

Hey Wellness, Lighten Up!

Wellness needs to lighten up. It is too heavy as a category and sadly is misaligned with the very individuals it is trying to impact: consumers (yes, employees are consumers). Layer on that it is delivered top down from an employer solely to their employees and it is heavier.

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


Financial Incentives, Communications and Culture Key to Successful Workplace Wellness Programs

High participation can be achieved regardless of industry, company size and geographic concentration according to analysis from The Vitality Group

Provant Spotlights 'Presenteeism' Problem

Working while sick costs employers billions in lost productivity

New Tools and Incentives Available for Horizon BCBS of New Jersey Members to Stay Healthy

Everyone wants to be active and stay healthy, but it’s not always easy to get started and stay motivated. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey members have new online tools, with financial incentives to encourage them to start and continue a program to

White Papers


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


ObamaCare: The Decision Part I

Podcast 6/29/2012: ObamaCare: The Decision Part I ... Listen


Encore Presentation of ObamaCare: The Decision Part I

Podcast 7/6/2012: Encore presentation of HealthCare Consumerism Radio - ObamaCare: The Decision Part I ... Listen


Roundtable Discussion on Supreme Court's Ruling of Health Care Law - The Decision Part II

Podcast 7/13/2012: A Roundtable discussion on Supreme Court's Ruling of Health Care Law - ObamaCare: The Decision Part II ... Listen

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