Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year May Bring Cash To City Employees

The New Year may bring some new cash to Cookeville city employees -- if they can improve their health habits.  The city has agreed to pay up to $150 a year to those employees who start an exercise program and document the things they are doing to improve their overall health.  But to qualify for any money, city employees must exercise -- at a minimum -- 30 minutes a day, three times a week for six months. City officials say they hope the exercise program, which a majority of city employees say they would try, will help them keep down the ever increasing cost of health insurance premiums and the claims being filed.