OBJECTIVES: To identify statistically significant predictors for completing a Personal Health Assessment (PHA) or biometric screening from attributes of incentive designs. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted that included 426,694 members from 56 employer groups who required a PHA or screening as part of their incentive during 2016. RESULTS: Incentive designs that combine high-value with immediate disbursement can relatively increase employee PHA participation by as much as 66% over plans with low-value and delayed disbursement (56.7% vs 34.1%, P < 0.001). Surcharge component was a significant predictor of PHA completion (P < 0.001); similar predictors were found for screening completion. CONCLUSIONS: This study identified several significant predictors of PHA or screening completion, including: monetary value, time to disbursement, disbursement method, and frequency. Our findings are consistent with prior research in human behavior responses to positive reinforcement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of occupational and environmental medicine|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2019|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health