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Employers have doubled their spending on wellness incentives in the last four years, new research finds.

According to a new employer survey conducted by Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health out Wednesday, employers plan to spend an average of $521 this year per employee on wellness-based incentives within corporate health care programs, double the per employee average of $260 reported in 2009. That’s also a 13 percent jump from the average of $460 reported for 2011.

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