Your Company Wants to Make You Healthy

With companies facing ever higher health care costs, employers are taking action to make sure their employees take responsibility for their own health. Nearly 90% of employers now offer wellness incentives, such as cash rewards. AON health & wellness consultant, Stephanie Pronk, says, "Incentives themselves are not the silver bullet. It's really important to change up

Spreading the Health

With companies facing ever higher health care costs, employers are taking action to make sure their employees take responsibility for their own health. Nearly 90% of employers now offer wellness incentives, such as cash rewards. AON health & wellness consultant, Stephanie Pronk, says, "Incentives themselves are not the silver bullet. It's really important to change up the incentive design and keep people on their toes." Read on for a look at the pros and cons of the most popular corporate wellness programs today, along with the different approaches to engaging employees– whether through incentives or by penalizing employees who don't take care of themselves.

The Wall Street Journal, 4/9/2013

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