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Wellness Plan Incentives Drive Engagement

April 13, 2015 | Leave a Comment

More and more employers are realizing the value of company wellness programs.  If implemented properly, the result should be a happier, healthier, and more productive work force.  Unfortunately, what motivates some employees to engage in a wellness program may not encourage others. Research has shown that age,  income level, and the overall current health of the employees can have an effect on participation.  Wellness plans should be tailored to the demographics of the employer’s work force, offering a variety of different programs designed to incentivize the broad spectrum of employees and their individual needs and goals.  Programs that appear too complicated, incorporate penalties, or require goals seeming unrealistic will be met with indifference and poor participation.  The ultimate objective is twofold; healthy employees and lower medical insurance premiums.  Employers should focus on keeping  it fun, interesting, and motivating; using the carrot approach as opposed to the stick. To read more about this topic click here.

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