The Effect of Time-Slot Scheduling and Active Choice on Workplace Wellness Participation


John Beshears, James Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte Madrian


For the past three decades, employers have been implementing disease prevention and workplace wellness programs in an attempt to reduce health care costs and improve health outcomes. Employee participation, particularly among high risk employees, is essential for the success of workplace wellness programs.In this study, we investigate whether assigning specific time slots or encouraging subjects to schedule an appointment on their own will increase biometric screening and nurse visit participation rates.