Advancing Affordable Health Care
Best Practices in Employee Health-Risk Reduction
Hospital and industry experts explore how employee health risk-reduction programs not only improve overall employee health, but ultimately reduce the level of health care employees’ need, as well as overall health care spending and costs. Focusing on the risk factors for metabolic syndrome can enhance employee health and wellness, while also lowering health care costs. Incentives and rewards for participation in wellness and risk-reduction programs are more effective than applying penalties for nonparticipation, or for failing to achieve specific metrics.