The Wellable Blog

Skeptical Employees Fail To Use Increased Benefits During COVID-19

Over the last several months, many companies have reevaluated and revamped their employee benefits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers now find themselves with access to increased time off, flexible work options, support for caregivers, and ...
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Survey: Quarter Of Women May Scale Back Careers

The 2020 Women in the Workplace report highlights how women, especially women of color, have been disproportionately been impacted by COVID-19. They are more likely to have been laid off or furloughed as well as three times as likely as working ...
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Importance Of Employee Benefits Accelerates Due To Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to accelerate existing trends in the workplace. First, it was digitization and remote work, and now, with open enrollment upon us, it is the importance of benefits. Benefits and perks are becoming increasingly important ...
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USPSTF: No Support For Vitamin D Screenings

In a draft recommendation statement, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) found that the current evidence is inadequate to recommend screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults. The findings are based ...
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Community Well-Being Rankings By State (US)

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Sharecare released a set of three indices to measure population health by state: the (i) Community Well-Being Index (CWBI), (ii) Social Determinants of Health Index (SDOHi), and Well-Being Index ...
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E-Cigarettes ≠ Superior Smoking Cessation Aid

Regular tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. While it is unclear exactly how many chemicals are in e-cigarettes, there’s almost no doubt that they expose users to fewer toxic chemicals than traditional cigarettes. ...
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Home Office Stipends Gain Traction For Remote Workers

As more companies commit to allowing employees to work from home indefinitely or well into 2021, they must learn to address a new set of challenges and opportunities that arise. From loss of popular on-site benefits, such as access to fitness ...
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Benefits Alone Cannot Improve Employee Well-Being

A study from The Well-being Lab at George Mason University found incredible insights on the current state of well-being in American workplaces as well as actionable things employers can do to help employees thrive and manage struggles. Contrary to ...
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Survey: Workers Conceal Mental Health Issues From Employers

Despite the progress made in destigmatizing mental health issues and pursuing positive emotional wellness goals, there is still work to be done. This year, Aetna International surveyed over a thousand workers across the US, UK, Singapore, and the ...
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Shortcomings Of COVID-19 Screenings Create Challenges For Opening Offices

Since the COVID-19 pandemic took off, companies have been frantically adjusting work operations to accommodate employee safety while keeping their business sustainable. For many industries, particularly white-collar jobs, this has resulted in ...
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