Tag: wellness incentives

Changes to Wellness Programs Suggest Employers are Rethinking Health Promotion

January can feel like a time for new beginnings, and new year’s resolutions. In recent years, many employers have provided workplace wellness programs that may help employees stick with these resolutions, such as benefits, services, or financial incentives that encourage workers to improve their health. Recent data from KFF’s 2021 Employer Health Benefit Survey showing that employers are reconsidering key elements of their wellness initiatives prompted CHIR to take a look at some of the changes—and ongoing issues—with workplace wellness programs.

Trump Administration Launches New Program that Could Undermine ACA Protections

The Trump administration recently announced a new 10-state demonstration project to allow insurers to offer premium or cost-sharing incentives to enrollees who can satisfy or maintain a desired health outcome. CHIR’s Sabrina Corlette examines what we know about wellness programs and what they could mean for people in the individual market.

Get Ready for the Rulemaking!

The election results mean full steam ahead with implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The ultimate success of the law will hinge on decisions yet to be made by the federal agencies and the states. Sabrina Corlette blogs about the flurry of regulations and guidance we can expect in the coming days and weeks.

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