Employer incentives for U.S. worker wellness programs set record

March 26, 2015 4:13 AM

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Employer incentives for U.S. worker wellness programs set record

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Employers have ratcheted up the financial incentives they offer workers to participate in wellness programs to a record $693 per employee, on average, this year from $594 in 2014 and $430 five years ago, found a report released on Thursday.

And fewer employers are imposing penalties such as charging more for insurance if workers do not participate or achieve goals such as losing weight.

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