The majority of employers indicate they believe “some impact” occurs from using incentives: 53% indicated they improved health behaviors; 51% indicated they increased engagement; 48% believe there is a positive impact in employee morale, satisfaction and/or attitudes; 44% saw changes in health risks; and 35% believe there are savings associated with using incentives.
While biometric screenings and health risk questionnaires are offered by more than seven of 10 employers, the median percentages of eligible participants who actually participated in the programs in 2012 were 39% and 40%, respectively. Beyond those two programs, participation was low, with on-site pharmacies at 25%, on-site medical clinics at 17%, physical activity at […]Read more
When I started IncentOne’s health business in 2003, it’s because I came across a startling fact – that less than 20 percent of women followed their pre-natal care. That blew me away. We were not talking about diabetes or heart disease in ten years. We were talking about a child in a few months. When […]Read more
The poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults found that a majority would be “very willing” to have various tests and share the results with their health insurer — provided there was a financial incentive.
In the new survey, most people were open to various activities and data sharing in return for an incentive:
Three-quarters said they’d […]Read more
According to consumers, rewards motivate them to participate in employer-sponsored health programs. Over one-half prefer incentives—either cash or non-cash—with cash being most preferred to help motivate them to participate in health programs such as health risk questionnaires (HRQs), and wellness and condition management programs. About one-quarter would participate in these types of programs for “No […]Read more
For employers that use incentives focused on attainment of specific outcomes, the most commonly used clinical measures are blood pressure (58%), BMI (54%), fasting glucose (41%), total cholesterol (33%), LDL cholesterol (25%), total-to-HDL cholesterol ratio (13%), cotinine (13%) and non-fasting glucose (13%).
Despite a series of recent, high-profile data breaches and consumer concerns over data collection, shoppers are still open to sharing their personal information, reveals a new survey released today by Aimia Inc. (TSX: AIM).
According to the Aimia Loyalty Lens report, when asked to rank types of businesses by the degree to which they are comfortable […]
Consumers rank hospitals near the top of the list of the companies they trust (28%). Only supermarkets (30%) rated higher, according to a recent study by Harris Interactive when they were asked “which of these industries do you think are generally honest and trustworthy. But when it comes to health plans (7%) and HMOs (6%), […]Read more
In a survey of industry executives, health rewards was voted one of the top 5 health technology trends coming in 2014. Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health recently reported that more than two-thirds of companies offer financial incentives to encourage participation in company wellness activities — up from just over half in […]Read more