A survey just revealed employers have ratcheted up the financial incentives they offer workers to participate in wellness programs to an average of $693 per employee (in 2015), up from $594 last year and $430 five years ago. However, fewer employers are imposing penalties, like charging more for insurance if workers do not participate or achieve goals such as losing weight. This may be due to the fact that workplace wellness programs are increasingly coming under legal scrutiny.

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AuthorSharon Begley, Reuters