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This company pays workers extra $500 a month if they buy healthier groceries – MarketWatch

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Would you sell your privacy for money?  Yesterday, I linked the article where some people would sell their password for money.  Sure you can change your password, but your password gives insight into how you think about passwords.

Now, would you sell your shopping habits to employers?  This is a bit different, as this offsets your healthcare costs for eating healthier.  Healthcare costs should be cheaper for those who take care of their own health, as car insurance costs are cheaper for those who drive more carefully.

Employees may soon have a new companion on their grocery shopping trips: Their bosses.As high levels of obesity have persisted in the U.S. — about 40% of adults are obese, an increase from 10 years ago despite programs to change that — employers and even life insurance companies have offered health incentives to their employees. It’s a move to help keep them healthier and therefore happier and more productive, and it’s also a strategy for spending less on health insurance costs for employees who have weight-related health problems.

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