Should You Link Cost to Wellness?


Linking healthcare benefits to an employee’s participation in a wellness program might seem rational — it’s an incentive to get healthy and it helps lower cost — but a recent study conducted by the National Business Group on Health reveals that employees aren’t on board.

“Employees oppose the linking of their health plan to wellness program participation, with 62% opposing charging employees more for health coverage if they do not participate in wellness programs.”

Interestingly, a majority of employees favor rewards for meeting health goals, but a minority, only 29 percent, favor charging employee’s who don’t meet health goals more for coverage.

Read more at Employee Benefit News.


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