The Wellable Blog

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 Wellness Challenges Employees 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. As such, more companies are investing in wellness initiatives to encourage employees to stay healthy. Also, in the ...
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Should Employers Offer Genetic Testing?

Already popular in the consumer market, genetic disease risk screening is entering employee benefits.  A number of employers, including Levi Strauss, Salesforce, and SAP, offer employees free genetic screening to assess hereditary risks for certain ...
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Survey: Financial Wellness Programs And Wellness Incentives Growing

The 9th annual Health and Well-being Survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) provides unique insights on corporate wellness trends, especially for those employers looking to remain competitive from a ...
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Study: Employee Perception Of Wellness Programs Improving

Every year, the Consumer Health Mindset Study explores new and emerging topics related to the health mindset of consumers to help employers create effective benefits strategies.  Part of the analysis revisits topics from previous years to identify ...
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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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