Professor Horwitz Discusses Workplace Wellness Programs in an MPR News Interview

February 4, 2015 – Professor Jill Horwitz discussed how the incentives in workplace wellness programs may be imposing a greater cost on lower income workers in an MPR News interview.

"We've gone from the encouragement to walk, maybe a gift for showing up at the gym or a healthy eating class, to putting real money on the line," she added. "The big worry right now is that employers are saving a bunch of money, but it's possible that the way that employers are saving money is by shifting these costs to employees — in particular shifting them to the employees who are the least well off."

Listen to the interview.