As employers face growing challenges with employee disengagement, many are looking toward wellness programs as the surest route to improve morale and workplace culture. And while the Affordable Care Act offers improved incentives to support workplace wellness programs, employers aren’t rushing to take advantage of them.

The ACA increases the maximum permissible reward under a health-contingent wellness program from 20% to 30% of the cost of health coverage, and raises the maximum reward to as much as 50% for programs designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use.

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