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 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.
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In recent years, we’ve seen more companies spend more incentive dollars to help nudge more of their employee populations toward healthy behaviors through wellness programs.
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 introduces HealthTracker, wellness administration technology built into its proprietary Benefitsolver benefits technology software.
Employers are expanding their corporate health improvement and wellness programs to improve employee health and create a more positive workplace culture.
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
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Reward-driven wellness programs are emerging as one of the most flexible and effective approaches to curb exploding health care costs.