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Study: HDHPs Gain Favor With Employers And Employees

The recently published State of Employee Benefits 2018 Regional Edition from Benefitfocus provided a number of insights on the rise of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) in the workplace. Through an analysis of actual open enrollment data from ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Math Behind Reducing Blood Testing

This week's Whiteboard Wednesday session is on the math behind reducing blood testing and why employers should not conduct broad-based blood testing via biometric screenings.  Whiteboard Wednesday videos are meant to be short so this one focuses on ...
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Study: “Sham” Meditation App Has Same Effect As Real One

Many employers and individuals support mindful meditation for the numerous health benefits it is believed to yield practitioners, including reducing stress and improving critical thinking.  Since digital and online platforms allow mindful meditation ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Employee Wellness Rewards

This week's Whiteboard Wednesday session is on optimizing employee wellness rewards! Employers invest significant financial resources in the form of rewards or prizes for participating in an employee wellness programs. It only makes sense for ...
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Study: Do Wearable Devices Help Reduce Sitting Time?

Separate from participating in physical activity, there are numerous harmful effects associated with prolonged sitting (e.g., increased risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease).  With individuals, on average, being sedentary for nearly eight ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: ROI vs. VOI

This post is for Wellable’s inaugural Whiteboard Wednesday session!  Whiteboard Wednesdays are short-form video posts from Wellable on important topics to know for employee health and wellness professionals.  Check out the video below on how to ...
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Study: Opioid Crisis Cost U.S. Employers $702B

A study published by the American Action Forum (AAF), a conservative think tank, found the opioid crisis caused the American economy to lose nearly a million workers, 12.1 billion work hours, and $702 billion.  The study reviewed the impact the ...
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Study: Standing Desks May Have Negative Effects

Standing desks continue to receive praise for their ability to improve the health and productivity of employees.  Although numerous studies suggest that the health benefits are less significant than the hype, employers continue to invest in ...
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Loneliness: The Next Employee Wellness Frontier

Loneliness should be as important to managers and executives as it is to therapists.  According to a survey of U.S. adults, more than 70% of Americans feel a sense of loneliness, with nearly a third (31%) experiencing loneliness at least once a ...
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Podcast: The Illinois Workplace Wellness Study On Effects Of Wellness ...

Despite offering the greatest benefits to the most unhealthy employees, a study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research found that individuals in the middle of the healthcare spending range were the most likely to participate in ...
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