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Employees Offered Financial Incentives Were 33 Times More Likely to Participate in Wellness Programs
The Obesity Society Link to more items from this source
Nov. 10, 2014
"The health coach program began in October 2010, and any health plan member was eligible to work with a coach. Employers began offering incentives to work with a coach in 2011.... During the 2.75-year follow-up period, 4,898 members worked with a coach, including 1,693 among the 16,961 with incentives (10%) and 3,205 among the 974,782 without (0.3%). In 2011, 2012, and 2013, being offered an incentive was strongly associated with time until uptake of health coaching[.]"

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