Survey: More employers incorporate penalties into wellness programs

09/27/2013 | Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

The share of employers penalizing employees who do not participate in a wellness program will increase from 22% this year to 36% next year and 61% by 2016, a Towers Watson survey found. Most employers that impose penalties also offer positive incentives for wellness program participation, such as cash rewards, premium discounts and health savings account contributions.

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