Employees’ Perks For Healthy Behavior Will Increase Next Year
Employers plan to further reward workers for healthy behavior -- such as quitting smoking or losing weight -- with lower insurance premiums or cash prizes, the Los Angeles Times reports. "In a September survey of 466 large to midsize employers by the professional services company Towers Watson, 65% of respondents said that for 2011 they'll increase incentives to take part in these programs. And 62% said that by 2012, instead of offering employees incentives to participate in wellness programs like in years past, they'll only pay up after they see demonstrated action and results" (Zamosky, 11/15).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.