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Incentives

The use of financial incentives to improve employee participation in health and well-being programs has become nearly ubiquitous among employers. In 2016, almost three-quarters of employers offered financial incentives.

Research shows incentives can effectively drive participation in one-time, simple tasks such as participating in health assessments (HA) or biometric screenings. However, incentives may have limited impact for more complex behavior change. For this reason, as well as the complex regulations surrounding incentive use, nearly 90% of employers are re-thinking their philosophy and approach to incentives.

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Financial Incentives for Healthy Lifestyles: Who's Doing It, What's Legal and Where's the Evidence? Financial Incentives for Healthy Lifestyles: Who's Doing It, What's Legal and Where's the Evidence?
Toolkit with information about how to offer financial incentives while complying with the law, evidence of what incentives appear to be most effective and examples of companies with successful approaches.

EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Design Strategies and Examples for 2017 EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Design Strategies and Examples for 2017
Provides examples of common incentive designs and discusses whether or not they comply with the existing and new wellness incentive regulations.

Moving from Wellness to Wellbeing Moving from Wellness to Wellbeing
Annual survey results that look at the types of programs employers are offering to improve employee well-being, the challenges they have faced and how they have leveraged incentives to engage employees.

 

 

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Workforce Strategy 2018
Our annual conference is the best source of leading-edge content, high powered networking and up-to-the-minute sharing of new ideas and best practices for large employers focused on well-being, productivity and workforce strategy.

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Connect with wellness and incentives service providers and learn about clients they work with.

Designing Incentives to Discourage Tobacco Use
Provides input on the various types and values of tobacco-related incentives, the definitions of tobacco used by employers, as well as the methods employers use for identifying tobacco use.

What Motivates Employees to Improve their Health and Well-being
Survey results look at what factors are most influential in motivating employees to improve their overall well-being.

 

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