The Wellable Blog

Health Saving Account (HSA) As A Retirement Account

The Sad Math Of Retirement Healthcare Spending On average, a 65-year old couple retiring today needs $275,000 to fund future healthcare expenses, according to Fidelity Investments. According to JP Morgan, healthcare expenses increase approximately ...
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Survey: Majority Of Recent Graduates Would Accept Salary Cut For Student ...

As the second leading form of debt in the United States, student loans are a significant source of stress for a number of employees, which explains the findings from a recent survey of 2013 to 2017 graduates conducted by Millennial Personal Finance. ...
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Exercise Helps Employees Socialize And Accomplish More

Exercise has been shown to protect against chronic diseases, improve moods, and enhance memory. Despite not needing additional reasons to promote physical activity, employers can now add more socializing and higher goal attainment to the list. ...
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Top 3 Benefits For Working Mothers

Companies offering policies friendly to working mothers make a positive impact on the lives of their female employees and their families. These happier employees lead to more productive outcomes in the office. These companies also benefit from a ...
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Victories Beyond The Scale: Boosting Engagement While Avoiding “Biggest ...

When planning a wellness program, many organizers and participants fall into the trap of focusing on numbers on the scale. Weight loss challenges such as “Biggest Loser” or “Dieting For Dollars” are widely popular, despite extensive research on ...
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Study: Group Fitness More Effective Than Individual Workouts

A famous African proverb teaches that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Although this philosophy was probably not on the mind of researchers from University of New England, the saying rings true in their ...
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Survey: Work, Finances Leading Causes Of Employee Stress

A recent multi-generational survey of 2,000 full-time employees found some interesting pieces of information about the consumer health mindset. Specifically, the survey suggests that Americans have similar wellbeing priorities, but the causes and ...
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Pros And Cons Of Telecommuting

Research suggests that employees that telecommute tend to have higher job satisfaction relative to their office-based counterparts. This is likely a result of the flexibility that telecommuting affords employees, but new research shows that these ...
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9 Benefit Trends In 2018

Employee Benefit News released a list of the nine employee benefit trends for the coming year. It should come as no surprise that employee wellness initiatives appeared frequently on the list. Specifically, financial wellness continues to pick up ...
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Study: Monetary Incentive Not Effective At Getting People To The Gym

As a result of new services like online fitness classes and class-based fitness memberships like ClassPass, enticing people to traditional gyms is getting harder. As reported earlier this year, spending for on-demand fitness now exceeds spending at ...
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