Financial Incentives

Only One Piece of the Workplace Wellness Puzzle : Comment on "Corporate Wellness Programs : Implementation Challenges in the Modern American Workplace"

Published in: International Journal of Health Policy and Management, v. 1, no. 4, Nov. 2013, p. 311-312

Posted on on November 01, 2013

by Kristin R. Van Busum, Soeren Mattke

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In this commentary, we argue that financial incentives are only one of many key components that employers should consider when designing and implementing a workplace wellness program. Strategies such as social encouragement and providing token rewards may also be effective in improving awareness and engagement. Should employers choose to utilize financial incentives, they should tailor them to the goals for the program as well as the targeted behaviors and health outcomes.

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