The Association Between Incentive Designs and Health Assessment or Biometric Screening Completion

Kevin J. Heltemes, Kenneth R Pelletier, Andrea C. Ippolito, Diana C. Do, Brandon C. Boylan

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e146-e149
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Volume61
Issue number4
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StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

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Heltemes, Kevin J. ; Pelletier, Kenneth R ; Ippolito, Andrea C. ; Do, Diana C. ; Boylan, Brandon C. / The Association Between Incentive Designs and Health Assessment or Biometric Screening Completion. In: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine. 2019 ; Vol. 61, No. 4. pp. e146-e149.
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