Are HRAs, Biometric Screens, and Incentives in the Pursuit of Wellbeing Bad? 3 Groups are Starting to Push Back
Here are the top five science-based reasons these tools are doing more harm than good.
1. HRAs*, at best, tell us what we already know and are usually intrusive, mostly irrelevant, and often incorrect in their prescriptions. And, they’re expensive.
2. Biometric screens at the workplace are the practice of medicine by the employer, and sometimes violate HIPPA. They’re often administered in excess of the recommendations established by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. And they’re expensive. See “Wellness programs raise legal issues for employers” by Matt Dunning.