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Outcomes-Based Incentives: Joint Consensus Statement


This joint consensus statement is the combined effort of the members of HERO and the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Network, American Diabetes Association and American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  HERO wishes to thank these associations for their thoughtful work and dedication to fulfilling our joint mission to provide guidance to employers on the design and implementation of outcomes-based incentives in their wellness programs. This should not be considered an endorsement of this approach, but rather as guidance for those who choose to implement such an approach.  

We appreciate your comments on this paper. Please email them to jerry.noyce@the-hero.org. Endorsement of this guidance is also encouraged. If you are interested, join the list of endorsers of this consensus statement. View a list of Endorsers


Guidance for a Reasonably Designed, Employer Sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-Based Incentives Paper

Additional Resources:
What employers need to know:10 steps for developing outcomes-based incentives for wellness programs
Statistics about Workplace Wellness

Overview of Collaborating Organizations

A special thank you to HERO members of the Joint  Guidance Work Group who participated in meeting with the other organizations and were involved in creating the Consensus Statement:

David Anderson, StayWell Health Management Connie Beutel, Medical Mutual of Ohio
Kurt Cegielski, RedBrick Health Ralph Colao,  Wellness & Prevention Inc (a Johnson & Johnson company)
Michael Connor, Alere Tom Farris, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Vicki George, Kaiser Permanente John Harris, Healthways (Retired)
Kurt Hobbs, Mayo Clinic Greg Howe, Lincoln Industries
Robert Jacobs, MasterBrand Cabinets Rebecca Kelly, University of Alabama
Vincent O’Brien, Interactive Health Solutions LaVaughn Palma-Davis, University of Michigan
Jim Pshock, Bravo Wellness Dennis Richling, HealthFitness
Erin Seaverson, StayWell Health Management Bob Soroosh, Affinia Group
Alan Spiro, Accolade, Inc. Bill Whitmer, Co-Founder HERO
Rhonda Willingham, Alere Shelly Wolff, Towers-Watson Benefits Consulting

We also thank and recognize the contributions of other members the HERO Study Committee on
Incentives who met regularly in advance of this joint effort to help develop the framework for our discussions with the other organizations:
 
Patricia Benson, U of Louisville  Dan Cave, Nurtur
Dr. Andy Crighton, Prudential Financial Dr. Evan Falchuk, Best Doctors
Rose Gantner, UPMC C. Red Gillen, WebMD
Adam Long, Onlife Health Dr. Esther Nash, OptumHealth
Jane Newman, Pfizer Andy Scibelli, NextEra Energy
David Wolf, Alere  

Organizational Endorsers

American Cancer Society
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
Bravo Wellness

Cancer Action Network
Fitness Economics
HealthFitness

HERO
StayWell Health Management
 
University of Michigan

Individual Endorsers

Patricia Benson, Get Healthy Now, University of Louisville   
Kamini Fonseca, Lifestyle Engineering, Inc.                              

 
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