November 2, 2015
Under the proposed rule, workplace wellness programs would be able to ask employees for data on spouses covered by their insurance plans, some genetic information and attach larger incentives based on family, not individual, health plans.
October 15, 2015
The study finds that patients who participated in an eight-week relaxation program reduced their number of medical encounters from 53.5 to 30.5 and saved an average of $2,360 in emergency department costs annually.
October 6, 2015
While some employers that offer workplace wellness programs hope genetic testing can improve employees' health and lower costs, some experts worry that requesting annual biometric tests "add[s] to a culture of over-testing" that drives up spending.
June 12, 2015
The "Healthy Self" campaign will seek to help newly insured individuals better understand and take advantage of the no-cost preventive services guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act.
May 29, 2015
In the paper, the Bipartisan Policy Center suggests building the evidence base and integrating prevention efforts into overarching delivery system reforms.
May 19, 2015
Studies testing whether incentive payments work have shown mixed results.
May 6, 2015
Experts are unsure as to what kinds of incentives can successfully cause individuals to practice more healthful behaviors.
April 30, 2015
Some employee benefits experts are skeptical of genetic testing in part because of employee privacy concerns.
April 17, 2015
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jenny Yang says the proposals are meant to "harmonize" conflicting federal laws that apply to the issue.
March 4, 2015
The group says the legislation would clarify that employee wellness programs are permitted under the Affordable Care Act and "eliminate confusion" spurred by legal challenges to such initiatives.
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