What Does The Practice Of Having Employer Sponsored Fitness Programs Benefit The Workplace?
Goldstein, F., & Noyce, J. (2013). Well-Designed Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Can Lead to a
Healthier Workforce. Population Health Management, 16(3), 214-215. doi:10.1089/pop.2013.1631
Goldstein and Noyce reported on which type of incentive program was likely to achieve the best outcome. They start off by informing the costs employers had to pay for an active employees health coverage. The average healthcare cost to the employer in 2011 was around $8,500 or about ¾ of the total cost, the employee paying the remainder. Goldstein and Noyce then go on to explain the two types of Incentive plans, one being based off participation and one being based off the outcome. The programs based off achievement…