LA Times: Exploring The Fairness Of Wellness IncentivesLos Angeles Times: Pro/Con: The Fairness Of Health Insurance Incentives
Wanna make a fast buck? Quit smoking. According to the National Business Group on Health, which represents large employers including Wal-Mart and Wendy's, about 68% of its members either offer a discount of several hundred dollars on health insurance premiums to employees who quit smoking, or provide other incentives or penalties to make it happen (Borrell, 1/3). This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.