The Wellable Blog

Study: Overload, Trust Remain Challenges For Online Health Info Seekers

The good part of the internet is that it provides access to all sorts of information.  The bad part of the internet is that it provides access to all sorts of information.  The latter statement could be considered an informal finding of Weber ...
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Survey Highlights Benefits Employees Find Most Financially Beneficial

A survey from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) showed that 80% of Americans would rather accept a job with benefits, such as health insurance and a retirement plan, than take a job without benefits, even if it paid 30% more.  This is an ...
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The 4 Types Of Health Care Consumers

A study from Deloitte Health Solutions describes the U.S. health system as the “Wild West” that is comprised of four types of unique consumers, each of which possesses unique characteristics and propensities to engage with healthcare technology.  ...
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Study: Paid Sick Leave Tied To Lower Employee Stress

A prior blog post highlighted a study that demonstrated how high levels of cortisol, which is a byproduct of stress, can impair cognitive ability. It was one way to show why employers should care about employee stress, as it directly impacts the ...
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Study: Stress Impairs Cognitive Ability

A study published in Neurology, the most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal, discovered an interesting connection between cognitive performance and levels of cortisol.  Cortisol is a “stress hormone” that is produced by the ...
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Study: Flexible Work Schedules Can Harm Employees

As the objective of improving employee wellness becomes increasingly more prevalent amongst employers, the workforce is beginning to see a variety of initiatives implemented with the intent of mitigating stress in the workplace. Countless research ...
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Study: Fitbit Data Correlates With Patient Performance Status

Patient performance status (PS) helps shape prognosis and determine the best treatment for a patient with cancer.  Specifically, PS is a score that estimates a patient’s ability to perform certain activities of daily living (ADLs) without the help ...
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Study: Cash, Goal Setting, & Wearable Device Increase Activity Levels

Employee wellness programs often provide participants with financial incentives, such as cash, the ability to set personal goals, or wearable devices for tracking activity. Unfortunately, many employee wellness programs do not include all three of ...
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Survey: Company Loyalty Linked To Impact Of Benefits On Personal Lives

New data suggests that delivering a paycheck and “standard” benefits is no longer enough to retain employees. According to the Global Employee Benefits Watch report from Thomsons Online Benefits, employees want to feel personally cared about. ...
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Study: HDHPs Gain Favor With Employers And Employees

The recently published State of Employee Benefits 2018 Regional Edition from Benefitfocus provided a number of insights on the rise of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) in the workplace. Through an analysis of actual open enrollment data from ...
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