BUSINESS
01/25/2016 12:48 pm ET

Employee Wellness Programs Use Carrots And, Increasingly, Sticks

It may be an offer employees simply can no longer refuse.

It may be an offer employees simply can no longer refuse.

Workers increasingly are being told by their companies to undergo health screenings and enroll in wellness programs, as a way to curb insurance costs. Many employees now face stiff financial penalties — often in the form of higher premiums — if they do not have their cholesterol checked or join programs to lose weight or better manage diabetes.

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