The Wellable Blog

Gyms Lose Favor, Gym Reimbursements To Follow

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 ...
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Year In Review: 5 Ways Work Changed In 2016

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.
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Communicating Benefits To Millennials

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

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 ...
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John Hancock Joins Aetna In Subsidizing Apple Watches

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 ...
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Soft Benefits Growing In Importance

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, ...
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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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