Why Employees Participate in Wellness Programs
Financial penalties motivate some employees to participate in wellness programs, but the more positive motivator is the desire for good health, according to a survey of more than 1,900 U.S. employees released in March. Employees were asked their primary reasons for participating in their employer’s wellness program.
Reason for participation
I want good health
Financial incentives or rewards through my employer
I want to minimize medical expenses
Financial penalties imposed by my employer
|Source: Seventh Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends, MetLife, March 2009|
Workforce Management, August 17, 2009, p. 22 -- Subscribe Now!