The Wellable Blog

HDHPs Enrollees More Engaged, Financially Stable

A report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald & Associates highlights the behavior and attitudes of health care consumers with high deductible health plans (HDHPs). The report shows that consumers of HDHP are more ...
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Survey: Leadership Support Impacts Employee Wellness Programs

For administrators of and participants in employee wellness programs, leadership support has long been believed to be a critical and low-cost driver of engagement.  Although this concept is widely known and understood, it is nice to have some data ...
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Survey: Americans Less Concerned About Finances In 2019

Despite the recent performance in the stock market and talks of a looming recession in the coming year, Americans are less focused on their finances.  According to the New Year’s Resolution Study from Allianz Life Insurance Company, fewer Americans ...
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Flexible Schedules, Remote Work And Employee Loneliness

Earlier this year, Wellable wrote about loneliness being the next employee wellness frontier, with, at the time, a survey suggesting more than 70% of Americans feeling a sense of loneliness and nearly a third (31%) experiencing loneliness at least ...
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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

Established by 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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