The Wellable Blog

USPSTF All Adults Should Be Screened For Excessive Alcohol Use

United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is "an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services."  ...
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Unwell Employees Cost U.S. Employers $530B In Lost Productivity

Many employers across the world are finalizing budgets for the coming year, and for some human resource professionals, this includes justifying the investment in employee wellness programs.  Fortunately, new research from the Integrated Benefits ...
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Google, Facebook Drop Forced Arbitration In Harassment Cases

Two weeks ago, more than 20,000 Google employees staged a walkout in protest to how the company chose to pay millions of dollars in exit packages to male executives accused of misconduct while staying silent about the transgressions.  In response to ...
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HDHPs Losing Favor Amongst Employers

According to research from three organizations, employers are beginning to slow enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and, in some cases, reinstate more traditional plans. This is likely the result of the tightening labor market that ...
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Benefits Over Wage Growth For U.S. Employees

With the U.S. unemployment rate at a historic low, domestic workers should be experiencing wage growth that is commensurate with a tightening labor market. However, this is not the case, as there seems to be another form of compensation in favor. ...
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Mental Health In The Workplace

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), October 10 is World Mental Health Day.  The goal of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. Every year has a unique ...
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Fitbit Enters Digital Health Coaching Business

Health coaching has been gaining traction among employers. According to Wellable’s 2018 Wellness Industry Trends report, 76% of brokers reported that employers would invest the same or more in health coaching services this year, with large employers ...
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Best New England Farm Shares For Healthy Employee Diets

Due to the widespread availability and convenience of junk food in workplaces, office employees have notoriously unhealthy diets, an occurrence that threatens individual health and workplace productivity. This trend suggests that employers should ...
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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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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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