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No more Friday-doughnut days? Kaiser and its unions try collective get-healthy plan
Sacramento Bee

No more Friday doughnut days at work? In what’s being called a novel approach to the typical employee wellness program, Kaiser Permanente and its 29 employee unions are offering cash bonuses to workers who – as a group – collectively lose weight, lower their blood pressure, cut their cholesterol and stop smoking.

The bonuses – up to $500 a year – will be doled out based on the improved health of all participants in a particular region, rather than that of any individual.