by By Lisa Grimaldi | October 21, 2009

Yesterday, members of the Incentive Federation, the consortium of incentive industry associations, met with members of Congress to convince lawmakers that wellness incentives, such as gym reimbursement, must be part of health-care reform. In a statement, George Delta, the group's executive director, said the health-care package currently before Congress provides a perfect opportunity to use incentives as a way to reduce costs and improve the quality of life. "One of the best ways to encourage wellness incentives is to make them nontaxable to employees and deductible to employers," he said. The Federation is supporting a measure allowing tangible personal-property wellness awards valued at up to $400.