The Wellable Blog

The 4 Types Of Health Care Consumers

A study from Deloitte Health Solutions describes the U.S. health system as the “Wild West” that is comprised of four types of unique consumers, each of which possesses unique characteristics and propensities to engage with healthcare technology.  ...
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Google, Facebook Drop Forced Arbitration In Harassment Cases

Two weeks ago, more than 20,000 Google employees staged a walkout in protest to how the company chose to pay millions of dollars in exit packages to male executives accused of misconduct while staying silent about the transgressions.  In response to ...
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Study: Social Media Use Tied To Depression And Loneliness

It’s been a little more than a month since World Mental Health Day (October 10).  In the spirit of fulfilling the goal of the day, Wellable wrote a four-part series to increases awareness on mental health in the workplace.  A new study on the ...
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Study: Paid Sick Leave Tied To Lower Employee Stress

A prior blog post highlighted a study that demonstrated how high levels of cortisol, which is a byproduct of stress, can impair cognitive ability. It was one way to show why employers should care about employee stress, as it directly impacts the ...
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Study: Stress Impairs Cognitive Ability

A study published in Neurology, the most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal, discovered an interesting connection between cognitive performance and levels of cortisol.  Cortisol is a “stress hormone” that is produced by the ...
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HDHPs Losing Favor Amongst Employers

According to research from three organizations, employers are beginning to slow enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and, in some cases, reinstate more traditional plans. This is likely the result of the tightening labor market that ...
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39% Of Large Employers Offer $151-$500 In Wellness Incentives

Every year, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) releases their Employer Health Benefits Survey, which provides current information about employer-sponsored health benefits.  This year's report is full of important findings, from increases in health ...
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How Employers Can Improve Employee Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), October 10 is World Mental Health Day.  The goal of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.  Every year has a unique ...
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Study: Flexible Work Schedules Can Harm Employees

As the objective of improving employee wellness becomes increasingly more prevalent amongst employers, the workforce is beginning to see a variety of initiatives implemented with the intent of mitigating stress in the workplace. Countless research ...
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Why Employers Should Care About Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), October 10 is World Mental Health Day.  The goal of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.  Every year has a unique ...
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