Survey: Employees Aware, Not Fully Engaged With Wellness Programs


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It is often believed that employees do not participate in wellness programs because they are unaware that the program even exists, which is why communication is perceived as a critical component for wellness success.  However, a recent survey from UnitedHealthcare suggests that program awareness is no longer the problem.  According to the survey, 85% of… Read more »

Infographic: Current State Of Financial Wellness Industry


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Charles Schwab recently released a comprehensive report on the workplace financial wellness industry. There, you can find definitions, current state, and the popular design of wellness programs. However, if you are short on time, this infographic will provide a brief summary of the report. Financial wellness programs are just beginning to become staples of employee health… Read more »

Minority Employees Disproportionately Struggling With Financial Wellness


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Finance Finesse recently released a report called Optimizing Financial Wellness Programs for a Diverse Workforce. The results are concerning, as minority employees are overwhelmingly struggling with financial wellness. This is bad news for a number of reasons because the same organization released the 2016 ROI Special Report where it noted that employees with the lowest… Read more »

CDHP Members More Interested In Wellness Programs


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Fourteen percent of the U.S population is now enrolled in a consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) and another 14% is enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Because of the low-premium and high-deductible nature of these options, members are more likely to show cost-conscious behaviors than those of traditional plans, according to a report from the… Read more »

Report: Smartphone Owners Use 9 Apps Per Day


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App Annie, an app analytics and data platform, reported that users are now accessing more than 30 apps monthly. While the number sounds impressive, it is only 1/2 to 1/3 of the number of apps actually installed on people’s smartphones. The rest belongs to the wasteland where they barely get opened. The set of daily… Read more »

More Than 50% Of Americans Exercising As Advised, Obesity Remains High


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The National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, showed that “for the first time, more than half of Americans reported that they got the recommended amount of leisurely physical activity.” This means than 50% of Americans now follow the advice: 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense… Read more »

Workplace Unfairness Driving Employee Turnover in Tech Sector


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Technology companies are widely seen as organizations on the forefront of workplace trends.  This is largely due to rich and novel benefits (think Google, Facebook, and others) and a disproportionate number of millennials, which comprise the largest part of the global workforce, in their ranks.  These leading companies often set compensation and benefit trends and… Read more »

Facts vs. Fiction: Employee Weight Loss Programs and BMI Values


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Al Lewis, CEO of Quizzify, recently published an article called “Ten Myths about Employee Weight Loss Programs.” We created an infographic to give you a brief overview of his article, but don’t forget to visit Al’s article to learn more. It is not to say that companies should give up on helping employees control their weight;… Read more »

HDHPs Create Need For Wellness And Literacy Tools


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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


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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 »