Onsite Services And Employee Emotional Health


Category: Corporate Wellness

In Aon’s 2016 Consumer Health Mindset Survey, 83% of consumers said they needed the most support for emotional well-being.  Of those respondents, 68% ranked managing stress as the most important way to being emotionally well.  The survey of 2,320 consumers, including employees and dependents covered by employer health plans, identifies a clear area that employers… Read more »

Gyms Lose Favor, Gym Reimbursements To Follow


Category: Corporate Wellness

An article in the Wall Street Journal discussed the growing market for online fitness classes and services, like ClassPass, that offer a set number of visits to participating fitness boutiques and gyms in a given city for a monthly fee.  As a result of these innovations, many people are choosing to ditch their gym memberships… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Survey: 35% Of Workers Take Sick Days When They Feel Fine


Category: Corporate Wellness

According to a survey from CareerBuilder, more than a third of workers (35%) said they have called into work sick when they were feeling just fine.  The survey included responses from more than 3,100 full-time workers and more than 2,500 full-time hiring and human resource managers across industries and the United States.  The top reasons… Read more »

John Hancock Joins Aetna In Subsidizing Apple Watches


Category: Corporate Wellness

Many companies are investing in wearable devices, such as Fitbit and Garmin.  These investments come at a significant price, often as high as $100 per device.  They also result in ongoing expenses as companies find solutions for new hires and replacing broken or lost devices.  Despite these purchases, it remains unclear whether investing in wearables… Read more »

Soft Benefits Growing In Importance


Category: Corporate Wellness

A recent article in Employee Benefits News discusses the growing importance of “soft” benefits in recruiting and retaining talent.  Hard benefits, traditionally defined as health insurance and retirement plans, used to be sufficient for employees, but as these benefits have become more mainstream, leading employers are expanding offerings to attract employees.  The article reviews six… Read more »

49% Of Americans Understand Their Employee Benefits


Category: Corporate Wellness

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America’s 4th Annual Workplace Benefits Study revealed that a majority of working Americans are overestimating the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about their benefits to set them on a path toward employee well-being.  Through a 10-question, true-false quiz given to 1,439 employees age 22 or older, the report showed… Read more »

5 Unique Wellness Benefits (Bay Area Edition)


Category: Corporate Wellness

Last week, we published a post about five of our favorite examples of unique wellness benefits currently being implemented by leading companies.  After incredible interest in these examples, we thought we would create a Bay Area edition.  In the hypercompetitive arena of Silicon Valley, the march toward innovation has companies heavily investing in the recruitment… Read more »

5 Unique Wellness Benefits From Leading Companies


Category: Corporate Wellness

As employee health and wellness continues to become an area of focus for employers across the world, leading companies are making unique and differentiating wellness perks a staple of their benefits package.  These benefits are becoming the norm and are critical for companies to recruit, retain, and engage talent.  Below are five of our favorite… Read more »