As a person who works for a company that has been doing this for over a year, now, I can attest to how more companies are looking to cut healthcare costs by focusing on employee health. My company offers incentives in the form of rebates on healthcare premiums and time off from work to get employees into healthier habits, as well as offering programs to assist them in reaching these goals.
It only stands to reason, as companies see healthcare costs rising. With a lot of us, the reason for healthcare concerns have a lot to do with obesity and the illnesses tied to it. So, by addressing the root causes of obesity, a healthier workforce would be the benefit.
For those of us fortunate enough to still be employed in this economy, taking care of ourselves, in order to provide for our families, is paramount.