What’s Next for Wellness Incentive Programs?
Published on June 2nd, 2015
Wellness of the workforce is of significant interest to employers and health insurance plans for a variety of reasons – most notably, the need to control healthcare costs.
However, today more than 70% of healthcare expenses result from preventable, manageable causes. As a result, an increasing number of employers have implemented wellness programs to influence desired behaviors and outcomes.
For those who seek to increase wellness and encourage healthy choices, incentives have their greatest opportunity to influence behavior. The most effective wellness programs reward desired behaviors with economic incentives that are conveniently delivered to participants.
From outcomes-based incentives tied to biometric readings, to earned rewards tracked from wearables, to cash incentives for testing, to competitions, gamification and beyond – join us as we review the latest trends and what’s next for wellness incentive programs.