The Wellable Blog

9 Benefit Trends In 2018

Employee Benefit News released a list of the nine employee benefit trends for the coming year. It should come as no surprise that employee wellness initiatives appeared frequently on the list. Specifically, financial wellness continues to pick up ...
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Study: Monetary Incentive Not Effective At Getting People To The Gym

As a result of new services like online fitness classes and class-based fitness memberships like ClassPass, enticing people to traditional gyms is getting harder. As reported earlier this year, spending for on-demand fitness now exceeds spending at ...
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Study: 60% Of Users Stick With Wearable Devices For At Least Six Months

In the most extensive study of its kind to evaluate how sticky wearables can be in wellness programs that focus on step-counting, Dr. Mitesh Patel and his team from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School ...
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Wellness Rule Review To Last Until August 2018, Implementation 2021

In August 2017, Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum in the AARP’s lawsuit against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The ruling sided with the AARP, which argued that ...
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Study: Fitness Apps Grew By 330% Between 2014 and 2017

Apps are ubiquitous in everyday lives; they have become the primary tools for communicating, navigating, working, and entertaining. With the rise of fitness apps, smartphones are also helping individuals improve their health and wellness through a ...
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5 Different Forms Of Meditation To Improve Productivity

Meditation is no longer considered as a mystical practice reserved exclusively for monks and new age enthusiasts. Even regular citizens are now aware of its benefits and many are incorporating it into their daily schedule as a way to enhance various ...
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Study: Generosity Is Good For Employee Health

As the floodwater recedes, the full extent of the two hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) is only beginning to emerge. Many organizations rally their staff to donate by tying their wellness programs to charitable donations. The idea behind corporate giving ...
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Study: Top Performers Are Three Times As Valuable As Other Peers

The term “top performers” is self-explanatory; it indicates people who outperform their peers in regard to productivity and value delivered to an organization. However, until now, there has been generally no criteria or checklist to define and put a ...
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Employees Should Max Out Their HSA Contributions

As open enrollment season approaches for many companies, employers need to focus on educating employees on the use of health savings accounts (HSAs). Like saving for retirement, there are a lot of unknowns surrounding the topic. Robert Lawton, the ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 Continues Fitness Focus, Doubles Down On Heart Rate, ...

As expected, the Apple Event yesterday included a round of new and exciting products. This season had a heavy focus on entertainment, photography, and most importantly, health and fitness.  Below are some of the highlights of the new Apple Watch ...
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