With the Affordable Care Act expected to force employers to find more nimble ways to curb health care costs, Gov. Scott Walker has signed the “Healthy Jobs Act” into law, a new proposal that would offer tax credits to companies that provide workplace wellness programs.

On Thursday, Walker signed Wisconsin Senate Bill 73/Assembly Bill 78, first introduced in the state Senate in March 2013 by a bipartisan group of nearly 30 senators and representatives. The legislation includes provisions to create an “income and franchise tax credit” for businesses offering workplace wellness programs.

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