Product Updates

Wellable is constantly investing in and improving the experience it delivers to participants and program administrators.  Learn about the newest features and latest updates to make sure you get the most out of your Wellable program and achieve desired organizational wellness goals.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your Wellable Account Manager to learn more about any of the topics below and/or to share feedback for new features you would like to see.

Q2 2019

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It’s always been easy to implement one of Wellable’s turnkey challenges. Now, it just got even easier.  Wellable’s new challenge creation wizard will make getting a challenge set up for launch as easy as tracking steps.  The wizard can create a new challenge, including all the communications, with less than a minute (yes, that’s right) of work.  These challenges can also be customized to be individual or team as well as have custom start dates and durations.
These new developments are hard to see but easy to experience.  Wellable spent time this quarter cleaning up code, launching servers, creating new processes, and more.  The end result is a faster, more reliable product that makes the user and admin experience ever more delightful.  This work is also the foundation of what will be a major new addition next quarter – the launch of a newly designed site.  The new site design will be followed by the launch of new mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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Wellable continues to expand to new domains of employee well-being and engagement.  Say hello to the latest addition, the Vacation Exploration Challenge.  Enjoying time off is extremely beneficial for health and well-being! During this physical activity challenge, participants enjoy a virtual vacation – earning Wellable Points to explore four unique and popular vacation destinations around the globe. On this educational journey, participants will learn about health benefits associated with taking time off, different ways to spend a vacation (it doesn’t always mean traveling!), and fun facts and health tips about each of the destinations visited during their travels.

Q1 2019

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Wellable customers are the best!  They comprise a group of dedicated and passionate people that want to make their work environments a place where employees thrive.  Wellable wants to support the sharing of best practices, ideas, and policies for employee wellness, which is the goal of the Wellable Community.  It will allow wellness administrators from across the world connect online with other individuals running Wellable programs to help everyone develop and implement successful programs. The challenges one company experiences trying to build a wellness program may not be that dissimilar to another company.  The sharing of these experiences will help everyone learn from each other!
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This quarter, Wellable began the process of creating a library of on-demand, proprietary content that can be used by employees independently or as part of a Wellness Challenge.  Wellness Challenges customers now have access to a guided meditation series designed to help employees learn the practice of meditation.  Each of the ten sessions builds upon each other as the participant begins to build the skills and stamina to practice meditation on their own.  Wellable also produced a six-part video series on the importance of sleep and ways to improve sleep hygiene for a better night’s rest.  This series pairs perfectly with the Sleep Tight Tonight Challenge.  Ask your Account Manager on how to access the content!
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Wellable continues to expand to new domains of employee well-being and engagement.  Say hello to the latest addition, the Sleep Tight Tonight Challenge.  Sleep plays an important role in physical, mental, and emotional health, and as a result, making small tweaks to sleep hygiene can have a big impact on overall well-being.  During the Sleep Tight Tonight Challenge, participants will learn the importance of a good night’s rest and ways to practice healthy sleep habits.  This challenge provides participants with a fun and effective way to work towards healthier sleep and feel rested and refreshed in the process.

Q4 2018

EX-resizeSixty-eight percent of smokers want to quit, and with the significant impact smoking has on health and productivity, employers should provide resources to help them cut the habit.  This is why Wellable is proud to announce its partnership with the EX Program.  Developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, the EX Program is an interactive, self-paced, guided quit plan provides the specialized support tobacco users need for the behavioral, social, and physical aspects of tobacco addiction.  Participants receive a personalized quit plan, an online community for support, live coaching via chat, text messaging, and nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges).  The pricing is based on active participants, so employers can offer it as a benefit to all employees and only pay for those individuals who are ready to quit and enroll in the program.

Wellable Archived DashboardWellable has always understood the importance of measuring the performance of a wellness program.  It serves as a means to improve the program over time as well as a way to demonstrate the value of a program to company leadership.  To improve the way it helps employers measure wellness program success, Wellable launched an enhanced Wellable Admin Dashboard.  In addition to being able to archive older Dashboards, the new analytics expands the scope of what is being measure.  If there are analytics you would like to see, do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager and offer some suggestions.

