The Wellable Blog

4 Fun And Healthy Onboarding Activities To Engage New Hires

As new employees join companies, especially freshly minted college grads during the summer, their initial experience defines the workplace culture they will experience.  Without proper planning, the excitement of a flashy new job can be quickly ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Findings From The Illinois Workplace Wellness Study

This week’s Whiteboard Wednesday session is focused on a specific finding from the highly publicized Illinois Workplace Wellness Study.  The session reviews the impact of financial incentives on program participation.  The video focuses on the ...
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Google Launches “Digital Wellbeing” Feature For Android

The advent of smartphones and mobile apps have revolutionized the operations of industries and the daily lives of individuals across the world.  No one disputes the economic and personal gains afforded by these technologies. However, these ...
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Should Employers Offer Genetic Testing?

Already popular in the consumer market, genetic disease risk screening is entering employee benefits.  A number of employers, including Levi Strauss, Salesforce, and SAP, offer employees free genetic screening to assess hereditary risks for certain ...
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Survey: Financial Wellness Programs And Wellness Incentives Growing

The 9th annual Health and Well-being Survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) provides unique insights on corporate wellness trends, especially for those employers looking to remain competitive from a ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: 5 Real And Unique Wellness Rewards

This week’s Whiteboard Wednesday session is on creative and unique rewards that real employers are implementing.  The session reviews the actual wellness rewards and benefits offered to employees at five leading companies.  Collectively, these ...
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Study: Employee Perception Of Wellness Programs Improving

Every year, the Consumer Health Mindset Study explores new and emerging topics related to the health mindset of consumers to help employers create effective benefits strategies.  Part of the analysis revisits topics from previous years to identify ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: The Hidden Costs Of Wellness Spreadsheets

Since last week's Whiteboard Wednesday session on the math behind reducing blood testing was so popular, this week’s session also provides a little fun with math!  Specifically, the session discusses how employers may underestimate the total cost of ...
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Study: HDHPs Gain Favor With Employers And Employees

The recently published State of Employee Benefits 2018 Regional Edition from Benefitfocus provided a number of insights on the rise of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) in the workplace. Through an analysis of actual open enrollment data from ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Math Behind Reducing Blood Testing

This week's Whiteboard Wednesday session is on the math behind reducing blood testing and why employers should not conduct broad-based blood testing via biometric screenings.  Whiteboard Wednesday videos are meant to be short so this one focuses on ...
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