According to the 2015 Employer Health Benefits Surveyof 2,000 employers conducted bythe Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), with respect to Biometric Screenings:
- Fifty percent of large firms and 13% of small firms offering health benefits ask or offer employee the opportunity to complete a biometric screening.
- Among large firms with biometric screening programs, 56% offer employees incentives to complete a biometric screening.
- Among firms with a biometric screening program and an incentive to complete it, 20% have a reward or penalty for meeting specified biometric outcomes such as achieving a target body mass index (BMI) or cholesterol level.
- The maximum financial value for meeting biometric outcomes ranges considerably across these firms: 16% have a maximum annual incentive of $150 or less and 28% have a maximum annual incentive of more than $1,000.