Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal “launched a state employee wellness initiative aimed at reducing the state health insurance program’s costs,” the New Orleans Advocate reports.
“The program brings health screenings and wellness screenings to employees where they work as well as preventive and follow-up care. It is part of a plan to bring financial stability to Group Benefits, a program that covers some 250,000 state employees, retirees and their dependents.”
“To encourage participation, Group Benefits will offer a premium reduction to those who complete an online health assessment and a wellness checkup within one year, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said. How much the discount will be has not yet been determined.”