Designing a Workplace Wellness Incentive Strategy that Gets Results

In the early days of the wellness movement, incentives were simple things like apples, “comp” time, or an occasional gift certificate or door prize. As the wellness programs have become more sophisticated, so too have the variety and complexity of incentives at the program manager’s disposal.

We believe the addition of money or something else of value into the equation can be the tipping point that gets your employees excited and ready to take action. Over time, with consistent reinforcement, it becomes easier for them to make healthy choices on their own.

In this paper, we discuss core components of any incentive program, current trends in incentives, break points and other considerations in the planning process.