Based on analysis of all RedBrick Health employer clients with incentive plans from 10/1/2013 to
9/30/2014, 55% of eligible employees who took a health assessment engaged in additional health improvement activities such as live or virtual coaching, activity tracking or client-specific activities. Among the top quintile of performing clients, average engagement was 89 percent.
After many years of offering rewards programs, employers are increasing the financial investment they are making in wellness incentives with the aim of encouraging employees to improve their health. In Redbrick’s 2015 survey, they observed the following.
Employers are still allocating the majority of incentive dollars to up-front participation in health risk assessment and screening, rather than to activities designed […]
In 2014, Cigna distributed more than $80 million in rewards to Cigna group health plan customers who completed 1.6 million health goals. And in the first 8 months of 2015, Cigna customers have earned over $93 million in awards through their employer incentive programs by completing health goals.*
The infographic below highlights more of the key […]
Trumbull County commissioners have signed off on giving their 794 employees who use the county’s health insurance one month off from paying their 10 percent contribution to the plan.
The cost each month to an employee using the most popular family plan is $175.18. The cost for the most popular single plan is $63.82, according to […]
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
Walmart looks to take the one-stop-shopping concept to the next level by placing “health assessment” kiosks in its myriad chain of super-department stores. Patrons will not only be able to get their blood pressure checked but they can get biometric measurements of their weight, BMI and pulse. An on-screen questionnaire will cover every aspect of overall […]Read more
A “culture of health” is something that most employers desire — but often lack — for their workplace.
A poll by Optum, a health care technology consultancy, found that while 64 percent of large employers say that creating aculture of health (COH) in the workplace is a top priority, only 19 percent say they have succeeded […]
Domo, which makes business software, says it doesn’t have the resources to provide unlimited maternity leave, as some startups have done. Instead, Domo offers a month of fully paid leave, six weeks of two-thirds disability pay, $1,000 in cash and $2,000 in gift cards for maternity clothes. Fortune (10/22)Read more
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies wellness program “Fit for the Future,” is a wellness initiative that involves a holistic approach, hitting on social, mental, physical and soon to include financial approaches to better health. Highlights include:
The companies provide cash incentives for employees and their spouses who meet certain objectives on a monthly basis, amounting to […]Read more
SmartShopper, a program offered by health care data firm Vitals, works by offering financial incentives for about 40 categories of medical tests, from lab tests to some surgeries. The program gives workers a list of potential providers in their insurance network. It rates them using standards based on the specialty, government data and patient reviews. It also […]Read more