Looking to lower health costs and boost employee health, a number of U.S. companies are embracing wellness programs and issuing health challenges.
The Health and Hospitals Corp. of Marion County, Ind., challenged its 800 employees to count the number of steps they take daily. Participants were entered into a raffle to receive a gift certificate to a local sporting goods store.
Companies are also highlighting existing benefits offered through health insurance plans, such as annual physicals and nurse hotlines.
Source: Workforce Week, Companies Find Inexpensive Ways to Promote Wellness