Among large employers, incentives are understood to boost participation in health management programs. A recent survey of major U.S. employers conducted by IncentOne in conjunction with The ERISA Industry Committee and the National Association of Manufacturers found that two-thirds of major employers who offer health management programs to their employees use incentives to motivate employees to participate. The survey even found that the majority of employers who do not use incentives believe that incentives are a good idea, leading to higher return on investment, better health, and higher productivity. (That report, Employee Health and Productivity Programs: The Use of Incentives, can be found online at http://www.incentone.com/surveyresults.)
"Employers, and now health plans, see the need to improve engagement in their health and productivity programs -- this is the only way they can move the needle on population health risks and associated costs," said Sue Lewis, IncentOne's senior vice president of health and productivity solutions. "They are seeking qualified partners like IncentOne to design and administer incentive programs that help to achieve their business goals. They need partners who offer scalability, so they can ramp up programs to reach more employees."
IncentOne provides integrated incentive solutions to employers, from
small businesses to the FORTUNE(R) 500, including half of the FORTUNE(R)
50. IncentOne's technology solutions provide the tools to drive health care
cost reduction and productivity improvement. Read its recent issue brief,
The Art and Science of Health Incentives, at http://www.IncentOne.com/IssueBrief.
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