Many employers have established wellness programs (i.e., health risk assessments including questionnaires and basic screenings, disease management programs and other programs) to promote healthy behavior and disease prevention. Many wellness programs are designed with incentives for employees to participate, paid in various forms, such as premium discounts, lower annual deductibles and cash. Some employers even require employees to complete a health risk assessment to be covered under the group medical plan or under certain plan options.

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Source: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Alert
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