Human Resources News & Insights

Make this threat … and watch wellness participation climb

Of course you don’t want to rule with an iron fist, but hear this idea out. 

EEOC finally issues wellness rules: 8 things employers will want to know

It took a while, but employers finally have some sold guidance on how to design their wellness program incentives so they don’t violate the ADA.

4 common ways companies misuse employee incentive programs

When employee incentives are used correctly, they can have a substantially positive impact on the entire workforce. 

Fewer CEOs collecting bonuses, incentives, perks

Companies are getting stingier when it comes to offering CEOs juicy benefits.

Gambling? A better way to kick-start wellness

Getting health plan participants to take the first step toward improving their health is often a daunting task for plan sponsors. Standard financial incentives don’t always work. But a new study has found another carrot that may help.

Wellness: Use of incentives (and penalties) climbing – because they work

Between 2009 and 2011, the use of financial rewards in health management programs increased by 50%. Meanwhile, the use of penalties increased by more than 100%, according to a new study.

Use of wellness penalties growing: 2 ways to keep ’em legal

Wellness programs are “in” for employers – and so are penalties for workers who make unhealthy choices.

EEOC clarifies stance on using medical history in wellness programs

Many companies have been operating wellness programs under the belief that when a participant’s medical history is used, no incentives/penalties can be tied to the program. Now the feds are saying that’s not the case.

Carrots or sticks? What’s winning to change health habits

What is the biggest hurdle employers have to clear to accomplish their healthcare benefits goals?

Employers upping the ante on wellness incentives

It’s been proven time and again: Wellness programs with high participation rates achieve significant cost savings. But few companies are reaching the participation levels they need, so they’re bringing out the big guns.