The Wellable Blog

Study: Fitbit Data Correlates With Patient Performance Status

Patient performance status (PS) helps shape prognosis and determine the best treatment for a patient with cancer.  Specifically, PS is a score that estimates a patient’s ability to perform certain activities of daily living (ADLs) without the help ...
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Meditation Kept Thai Boys Calm In Cave

Last week, 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, who had been trapped in a cave for more than two weeks,were rescued one-by-one by Thai Navy SEALs.  When they were first discovered by British divers, they were reportedly meditating.  The widely ...
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No Action From EEOC On Wellness Regulations

The current wellness regulations sunset in January 2019, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has employers guessing “what’s next” by making no moves to institute new ones.  Before diving into what this means for employers, a ...
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Wellness, Perks Comprise Trending Benefit List

According to a list from Employee Benefit News on 15 trending workplace benefits, employee wellness and perks continue to take center stage. Below is the full list of trending benefits, and the eight highlighted in bold show that more than 50% of ...
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Employers Begin To Question HDHPs

According to a survey by the National Business Group on Health, 39% of large employers offer only high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to employees for health insurance, which is up from 7% in 2009.  The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that half of ...
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Survey: Wellness Programs Increased Productivity, Reduced Sick Days

UnitedHealthcare recently published the results to its annual Wellness Check Up Survey.  The results provide a number of insights on the value of wellness programs for employers.  Most notably, 62% of employees with wellness programs felt their ...
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Employee Wellness Lessons From Amazon's Choice For JV CEO

Last week, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced that Dr. Atul Gawande will be the leader of their new health care venture. Dr. Gawande is a Harvard-trained surgeon at one of the most acclaimed hospitals in the country, Brigham ...
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Study: Cash, Goal Setting, & Wearable Device Increase Activity Levels

Employee wellness programs often provide participants with financial incentives, such as cash, the ability to set personal goals, or wearable devices for tracking activity. Unfortunately, many employee wellness programs do not include all three of ...
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Continuous Financial Wellness Programs Most Effective

Numerous surveys and reports, including Wellable’s 2018 Wellness Industry Trends research, identify financial wellness as a key area of focus for employers looking to improve the overall health and well-being of their employees. Most employers ...
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Podcast: Leah Weiss On How Purpose & Mindfulness Build Better Organizations

Work has long been associated with stress and pressure because the workplace is where people come to grind, give their all, and unfortunately, burn out. Many employees cope by disengaging from their job, which is becoming the latest workplace ...
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