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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.



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


Incentives by Jiff Helps Employers Boost ObamaCare Efficiencies

HR departments work with Jiff to create employee health programs that motivate and reward employees and their family members year-round

HealthPrize Technologies Closes First Institutional Financing Round Led by Mansa Capital

With a proven track record in medication adherence and patient engagement, HealthPrize anticipates rapid growth and expansion into new markets

Onlife Health Teams Up with Validic to Integrate Over 50 Wearables and Devices to Track Wellness

Partnership aims to increase engagement among wellness program participants and improve health outcomes across client base

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


How Employers can Utilize Data Analytics to Design a Cost-saving Health Plan

Podcast 6/22/2012: How Employers can Utilize Data Analytics to Design a Cost-saving Health Plan ... Listen


Utilizing On-site and Off-site Health Care Clinics to Curb Rising Health Care Costs

Podcast 2/17/2012: Utilizing On-site and off-Site Health Care Clinics to Curb Rising Health Care Costs ... 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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