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.



Taking a Strategic Approach to Incentives

In the past few years, employers have learned a lot about the best (and worst) ways to deliver wellness programs that improve employee health, productivity, satisfaction and retention. Using wellness incentives to drive program adoption and ongoing engagement has been a very popular technique, but it can be tricky. There

The Psychology of Rewards: Five Ways to Maximize Your Incentives Budget to Improve Health

The goal of any employer-sponsored health initiative is to improve health while reducing health care costs. However, these initiatives do little good if employees don’t participate. Incentives – and, in particular, financial incentives – are a powerful tool to help drive health program adoption.

Prevention Delivers Value

Americans spend twice as much on health care as citizens of other developed countries, with chronic diseases dominating health care costs. In fact, 86 percent of U.S. health care costs are attributed to chronic disease. In the health care field, we continue to discuss how our system is shifting to

EEOC Harmonizing ADA Rules and ACA Wellness Incentives

On April 20, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a “Notice of Proposed Rule Making” (NPRM). Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted by June 19, 2015.

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


Being a Savvy Health Care Consumer Pays with New PriorityRewards

Members of a Michigan health insurance company are being rewarded for making informed decisions about their care. PriorityRewards, from Priority Health, is an incentive program that rewards people up to $200 for choosing a fair-priced medical procedure through the company’s cost estimating tool.

Businessolver's HealthTracker Connects Wellness Activity to Insurance-Based Financial Incentives

Businessolver introduces HealthTracker, wellness administration technology built into its proprietary Benefitsolver benefits technology software.

Study: Companies Spending More on Corporate Wellness But Employees Leaving Millions on the Table

Employers are expanding their corporate health improvement and wellness programs to improve employee health and create a more positive workplace culture.

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.

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