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From M, spring 2004
In the Winter 2004 issue of M, we stated that "Minnesota's Hennepin County, although budget-strapped, designed a new employee fitness program complete with a full-time fitness expert and incentives like cash reimbursements for certain exercise equipment." Hennepin County is expanding its existing health and fitness program and allows employees who have an accumulated sick leave balance to use the cash equivalent of those leave hours to cover the cost of wellness-related expenses.