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The Future of Getting Paid to Be Healthy

June 3, 2013 When a 2014 portion of the Affordable Care Act comes into effect, employers will be able to use financial rewards and penalties to encourage healthier behaviors. Last week the Obama administration released its final rulesregarding these employer-based wellness programs. Still, critics are concerned that an annual premium adjustment isn't likely ...

How Exercising at Work Saves Money

May 21, 2013 Ever since Karen Straub had her thyroid removed because of cancer in 1999, she has struggled with her weight. She became diabetic and suffered from terrible acid reflux. So when her boss, California State Controller John Chiang, started a worksite wellness program for his staff, Straub decided to give it ...