The Wellable Blog

Fitbit’s Newest Activity Trackers Target Corporate Wellness Market

Fitbit quietly launched two new wearable activity trackers last week, but consumers will not be able to find these trackers in the local sporting goods or big box electronics stores. The new Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Inspire HR trackers are designed ...
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Top Employee Financial Wellness Programs

According to Wellable’s annual 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report, financial wellness is the area of employee well-being programs where employers are expecting to increase investment the most, with 68% of companies planning to increase ...
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Study: Caregiving Crisis Impacting Employee Productivity

Two researchers from Harvard Business School released a study that suggests employers are largely underestimating a “caregiving crisis” that impacts their bottom line.  A caregiver is an employee who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, ...
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Survey: Wellness Programs Linked To Employee Retention, Even For ...

Employee retention is often cited as one of the top value-on-investment (VOI) metrics that companies use to measure the contributions of their employee wellness program.  The best way for employers to measure their success with employee retention is ...
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Population Health And Climate Change

Climate change isn't just a matter of keeping the planet habitable for future generations or merely a topic for environmentalists. Climate change has very real health risks for individuals across the globe, which makes it bad for business and an ...
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73% Of Employees Consider Wellness Benefits When Choosing Employer

The tightening labor market is forcing employers to create rich benefit plans to attract and retain the best talent.  After standard benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans, the ecosystem for secondary benefits is expansive.  Since ...
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More Employers Encouraging Employees To Work When They Feel Awake

Flexible work schedules are becoming more common in modern workplaces.  According to the 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report, 30% of employers view flexible work schedules as a top three solution to address mental health issues for ...
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Consumer Reports: Not All Medical Screenings Are Created Equal

The title of this post should come as no surprise since Consumer Reports is primarily using U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidance, which has long suggested that Americans and employers are over-screening.  The USPSTF is an ...
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2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report

The arrival of the new year means the release of Wellable’s annual 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report.  As was the case in prior versions, the goal of the report is to quantify and better understand the wellness strategy companies are ...
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HDHPs Enrollees More Engaged, Financially Stable

A report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald & Associates highlights the behavior and attitudes of health care consumers with high deductible health plans (HDHPs). The report shows that consumers of HDHP are more ...
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