Year In Review: 5 Ways Work Changed In 2016


Category: Corporate Wellness

Few would question that 2016 meant changes in lots of areas, and workplaces were not spared.  Let’s ring in the new year with the top five ways work changed in 2016.  The list below is in no particular order. Sharing Economy = Side Jobs Stagnating wages and the need for additional income are leading more… Read more »

Pokémon GO Activity Increases Temporary


Category: Engagement

It seems like yesterday when Pokémon Go took the world by storm, captivating the minds of millions across the globe.  The unintended consequences of its success was an increase in activity of its users.  Some even dubbed the game the next best health app since it got individuals moving while being unaware of the amount… Read more »

Employer Health Insurance Cost At 5-Year Low


Category: Facts and Research

Contrary to the popular belief that healthcare expenses are becoming a larger part of total employee compensation, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that employers paid the lowest amount for health insurance as a percentage of total compensation since 2011.  Specifically, health insurance costs equaled 7.6% of total compensation for private employers… Read more »

Study Quantifies The Value Of Health Plan Member Engagement


Category: Engagement

Employers and health plans have long sought after a clear understanding of the benefits derived from engagement.  It is widely understood that engagement results in positive business outcomes for both types of entities; however, some would argue that too much engagement is a bad thing.  Regardless, few studies have been published that quantify the financial… Read more »

Communicating Benefits To Millennials


Category: Corporate Wellness

According to the Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, 2015 marked the year that millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce.  At that time, millennials represented 34% of the workforce.  By 2020, it is estimated that millennials will comprise nearly half (46%) of the workforce.  The prominence… Read more »

Q3 2016 Wearable Shipments Fitbit (23%), Xiaomi (17%), And Garmin (6%) Lead Pack


Category: Facts and Research

According to a new report from IDC, market share in wearable device shipments for Q3 2016 saw fairly little shifts relative to previous quarters but growth dropped significantly, reaching the single digits for the first time.  Most notably, the Apple Watch saw its number of shipments drop 71% year-over-year.  Fitbit and Garmin were the only two… Read more »

5 Statistics Reveal Employee Financial Health Getting Worse


Category: Facts and Research

Despite the long economic recovery in the United States and the strong performance of the stock market, financial wellness is not improving for many individuals and it is resulting in stress.  According to the Employee Financial Wellness Survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which tracks the financial well-being of full-time employed U.S. adults across the country, “many employees… Read more »