As health care costs continue to rise, many companies are embracing nearly any method that could curtail these costs. One such method has companies paying their employees to lose weight.
In most cases, a system like this includes the employee putting a portion of their own money on the line. If the employee successfully loses the specified amount of weight, then their money is doubled.
In a country where nearly one-third of the population is obese, a condition that leads to countless other health risks like diabetes, the benefits of these programs far outweigh the minor costs that the employer has to cover. The employees that participate find their health improving and their employers enjoy the benefit of cheaper annual premiums.