Alberta Blue Cross to reward wellness
Alberta Blue Cross has launched a program that promotes wellness by rewarding its customers for living healthy lives. It allows Alberta Blue Cross plan members to complete health risk assessments and learning modules that deal with health issues such as high blood pressure, alcohol consumption, diet, and mental health. As they […]
Warren County uses billboards, cash reward to fight heroin epidemic
A new billboard offers cold, hard cash in the name of catching heroin traffickers.
The billboard along State Route 48 encourages tips and text messages to combat the still-growing epidemic.
Can a carrot get you to exercise more or quit smoking? Public health and Bay Street are betting on it
As the backer of a new social venture — an app fittingly named Carrot Rewards — the federal government is betting on yes. And so is a less likely player in the world of social entrepreneurship: Bay […]
Manulife partners with Vitality to reward healthy living
Manulife Financial Corporation has reached an agreement in Canada with The Vitality Group (Vitality) to introduce life insurance that rewards people for healthy living.
The partnership will be first launched within Manulife’s term insurance solutions before it is expended to other product lines over time. It includes financial protection, opportunities to save on insurance premiums, […]
Ford launches health app challenge for wellness on the road
Ford Motor Co. and Henry Ford Health System have launched the Connected Health App Challenge that will reward employees who develop smartphone apps, wearable devices or in-vehicle systems to extend healthcare to the confines of a car. The ideal designs will increase communication between patients and providers […]
Survey results also showed that while co-pay discount programs sponsored by pharmaceutical companies are important in promoting adherence, rewards programs rank equally in the minds of physicians.
“In ranking the importance of medication adherence to outcomes on a scale from one to ten, with ten being ‘extremely important,’ 96 percent of respondents put it at an […]
The Affordable Care Act is about to test how well people respond to economic incentives.
About 3.5 million Americans who are uninsured today could get health coverage in 2016 for less than what they’ll pay in penalties under the ACA, according to a new analysis.
That’s because the Affordable Care Act’s fines for skipping health insurance will rise next year. On […]
Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health and Wellness Challenge winner receives a trip to Hawaii
As part of the community-wide initiative, participants were challenged to integrate physical activity and good nutrition into their daily lives. They responded by logging at least 10,170 hours of physical activity, while consuming 145,935 servings of fruits and vegetables and 239,440 […]
According to a recent survey:
Employers offer their workers a range of annual wellness incentives, worth an average of $880
Employees collect only $365 of their available wellness incentives, on average
Two-fifths of all employees don’t earn any wellness incentives whatsoever
Source: U.S. Employers Struggle to Engage Employees in Health and Well-Being Programs,” Towers Watson Press Release, November 19, […]Read more
A medical specialist and motivational speaker today called on Putrajaya to offer bonuses and cash gifts to healthy Malaysians as a way to fight the new vaping fad.
Eye specialist Professor Dr Muhaya Mohamad told a Health Ministry forum on vaping here that the incentives should be given to those who maintain healthy body weights and […]