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Why Employees Participate in Wellness Programs

By Staff Report

Sep. 10, 2009

 

Why Employees Participate in Wellness Programs


Financial penalties motivate some employees to participate in wellness programs, but the more positive motivator is the desire for good health, according to a survey of more than 1,900 U.S. employees released in March. Employees were asked their primary reasons for participating in their employer’s wellness program.


Reason for participation


I want good health


73%

Financial incentives or rewards through my employer


48%

I want to minimize medical expenses


38%

Financial penalties imposed by my employer


17%
Source: Seventh Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends, MetLife, March 2009

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