The Wellable Blog

DOL: Employees Do Not Need To Be Compensated For Time Spent On Wellness ...

According to a recent Department of Labor (DOL) opinion letter, employers do not have to compensate employees for time spent participating in biometric screenings, wellness activities, and benefits fairs.  The opinion letter, which was issued in ...
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6 Movements To Reduce Back Pain For Office Employees

Why do so many office employees experience back pain? The answer ends up being pretty logical. They have consistently static postures, spending most of the day hunched over, seated, and leaning to one side. Compound this with all of the other ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Why Employers Should Support Expecting Parents

Despite its broad impact, parenthood is not widely discussed or supported at work. As a result, many current and expecting parents feel the pressure to choose lower paying positions or leave the workforce altogether in order to have more time to ...
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Sitting Correlated With Cognitive Decline

Cognitive impairment, inciting the onset of various dementias, persists to be a major health concern, plaguing over 16 million people in the United States alone. While lifestyle changes, including increased physical activity, continue to be the most ...
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And The Most Popular Employee Perk Is…Time

A survey of 1,227 working U.S. adults asked respondents to rank their top five popular work perks in order of preference.  For the purpose of the study, work perks were defined as non-insurance or retirement benefits.  Although the results were not ...
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5 Ways AI Will Shape The Future Of Employee Wellness

Considering the rapid advancement of technology and ever-increasing priority of employee wellbeing, it comes as no surprise that AI (artificial intelligence) is expected to shape the future of wellness in the workplace. This advanced technology has ...
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Components Of An Effective Financial Wellness Program

With recent evidence highlighting the considerable effect financial hardships have on employee wellness and workplace productivity, businesses are increasingly adopting workplace health initiatives to encompass financial wellness.  For employees, ...
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Type And Expectations Of Employee Wellness Programs Determine Their Value

As more employers consider launching formal employee wellness programs, academic research supporting and questioning the efficacy of these initiatives continue to grow. Likewise, skepticism regarding the methodologies used in the research ...
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The Desk Dilemma: Are Standing Desks Worth The Investment?

Standing and sit-stand desks seem to be the current rage in employee wellness. As an increasing number of jobs require employees to work at a computer, the perils of a sedentary lifestyle have emerged as a mainstream concern.  Employers are ...
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Survey: Significant Increase In Health Plan Costs For Small Employers

“Most small employers have faced increasing costs associated with their health plans, while suffering from a lack of leverage and resources to manage the costs.”  This is the opening line in an article covering some of the findings from Mercer’s ...
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