According to the Sixth Annual Wellness in the Workplace Study conducted by the Optum Resource Center for Health & Well-being:
- The most prevalent incentive mechanisms include company contributions to HSAs, HRAs or HIAs (38%); health premium reductions (34%–jumping from 27% in the prior year survey); and gift cards (29%).
- Only 16% of employers use cash incentives
Optum’s study, based on responses of 545 employers that offer wellness programs of one kind or another. Most (60%) employers participating in the survey have at least 3,000 employees; 20% have between 100 and 2,999; and 20% have fewer than 100.