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5 keys to boosting participation in your health plan

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When researchers at HR consulting giant Towers Watson were compiling new stats on 2010 employer health care costs, they uncovered some fascinating findings from the world of behavioral economics that innovative employers are applying to their health communication efforts.

As you look for ways to encourage employees to be active, informed consumers of the health benefits you offer, see how many you can incorporate into your own communication plans.

Behavioral economics is based on the idea that the way material is presented—by way of context, the order in which information is revealed, the choices it spotlights—plays a significant role in how people decide to act on it. For comp and benefits professionals, understanding behavioral economics can help persuade employees to participate in a health insurance program, choose more appropriate coverage and take steps to improve their health.

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