The Wellable Blog

Minority Employees Disproportionately Struggling With Financial Wellness

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 ...
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CDHP Members More Interested In Wellness Programs

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 ...
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Report: Smartphone Owners Use 9 Apps Per Day

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

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% ...
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Workplace Unfairness Driving Employee Turnover in Tech Sector

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

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 ...
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HDHPs Create Need For Wellness And Literacy Tools

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.  ...
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Study: Sitting Linked To Depression

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 ...
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Employee Experience Delivers ROI

In his new book, The Employee Experience Advantage, Jacob Morgan interviewed 150 psychologists, economists, and business leaders around the world and analyzed more than 250 diverse organizations to determine the impact employee experience has on the ...
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Wellness Software Helps Reduce Employee Turnover

A recent data analysis from a corporate wellness software vendor shows that engaged employees and wellness program participants are more likely to stay at their jobs and be productive.  Specifically, turnover rates were four times higher for ...
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