Items Tagged ‘financial incentives’

August 16, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    August 16, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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March 25, 2013

A Choice for Employees: Get a Health Screening or Pay an Extra $600

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

CVS Caremark employees with company health insurance are being asked to take a free health screening—for basic metrics such as weight, body fat, blood pressure, and glucose levels—or have their premiums increase by $50 per month ($600 annually). ..Financial incentives, even negative ones, do seem to get people’s attention. A recent Mayo Clinic study of obese Mayo employees and dependents […]

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Tags: Bloomberg Businessweek, CVS Caremark, financial incentives, health insurance, health screening, premium increase

March 14, 2013

Cash Stimulates Weight Loss?

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

A new study found that this principle can be related to weight loss as well – the higher payout you seek or you are offered, the more weight you lose…Researchers from the Mayo Clinic conducted a study testing financial incentives for weight loss…So, according to leading study author Donald Hensrud, M.D., the study clearly proves that financial incentives […]

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Tags: cash incentives, diabetes, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Dubai News, financial incentives, heart disease, Obesity, weight loss

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