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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Oct 5

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According to the 2015 Employer Health Benefits Surveyof 2,000 employers conducted bythe Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), with respect to Wellness Programs:

  • Eighty-one percent of large employers (200 or more workers) and 49% of small employers offer employees programs to help them stop smoking, lose weight, or make other lifestyle or behavioral changes.
  • Of firms offering health benefits and a wellness program, 38% of large firms and 15% of small firms offer employees a financial incentive to participate in or complete a wellness program.
  • Among large firms with an incentive to participate in or complete a wellness program, 27% of firms believe that incentives are “very effective” at encouraging employees to participate (Exhibit I).

http://kff.org/health-costs/press-release/employer-family-health-premiums-rise-4-percent-to-17545-in-2015-extending-a-decade-long-trend-of-relatively-moderate-increases/

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