When companies want to engage employees in programs, they often will incentivize them to participate.

Getting employees to be actively engaged in wellness has been a challenge to many organizations because the motivation to "jump into the pool" has been lacking on the part of workers in some instances. The age old question is "How do you get people involved?"

According to Business Review of Western Michigan, employers who for years have increasingly moved to high-deductible health plans and wellness initiatives to mitigate the ever-increasing cost of coverage are now beginning to elevate their approach to drive better results. Rather than offer incentives to employees to merely participate in wellness initiatives and set personal health goals, they are starting to base them on outcomes. There will be financial repercussions for not meeting goals.

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