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.
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
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.
High participation can be achieved regardless of industry, company size and geographic concentration according to analysis from The Vitality Group
Working while sick costs employers billions in lost productivity
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
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.