The Wellable Blog

Study: Early Workplace Intervention Could Be Key to Diabetes Prevention

A new study reveals that certain occupations have up to a three-times-higher risk of developing diabetes. The Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm recently published results of a study that examined diabetes ...
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Survey: Employers Eye Employee-Centric Health Benefits To Stay Competitive

A survey published by Harvard Business Review and League reveals that 77% of employers surveyed believe that offering “innovative” health benefits to employees is a key factor in competing for workers in a tight job market. Of the 238 employers ...
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Study: More Employers Than Ever Planning To Increase Investment In ...

A recent study by Optum reveals that more than twice as many employers than ten years ago are looking to increase their investments in employee health and wellness. The 10th Annual Wellness in the Workplace study surveyed 544 employers with between ...
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Zappos Brings Music To Employee Wellness Program

In partnership with legendary guitar maker Fender, Zappos now offers employees an exciting new wellness benefit. The program is called Strum for the Sole, and it gives more than 1,500 employees access to an onsite “jam room” at its Las Vegas ...
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HDHP-Only Plans Continue Decline At Large Employers

For the second year in a row, fewer large employers are offering high-deductible health plans (HDHP) as the only option for employees. National Business Group on Health's Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey found that in 2020, 25% of large ...
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Employee Wellness Market To Grow to $61.7B By 2026

Corporate wellness programs are growing, not just in the United States, but around the world, and the forecast is for that trend to continue. A study by Transparency Market Research predicts that the global market for corporate wellness services ...
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Millennials Want Holistic Wellness Support From Employers

At 92 million strong, millennials are the largest generation ever in the United States. They now make up the largest generation in the workplace, with one in three employees born between 1980 and 2000.  This means their opinions and concerns about ...
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Caregivers Need Wellness Too

When employers think about wellness benefits, they usually have their employees’ well-being in mind.  They often think about employee health in terms of actions, such as being more physically active or eating better, an individual can take to ...
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Survey: Despite Benefits, Employees Are Taking Less Vacations

Dedication to work is a good quality for employees, but taking time off for leisure is critical for their health and company success.  This is why employers should take their vacation policy and its utilization into consideration when thinking about ...
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Movie, Life Insurance Test Provide Friendly Reminder Not To Screen ...

In the newly released movie, The Farewell, everyone in the family knows that the matriarch, Nai Nai, only has three months to live—except Nai Nai. The family decides not to tell Nai Nai so she won’t be worried. To see her one last time before she ...
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