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What are wellness incentives as a job benefit?

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Wellness incentives are programs reward you if you lose weight, quit smoking, and make other efforts to better your health and prevent disease. You may earn money to spend on health care costs, or you may pay less for your health plan.

From: Get Ready for Open Enrollment WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 16, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/16/2019

SOURCES:

National Association of Insurance Commissioners: "Health Insurance Open Enrollment: You Have Options."

American Institute of CPAs: "Should my spouse and I integrate our health insurance benefits?"

National Committee for Quality Assurance: "Top 20 Private Health Insurance Plans."

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Choosing a Health Plan."

National Association of Insurance Commissioners: "Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Choosing the Best Option for You and Your Family."

U.S. Department of Labor: "Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act and Wellness Programs."

IRS Publication 969: "Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 16, 2019

SOURCES:

National Association of Insurance Commissioners: "Health Insurance Open Enrollment: You Have Options."

American Institute of CPAs: "Should my spouse and I integrate our health insurance benefits?"

National Committee for Quality Assurance: "Top 20 Private Health Insurance Plans."

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Choosing a Health Plan."

National Association of Insurance Commissioners: "Health Insurance Open Enrollment: Choosing the Best Option for You and Your Family."

U.S. Department of Labor: "Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act and Wellness Programs."

IRS Publication 969: "Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 16, 2019

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