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More Employers to Offer Workers Financial Incentives for Healthy Behavior
Date:11/7/2007

Top Programs Integrate Health Management With Business Objectives, Watson

Wyatt/National Business Group on Health Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With continuing pressure to control health care costs, more companies plan to offer financial incentives to reward workers who adopt healthy lifestyles, according to a new survey by Watson Wyatt, a leading global consulting firm, and the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 285 large employers. Those employers best controlling costs and increasing productivity are integrating a broad array of health management programs.

Nearly half (46 percent) of employers surveyed currently offer financial incentives to encourage workers to monitor and improve their health or plan to offer incentives next year. By 2009, that number is expected to surpass 70 percent, according to the 2007/2008 Staying@Work survey. A total of 355 large employers participated in the survey.

The survey also found that companies with effective health and productivity programs demonstrate superior performance. They achieve 20 percent more revenue per employee, have 16.1 percent higher market value and deliver 57 percent higher shareholder returns (from 2004 to 2006). Additionally, companies with highly effective health and productivity programs have cost increases that are five times lower for sick leave; four and one- half times lower for long-term disability; four times lower for short-term disability; and three and one-half times lower for general health coverage.

"With few options left, companies are putting significant emphasis on improving the health and productivity of their workforce" said Shelly Wolff, national practice leader for health and productivity at Watson Wyatt. "Global competition and pressure for greater efficiency are causing employers to seek new ways to help manage benefit costs and increase worker output. Increasingly, companies are looking at
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SOURCE Watson Wyatt Worldwide; The National Business Group onHealth
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