The Wellable Blog

Study: Competition Makes Use Fitter Not Bitter

A recent study published in the journal Preventative Medicine looks at whether social support, competition, or teamwork provides an answer to one of the ongoing dilemmas plaguing corporate wellness programs – participation.  Researchers from the ...
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49% Of Americans Understand Their Employee Benefits

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 ...
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5 Unique Wellness Benefits (Bay Area Edition)

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 ...
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5 Unique Wellness Benefits From Leading Companies

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 ...
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Employee Benefits Increased From 60 To 344 In 20 Years

Twenty years ago, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) conducted the Innovative Benefits Survey to measure the state of employee benefits at that time.  The recurring survey, which has been modified over the years, continues to follow ...
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Study: Financial Wellness Benefits Employers and Employees

A study from Financial Finesse shows that the burdens of financial stress have significant and tangible impacts on employers and employees. As a result, proper financial wellness tools have the ability to significantly benefit both parties.
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Study: The Dollar Value Of Exercise

Employers, health plans, and government agencies all try to ascribe a value to healthy living.  Each one has their own motivation and perspective on why they care, but all of these reasons focus, to some degree, on managing healthcare expenses.  ...
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8 Unique Employee Benefits To Attract And Retain Talent

“The best job candidates may have their pick of companies to work for, but employers don’t always have their pick of the best candidates.  One reason for this is because some companies aren’t focusing on doing more to distinguish themselves from ...
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Fitbit Creates Research Library, Publishes Employee Wellness Studies

To counter criticism that wearable devices do not produce better health outcomes, Fitbit partnered with Fitabase to create a curated Research Library that contains an up-to-date reference list for studies that have used a Fitbit device.  From ...
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Research Identifies Barriers To Wellness Engagement

Research from HealthFitness and The Connell Group shows that despite wellness program participants having greater satisfaction with wellness programs and perceiving themselves as healthier, nearly 60% of employees do not participate.  There have ...
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