More large employers are instituting health plan strategies that encourage workers to take responsibility for their own health, according to a recent survey by Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health.

One of the major drivers: today’s sluggish economy. “Even in tight times, employers will continue to encourage healthy behaviors with financial incentives and other initiatives,” says Ted Nussbaum, senior consultant at Towers Watson. “However, there are challenges to changing employee behavior that extend beyond budget constraints and employer-sponsored programs. Inspiring workers to be actively involved in their own health remains an uphill battle for most companies,” he adds.

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