Financial incentives drive well-being program participation. However, the type and amount of the incentive can vary based on your company culture, changing Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules, and the types of programs you offer. As employee healthcare costs continue to rise, budgets are tightening. Employers are struggling to continue offering beneficial well-being offerings, let alone provide incentives for participating in them.
Health screenings are uniquely reliant on participation incentives. Those who participate tend to be more health-conscious. When no incentive is used, or inadequate incentives are offered, employers tend to miss potential high-cost claimants, and fail to see the impact of screening on their healthcare spend. In order to gain the insights from screening while maintaining your wellness budget, consider using a budget neutral model. See an example of a budget-neutral incentive model below.