The Wellable Blog

Study: Opioid Crisis Cost U.S. Employers $702B

A study published by the American Action Forum (AAF), a conservative think tank, found the opioid crisis caused the American economy to lose nearly a million workers, 12.1 billion work hours, and $702 billion.  The study reviewed the impact the ...
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Loneliness: The Next Employee Wellness Frontier

Loneliness should be as important to managers and executives as it is to therapists.  According to a survey of U.S. adults, more than 70% of Americans feel a sense of loneliness, with nearly a third (31%) experiencing loneliness at least once a ...
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HDHP Use Flattens, HSAs May Become More Attractive

For employers and organizations currently using or thinking about adopting high deductible health plans (HDHPs), lots of news came out last week that is worth noting.  Although HDHPs have seen incredible growth since 2005, many industry ...
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Leadership Communication, Not Just Support, Delivers Wellness Engagement

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) released the “A Closer Look: 2018 Workplace Wellness Trends” report, which found certain initiatives are more popular in successful wellness programs when compared to initiatives offered ...
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Baby Boomers Interested In Student Debt Benefits

The growing student debt crisis is often thought of as a problem associated with millennials, and as such, employers make the common mistake of assuming student debt benefits will only appeal to a limited number of employees. Baby boomers, many of ...
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Happiness Course Becomes Yale's Most Popular Class

Psyc 157, Psychology and the Good Life… This is the name of a class offered at Yale University this spring semester that focuses on teaching students how to lead a happier, more satisfying life. A few days after registration opened, the course had ...
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Study: Average Healthcare Spenders More Likely To Participate In Wellness ...

Despite offering the greatest benefits to the most unhealthy employees, a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that individuals in the middle of the healthcare spending range were the most likely to participate in ...
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Survey: 61% Of Employees Dissatisfied With Wellness Program

According to the 2017/2018 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey from Willis Towers Watson, there is a divergence of opinions between employers and employees on whether or not wellness programs improve employee health. Fifty-two percent of employers ...
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90% Of Employees Prefer Vacation Days, Bonus Over Holiday Party

Welcome to 2018!  With the holiday season behind us, its time for employers to embark on a new year filled with goals and objectives that need to be met.  Before they do, it may be wise to look backwards and rethink their big investment in the ...
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5 Employee Benefit Trends In 2018

The new year is quickly approaching, which means it’s list season. The list below comes from U.S. News & World Report and identifies the five employee benefits trends human resource professionals should keep an eye out for in 2018.
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