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A Look at Incentives and How They Impact Motivation

Susan Zbikowski - in Economics

The use of financial incentives to encourage employee participation in health and wellness programs has grown steadily in recent years, and is now the norm. Included in this year’s Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health employer survey was the finding…

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The Carrot or the Stick? How about the Retirement Plan!

Scott Pooch - in Economics

The success of a wellness program links directly to the level of engagement and participation of the employee population. For years, the debate has raged over how to drive greater utilization by using rewards (a carrot), or penalties (a stick) to motivate…

Wellness Programs under the ACA: What Employers Need to Know

Gary Cassidy - in News & Insights

Businesses clearly see the value in offering health and wellness plans. In fact, 80 percent of employers already offer health and wellness plans[i]. This begs an interesting question: If so many businesses see the value in these kinds of plans, why are only…

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The Reward in Risky Business

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

As I reflect on the excitement and growth of the 3rd Annual Employer Healthcare Congress, I think of a quote from one of our Keynote speakers, Bill Rancic,