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Incentives & Rewards

Consumer Financial Incentives: A Decision Guide for Purchasers - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) commissioned a multidisciplinary group of experts to develop Consumer Financial Incentives: A Guide for Purchasers. It is a tool for employers, health plans, and State Medicaid agencies considering or poised to design and implement a consumer financial incentive strategy.

Survey on the Use of Employee IncentivesMost large employers now offer health management programs to their employees. A related trend is the growing use of incentives as a tool to drive employee participation and engagement in those programs. Program incentives averaging $192 per person per year are part of an overall employer investment that is expected to yield a return. While the most common incentives used are gift cards, premium reductions and cash bonuses, the use of gift cards is on the rise.