To address rising health care costs, many employers are trying out new programs that offer incentives to workers who maintain healthy lifestyles.
Such programs typically give discounts on premiums or other financial incentives to workers who fill out health questionnaires, obtain preventive screenings or participate in weight-loss programs.
In a California Healthline Special Report by Kelly Wilkinson, experts discussed factors contributing to the growing trend of wellness incentive programs.
The Special Report includes comments from:
- Tom Hubbard, senior program director for the New England Healthcare Institute;
- Steven Noeldner, a partner at Mercer Health & Benefits; and
- Joe Woods, CEO of HumanaVitality (Wilkinson, California Healthline, 11/16).
The complete transcript of this Special Report is available as a PDF.