Study of Incentivized Wellness Program at UPMC Published in “American Journal of Preventive Medicine”

According to a five-year observational study by UPMC Health Plan, workplace wellness programs with incentives can mitigate total health care costs for employees over time. The study was designed to evaluate the effect of UPMC’s health management and wellness program MyHealth on the health and health care costs of its employees who chose to participate. The study concluded that there were significant improvements in health-risk status as well as increases in the use of preventive and chronic disease management among those who participated.