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Wellness Incentives Help to Align Health Goals Among Patients, Employers, and Payers

Source: Smart Business Online, November 3, 2011

Employers benefit from maintaining a healthy workforce through health plans that emphasize preventive medicine.  Kevin Volpp noted that unhealthy behaviors contribute in a significant way to illnesses that increase health care costs. Using financial incentives to change these behaviors can reduce illness, lower health care costs, and benefit employees, employers, and payers.