HDHPs Create Need For Wellness And Literacy Tools


Category: Facts and Research

High-deductible health plans (HDHPs), which shift more of the upfront financial burden of healthcare expenses onto members, operate on the assumption that the financial risk associated with the plans will make members their own best care managers.  Also, these plans typically offer the greatest savings and are the lowest-cost option for employees in terms of… Read more »

Study: Sitting Linked To Depression


Category: Facts and Research

Prolonged sitting has been called “the new smoking” because of its adverse effects on heart health. Now, being glued to the seat is also linked to mental health symptoms; researchers in Australia recently found a link between prolonged sitting, low activity levels, and depression. The group set out to follow 8,950 women, aged 50 to… Read more »

Employee Experience Delivers ROI


Category: Facts and Research

In his new book, The Employee Experience Advantage, Jacob Morgan interviewed 150 psychologists, economists, and business leaders around the world and analyzed more than 250 diverse organizations to determine the impact employee experience has on the success of companies. Based on those conversations and analyses, he identified three environments that matter most to employees: cultural,… Read more »

Affordable Wellness Rewards That People Will Love


Category: Rewards and Incentives

In our podcast, we talked about how wellness programs are becoming a must-have, as more and more employees expect their employer to provide some wellness benefits. Yet, there’s this notion that you need to be a big corporation with a deep pocket to have a comprehensive program. This is simply not true. Small companies can deliver… Read more »

Wellness Software Helps Reduce Employee Turnover


Category: Facts and Research

A recent data analysis from a corporate wellness software vendor shows that engaged employees and wellness program participants are more likely to stay at their jobs and be productive.  Specifically, turnover rates were four times higher for employees not in wellness programs and two times higher for employees signed up but not participating in them… Read more »

How To Create Effective Communication For High Engagement in Wellness Programs


Category: Engagement

In our podcast, we talked about how wellness programs are becoming a must-have, as more and more employees expect their employer to provide some wellness benefits. Yet, there’s this notion that you need to be a big corporation with a deep pocket to have a comprehensive program. This is simply not true. Small companies can deliver… Read more »

DIY: How Do I Organize A Step Challenge?


Category: Mobile Wellness

In our podcast, we talked about how wellness programs are becoming a must-have, as more and more employees expect their employer to provide some wellness benefits. Yet, there’s this notion that you need to be a big corporation with a deep pocket to have a comprehensive program. This is simply not true. Small companies can deliver… Read more »

Practical Tips To Build A Culture Of Health


Category: Engagement

Ben Horowitz recently delivered a compelling talk on “Culture and Revolution.” We highly recommend it for anyone interested in building and improving organizational culture (which, really, should be everybody!). In the 30-minute post, Horowitz discussed what it means to have a company culture. The topic is certainly important; some of the hottest companies are also… Read more »