The Wellable Blog

Wellness Regulations For Dummies (Part 2)

This post is Part 2 of our high-level overview of the regulatory framework guiding wellness programs.  If you haven’t done so already, check out Part 1 so you can get the full scoop on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Americans with ...
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Wellness Regulations For Dummies (Part 1)

The second half of 2014 ended with a number complaints filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against wellness programs, including the EEOC’s first direct challenge under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ...
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Health And Fitness Mobile App Usage Up 89% In 2014

In September, we blogged about some research that showed time spent in health and fitness apps has increased 51% over the past year.  This research which was from Localytics and used information from 28,000 applications installed across 1.5 billion ...
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Global Survey Finds 8% Adoption Of Fitness Wearables

According to a recent survey of 24,000 consumers in 24 countries, about 8% own wearable fitness monitors and 6% own a wearable health monitor.  The survey also revealed that 12% and 10% of consumers plan to buy a wearable fitness monitor or wearable ...
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47% of Employees Would Like Manager Activism in Health and Wellness

Aon Hewitt partnered with the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company to conduct The Consumer Health Mindset study.  The study explores perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors that employees hold toward health and healthcare as they ...
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8 Cost Effective Wellness Rewards to Drive Engagement

The growing popularity of wellness programs is limited primarily by budgetary constraints.  With the advent of technology based programs, the bulk of budgets often are comprised of rewards and incentives to drive participation.  This hurdle should ...
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Survey: Do Office-Based Employees Want Digital Engagement Programs?

According to Gallup research, U.S. businesses lose between $450 and $550 billion per year due to disengagement, which manifests itself in turnover rates, poor productivity, and below average work.  To combat this, businesses are searching for ...
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Only 24% Of Employees Participate In Wellness Programs

Simply offering a wellness program provides no guarantee of improving employee wellbeing, lowering medical expenses, or improving productivity and employee engagement.  Employees must be aware the program exists and participate in it.  Although more ...
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Memo To Executives: Wellness Boosts Employee Engagement

Employee wellness boosts employee engagement, and employee engagement boosts employee wellness.  Too often managers either ignore the abundance of research supporting the benefits of employee wellness and employee engagement or think about these two ...
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50% Of Consumers Prefer Health Information From External Websites

Aon Hewitt partnered with the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company to conduct The Consumer Health Mindset study.  The study explores perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors that employees hold toward health and healthcare as they ...
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