The Wellable Blog

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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Survey: Leadership Support Impacts Employee Wellness Programs

For administrators of and participants in employee wellness programs, leadership support has long been believed to be a critical and low-cost driver of engagement.  Although this concept is widely known and understood, it is nice to have some data ...
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Survey: Americans Less Concerned About Finances In 2019

Despite the recent performance in the stock market and talks of a looming recession in the coming year, Americans are less focused on their finances.  According to the New Year’s Resolution Study from Allianz Life Insurance Company, fewer Americans ...
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Study: iPhone Step Tracking Accurate, Distance Not So Much

Although wearable devices offer a number of benefits, cost often makes them prohibitive for employees to purchase on their own and companies to subsidize part or all of the price for employees.  As such, many wellness technology platforms, including ...
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