The Wellable Blog

With Reopening Plans Underway, Employers Shouldn’t Leave Out Benefits ...

In May, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business operations, the IRS issued a notice giving employers the option to allow employees to make changes to their health insurance plans and benefits enrollment. Typically, employees have to ...
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USPSTF Recommends Hypertension Screening for All Adults

  • 07.06.2020
Hypertension is one of the most common physical health issues today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all American adults struggle with high blood pressure. With that in mind, it’s no surprise the US ...
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Why Higher Salaries Aren’t Creating Happier Employees

  • 07.01.2020
Salary is, understandably, one of the most important factors employees look at when applying for a new job. Not only that, salaries alone influence many people’s choices when it comes to their education and career paths. While there is no denying ...
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Study: Commercial Apps, Rewards Programs Linked With Increased Activity ...

  • 06.29.2020
As smartphone technology advances and wearable devices become more ubiquitous, a growing number of people have access to fitness tracking apps and tools to monitor their physical activity. Many wellness programs seek to utilize these technologies ...
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Long Live The Water Cooler Conversation: One Shortcoming Of Remote Work 

What is often considered a harmless distraction for office workers may actually be providing some long-neglected wellness and productivity benefits. As more and more jobs offer remote work options, the daily social ritual of small talk or “water ...
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EEOC Announces New Rules For Wellness Program Incentives

On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted in favor of a proposed rule regarding incentives in employer wellness programs. This new proposal clarifies the level of incentives employers may legally offer in their ...
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Study: Tobacco Cessation Programs Need More Than Behavioral Interventions

  • 06.17.2020
For many employers, one of the most substantial ways they can improve their employee’s health is by helping them quit smoking. Giving up tobacco can help workers live longer, healthier lives while improving their productivity and reducing time lost ...
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Amazon Sued Over COVID-19 Employee Safety Concerns

For many employers right now, it isn’t just health fears or financial concerns alone that are driving their work policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some worry about legal risks, should a worker become sick or a spread of the illness begins in ...
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CDC Releases Reopening Recommendations For Office Spaces

  • 06.10.2020
Communities across the country are in the process of lifting restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. The majority of these initial reopening phases have focused on how service-oriented businesses (such as restaurants, salons, and recreation centers ...
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Survey: Only Half of Americans Plan To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

As researchers across the world work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, community leaders are hopeful that its creation may help facilitate an easier and quicker transition back to “normal life” while minimizing the effects of the virus’s continued ...
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