OSU offers $$$ to employees to stay fit

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University plans to pay employees cash rewards for improving their health, a program aimed at saving the school $35 million in health care costs by 2013.

Employees earn points for each checkup or activity they complete between today and Sept. 30. The points can translate into as much as $125 for each employee.

University officials believe that in the long term, they can shrink health-care costs by helping make the faculty and staff healthier.