The Wellable Blog

8 Benefits Companies Should Drop (Or Update)

Businesses are always searching for the Holy Grail of benefits that will entice prospective employees to join the company and will keep current employees invested and happy. Beyond the basics of medical and dental insurance, companies offer ...
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Ocean Spray Waives Employee Behavioral Health Copays

Ocean Spray, the producer of cranberry juice, sauces, and other products, announced it will eliminate employee copays for mental health benefits starting in July 2019. Susan French, Senior Manager of Benefits and Wellness for the Company, said this ...
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Employee Satisfaction With Health Plans Improving, Still Room To Grow

It’s commonly thought that employees are increasingly dissatisfied with their healthcare plan, but a new survey suggests this may not be the case. The J.D. Power 2019 Commercial Member Health Plan Study asked nearly 29,000 commercial health plan ...
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Genetic Testing As A Wellness Benefit?

Companies are looking at innovative offerings as part of their wellness programs. Genetic testing is one that is gaining some traction. The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) reported that last year, 18% of organizations offered genetic ...
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Google Study: Remote Workers Just As Productive But Lonely

Even as employees push for the ability to work remotely, some companies resist, concerned that employees who don’t come to the office on a regular basis are less productive. A recent study of Google employees eases that fear but raises an additional ...
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HSA Growth Highlights Employees’ Desire For Financial Wellness

The number of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) is growing rapidly, with no signs of slowing down. According to research firm Devenir’s year-end HSA report, by the end of 2018, the number of HSAs grew to 25 million, a 13% increase from the previous ...
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Survey: Wellness Programs Receiving More Investment, Expanding Globally

When employees are healthy, businesses perform better. Numerous studies have shown the impact employee wellness has on overall corporate success, and businesses are taking notice. A recent survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business ...
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Employee Wellness Benefits Winners and Losers

Companies that want to attract and retain employees are pumping up their benefits offerings, but as new generations of employees enter the workforce and as current employees’ needs change, the benefits that were once popular can become less so, as ...
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Emerging Benefits Employees Want Most

Companies keep coming up with time-saving benefits to help employees. Valet services, on-site dry cleaners, and concierge services are all well and good, but a new study suggests that employees don’t want perks that save time as much as they want ...
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Employers Not Prepared For Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis has reached the workplace, but employers are not ready. The impact of the opioid crisis in the country is staggering. From 1999 to 2017, nearly 400,000 people in the U.S. died from opioid-related overdoses, and half of those deaths ...
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