New Year Solutions ChallengeWellable continues to expand to new domains of employee well-being and engagement.  Say hello to this latest addition, the New Year Solutions Challenge!  The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect, refresh, and look ahead.  The start of January goes hand-in-hand with the widely held tradition of making a New Year’s resolution, but many find that achieving new goals and making them stick can be tricky.  The challenge is about kickstarting healthy behaviors and setting goals and intentions to work towards throughout the year.  In addition to focusing on activity and nutrition awareness, tips and resources for creating S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely) goals help participants set thoughtful, personal goals for the upcoming year – their New Year Solutions.

Q3 2018

Admin TrainingWellable launched a new online training module for Wellable Admins, and it doesn’t just benefit new customers.  If a new administrator takes over your program or if you would like a refresher on all that Wellable has to offer, you can run through the online training on-demand. It even includes fun, interactive quizzes to make sure important features and skills don’t get overlooked.  To supplement the training, Wellable Account Managers are always available to help you achieve your employee wellness vision!

Help CenterWith a robust Admin Help Center and tooltips inside the Admin Account, you have immediate and easy access to resources that will make the execution of your program hassle-free.  The Help Center includes on-demand information to all the important questions you may have.  Spoiler Alert: Wellable is also in the process of launching a Wellable Online Community, so employers can share questions, best practices, and other helpful resources to make the most of their Wellable program.  Stay tuned!

Wellable made it easy to create new emails by allowing you to copy existing communications with the click of a button.  Although it is unclear why challenge creation did not have the same feature (sorry!), it is no longer a problem.  With a simple click, you can copy over the challenge you worked so hard to create, make a few edits (if your heart so desires), and launch a new challenge.

Team and OrgTeams are like teenagers, they are always changing.  This new feature makes it easy to add or remove members of a team or organization (e.g., division, department, location, etc.) by creating pre-populated and searchable options based on the existing teams and organizations that are part of a specific challenge.  This will make managing teams during a challenge lightning fast.  Don’t forget, you will always have the ability to update teams and organizations in bulk!

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Wellable continues to expand to new domains of employee well-being and engagement.  Say hello to this latest addition, the Sustainability Challenge!  The simple goal of sustainability is to create and maintain an environment where humans and nature can exist in productive harmony.  In an effort to support long-term ecological balance, the Sustainability Challenge provides participants with an opportunity to focus on both their personal well-being by engaging in physical activity and the well-being of the planet by learning how to easily incorporate sustainable practices into their everyday lives.

Q2 2018

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Save time with Wellable’s new Image Library!  With the Image Library, you will have quicker access to and easier management of graphics that will increase the visual appeal of communications and improve engagement through program awareness.  In addition to being able to upload and use your own images, you will have access to a Wellable Images folder, which will include a number ready-to-use graphics to get you started.

The Image Library is located within the module to create or edit Communications (Email and Bulletin Board) in your Wellable Admin Account.  You will be able to see the option to access Image Library when you select Insert/Edit Image.  Click here to learn more about how to use the Image Library.

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Wellness challenge leaderboards are a great way to motivate participants and encourage healthy competition!  Raise the stakes by allowing participants to view the leaderboard with just individuals and teams from their “organization,” which can be any subgroup within your company (e.g., division, department, location, etc.).  Whether you are running an individual or team wellness challenge, you can assign participants to organizations in your Wellable Admin Account, which will enable them to have access to organization-specific leaderboards.

Pro tip: Highlight this new feature in your next wellness challenge by organizing teams by department or division.  For some added motivation, get leadership involved by designating them as team captains!

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Within Communications, you will now have access to the new Bulletin Board feature.  The Bulletin Board in a place in Wellable User Accounts to host challenge details, health and wellness information, upcoming events, and anything else that you might like employees to know about!  Think of it as your own little wellness website!  Whether you want to promote a current challenge or provide details about an upcoming health fair, the Bulletin Board is the place to communicate details that employees should know.  

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This feature is great news for avid Apple Health users!  The WellSync app, which allows Wellable users to connect Apple Health, will now automated to sync Apple Health data.  This means employees no longer have to manually sync to make sure their data is in Wellable.  To take advantage of this recent upgrade, participants should make sure they have downloaded the latest version of the WellSync app.   Push notifications must be turned on and the user must be signed in to WellSync in order for the auto-sync to occur.  To confirm push notifications are on, participants can go into their iPhone settings and turn on “Allow Notifications” for WellSync. Users will receive a push notification confirming a successful sync on the first sync of the day.  WellSync will continue to auto-sync throughout the day but will not notify users of these successful syncs.