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.
The PWA is Wellable’s answer to the Health Risk Assessment (HRA). Rather than intrusive questions about an employee’s health, many of which they may not know, the PWA asks questions on an employee’s lifestyle across seven dimensions of health and well-being. Based on their responses, employees receive tailored educational content and feedback on ways to improve their health in that topic.
Previously, employers received access to aggregated, de-identified responses delivered via a data export. These analytics are being replaced with the PWA Dashboard, which captures all the data from the PWA and presents it in a way that creates actionable intelligence for the program coordinator. It is designed to help employers make smarter, more informed decisions about their wellness programming and meet the specific needs of their population.
To further expand its on-site and virtual food demonstration services, Wellable partnered with Plate Nextdoor to offer employers, health plans, and properties cultural and skill-based cooking, baking, and beverage classes. Plate Nextdoor has hosted numerous classes for Wellable’s clients, including a session on making Japanese Okonomiyaki (a savory pancake) as well as a Mardi Gras cooking party where participants learned about New Orleans’ cuisine and culture and its famous “Hurricane” cocktail. There is an entire calendar of virtual events by Plate Nextdoor planned for this year’s partnership with Wellable, with a focus on healthy cooking and holiday-themed events.
This isn’t a traditional product update, but it is a huge announcement, nonetheless. Wellable has always invested heavily in being a thought leader for the employee well-being industry, and in a further commitment to the cause, Wellable Labs was born. Wellable Labs is dedicated to advancing human capital management by reimagining the framework, norms, tools, and technologies industry professionals use to attract, retain, and enhance the performance of employees. As you adapt to meet the wants and needs of employees, differentiate yourself through a culture of health, and drive overall business success, there has never been a better or more necessary time to explore the intersection of engagement, well-being, benefits, and technology. Wellable Labs advances its mission with the help of tactical thinkers and visionary leaders delivering interactive content, proprietary research, thought leadership, and a robust community to question the status quo and transform the employee wellness industry.
What does this mean for Wellable partners? You will have access to regular webinars and content pieces on critical topics, such as regulatory updates and tax considerations for wellness rewards, as well as proprietary research that will help you make better wellness programming decisions. Also, Wellable Labs will ensure Account Managers are informed about the latest trends in employee well-being, ensuring you get the best counsel when designing your program.
In February 2020, Wellable acquired Chasing Nirvana Yoga to expand its footprint in properties and improve the health and well-being of more individuals. With the same goal in mind, Wellable proudly announced its partnership with HqO, the end-to-end operating system for commercial office buildings, to collaborate with more properties and landlords. HqO customers will now have direct access to Wellable’s comprehensive providers, alongside modules for increasing physical activity, achieving better sleep, reducing stress, and improving other areas of health and well-being such as happiness, purpose, and gratitude.
With COVID-19 closing many offices and limiting employee congregations, important events like employee health fairs had to be canceled, leaving a void in a critical service companies use to educate employees on benefits. Virtual Health Fairs fill this void by providing an opportunity for employees to learn about the different health and wellness benefits that are available to them as well as a chance to become more aware of their own health and well-being. While virtual fairs may be a new concept to many, the benefits of hosting an event that can be accessed globally are priceless. Wellable takes what appears to be a daunting task and assists in innovating and reformatting an on-site health fair into a fun, experiential virtual engagement opportunity.
Wellable continues to expand to new domains of employee well-being and engagement. Say hello to the latest addition, the Go For The Gold Challenge. Although the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are postponed until next summer, it doesn’t mean employees can’t be champions today! Inspired by the different events of the ancient Greek games, participants are taken on a historical journey to learn about and practice physical activity exercises that will have them moving like an Olympian—without ever stepping foot in the stadium. Through engaging “how-to” videos and fun facts, participants are encouraged to engage in creative weekly exercises that mimic the moves of Olympic competitors to achieve their personal best and go for the gold! All the exercises can be practiced anywhere and without equipment, so this challenge is great for employees stuck at home or without gyms because of COVID-19.
Wellable continues to expand to new domains of employee well-being and engagement. Say hello to the latest addition, the Purpose Challenge. The high level of meaning that purpose brings can positively impact overall wellness by contributing to both happiness and health. Through a mix of education and thoughtful activities, this challenge helps participants unlock the power of purpose to live life to the fullest! In addition to encouraging regular physical activity, participants are encouraged to complete five different Purpose Exercises, each designed to help them uncover their unique “why” and embody it daily for the benefit of their well-being.
This new feature will allow participants to earn Wellable Points for getting an annual physical or flu shot. To verify the completion of one of these activities, a participant will have their clinician complete the Clinician Verification Form and upload the completed document to Wellable in their User Account.
The Wellable team has been working hard with professional design and user experience consultants since May to bring a fresh, new look to the product. The new user site is complete, and it adds an improved experience and look to an already popular product. It will be released in October, so stay tuned for the rollout instructions. The new admin site and new iOS and Android mobile apps, which will be built from the ground up, will be released in late Q4 2019.
Sixty-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 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
Wellable 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.
Wellable 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!
With 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.
Teams 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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
This feature is great news for avid Apple Health users! The WellSync app, which allows Wellable users to connect Apple Health, will now