What To Do When the Boss Catches Wellness Fever

Source: Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes, January 08, 2013

Wellness programs are designed to bring down employers’ health insurance costs by preventing illness. Some provide gym memberships or smoking cessation programs. Others require workers to pay more for their insurance if they don’t get certain screenings. The most coercive programs require workers to meet health targets or pay a penalty. … Read about wellness programs here and see below for advice on how to address such programs in the workplace. Sections include: At The Bargaining Table, Information Requests, and Best Practices