The Wellable Blog

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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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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Number Of $1M+ Medical Bills Increased 87%

According to a report from Sun Life Financial, the number of patients with claims that exceeded $1 million grew from 104 to 194 between 2014 and 2017, reflecting a 87% growth rate. The total spending on such claims grew to $935 million. In the press ...
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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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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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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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