The Wellable Blog

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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Report: Pricing Top Criteria For Employers Selecting Wellness Vendors

As the economy continues to show strength and with unemployment at its lowest point in years, finding and retaining quality employees is becoming more challenging. As a result, employers are expanding employee benefits, including health and wellness ...
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Wellable Research: 2018 Wellness Industry Trends Report

With new advancements in technology, constant regulatory changes, and a tightening labor market, employers must regularly evolve their wellness needs. Wellable’s first proprietary research (there will be more to come!) seeks to inform employers on ...
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Survey: Employers Overestimate Wellness Program Impact

According to a survey from Willis Towers Watson, there is a disconnect between employers and employees on the impact of employee wellness programs. Specifically, a majority of employers (56%) believe their well-being programs encourage employees to ...
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Survey: Employees Satisfied With Work-Life Balance Drops By One-Third

A survey from FlexJobs reports that, despite a greater focus from employers on work-life balance, the number of employees struggling with managing their professional and personal lives is increasing. Based on responses from more than 1,200 ...
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