The Wellable Blog

Study: Average Healthcare Spenders More Likely To Participate In Wellness ...

Despite offering the greatest benefits to the most unhealthy employees, a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that individuals in the middle of the healthcare spending range were the most likely to participate in ...
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Survey: 61% Of Employees Dissatisfied With Wellness Program

According to the 2017/2018 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey from Willis Towers Watson, there is a divergence of opinions between employers and employees on whether or not wellness programs improve employee health. Fifty-two percent of employers ...
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90% Of Employees Prefer Vacation Days, Bonus Over Holiday Party

Welcome to 2018!  With the holiday season behind us, its time for employers to embark on a new year filled with goals and objectives that need to be met.  Before they do, it may be wise to look backwards and rethink their big investment in the ...
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5 Employee Benefit Trends In 2018

The new year is quickly approaching, which means it’s list season. The list below comes from U.S. News & World Report and identifies the five employee benefits trends human resource professionals should keep an eye out for in 2018.
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Health Saving Account (HSA) As A Retirement Account

The Sad Math Of Retirement Healthcare Spending On average, a 65-year old couple retiring today needs $275,000 to fund future healthcare expenses, according to Fidelity Investments. According to JP Morgan, healthcare expenses increase approximately ...
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Survey: Majority Of Recent Graduates Would Accept Salary Cut For Student ...

As the second leading form of debt in the United States, student loans are a significant source of stress for a number of employees, which explains the findings from a recent survey of 2013 to 2017 graduates conducted by Millennial Personal Finance. ...
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Exercise Helps Employees Socialize And Accomplish More

Exercise has been shown to protect against chronic diseases, improve moods, and enhance memory. Despite not needing additional reasons to promote physical activity, employers can now add more socializing and higher goal attainment to the list. ...
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Top 3 Benefits For Working Mothers

Companies offering policies friendly to working mothers make a positive impact on the lives of their female employees and their families. These happier employees lead to more productive outcomes in the office. These companies also benefit from a ...
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Victories Beyond The Scale: Boosting Engagement While Avoiding “Biggest ...

When planning a wellness program, many organizers and participants fall into the trap of focusing on numbers on the scale. Weight loss challenges such as “Biggest Loser” or “Dieting For Dollars” are widely popular, despite extensive research on ...
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Study: Group Fitness More Effective Than Individual Workouts

A famous African proverb teaches that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Although this philosophy was probably not on the mind of researchers from University of New England, the saying rings true in their ...
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