The Wellable Blog

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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6 Employee Wellness Challenge Ideas Your Colleagues Won’t Hate

Employee wellness programs continue to move from being a nice perk to a must-have for companies looking to recruit the best talent. It is not a surprise that more companies are investing in wellness initiatives to encourage employees to stay healthy.
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Apple Prioritizes Digital Well-being In iOS 12

Last month, Google announced a new suite of tools for its latest Android platform to help users better manage their screen time.  The features included enhanced do not disturb functionality and time limits on apps.  On Monday, Apple, at its ...
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Survey: Company Loyalty Linked To Impact Of Benefits On Personal Lives

New data suggests that delivering a paycheck and “standard” benefits is no longer enough to retain employees. According to the Global Employee Benefits Watch report from Thomsons Online Benefits, employees want to feel personally cared about. ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: New EEOC Wellness Rules

With the U.S. District Court’s decision to vacate the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) wellness rule effective January 1, 2019, employers are rightfully scrambling to determine how to react and what the rule revisions mean for ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Should Employers Offer Genetic Testing?

This week’s Whiteboard Wednesday session focuses on genetic testing for employee wellness programs.  Already popular in the consumer market, genetic disease risk screening is entering employee benefits.  A number of employers, including Levi ...
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