There are lots of things companies do to get their employees to try to live healthier lifestyles, and now insurance policies offering healthy eating incentives is among them. EatRight Rewards is an initiative out of Boston's Harvard Pilgrim Health Care that gives cash to workers who purchase fruit and vegetables at participating grocery stores.
While employees enjoy health benefits from employers, if they don't take care of themselves, it's the company that ends up paying the premium according to SpringWise. Using a specific algorithm, supermarkets including Hannaford, Roche Brothers, Shaw's, Star Market and Wegmans can calculate how healthy a shopper's cart contents are. They receive a score and can receive cash rewards. The idea is that companies offering healthy eating incentives can reduce their business premiums.