One year after Herndon, Va.-based government contractor GTSI started its
The contractor enticed employees to participate with financial incentives such as a $100 reward for filling out a wellness assessment.
“The first thing to do is get them engaged,” says Bridget Atkinson, VP of HR. Employees can earn additional cash for joining a gym and logging their workout hours every week, or for participating in a smoking cessation or weight-loss program.
The firm’s web site is full of employee testimonials on the benefits of the program. The $40,000 wellness program saved the organization $200,000 in reduced health care costs and lost productivity during its first year, Atkinson adds.
Contact: Bridget Atkinson at (703) 502-2000.
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