Nearly 90% of employers offer wellness incentives, or financial rewards or prizes to employees who work toward getting healthier, according to a recent survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health. That’s up from 57% of companies in 2009. The perks are also worth more now: $521 per employee on average, compared with $260 four years ago.
“They feel that if they pay more they’ll get a better result,” says Adam Stavisky, a Fidelity benefits consultant.
But is that true? Which incentives work, and which ones don’t?
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