Employers Reveal Surprising Facts of Wearable Technology Use Within Their Workplace

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, May 11, 2016 – Employer use of wearable device technology for their employee population revealed surprising facts, according to the survey, The State of Wearables in the Workplace, conducted by the Corporate Health & Wellness Association, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

“We are thrilled to offer a snapshot of the employer use of wearable devices right now,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the CHWA. “This information is a great tool for any player involved in wearable devices, from the wellness manger tasked with creating and fostering the program to the manufacturer who needs to know what employers need.”

The survey asked more than 300 human resource and wellness professionals questions about how they utilize wearable devices like how often they collect data, the information they collect, the platform they use as well as questions regarding the decision-making that went into these programs.

Stephano added that wearable devices are the future of wellness. “Employers can no longer afford to remain in dark about these devices,” she explained. “Knowing how other similarly situated companies make use of them is the first step.”

Key findings for The State of Wearables in the Workplace include:

  • Nearly two-thirds of employers do not currently offer, or plan to offer, wearable devices in their corporate wellness programs.
  • Almost a third of employers consider lack of knowledge a primary factor that has kept them from implementing wearables in the workplace.
  • More than three-quarters of employers indicate they want to accomplish increasing their users’ physical activity if they were to implement a wearable program.
  • Data collection and device use will help employers determine whether or not to subsidize the costs or portion of wearable devices within their wearables programs.

To read the entire survey, click here.

For more information or questions, contact:

Sarah Hunt

Education & Engagement Leader

Corporate Health & Wellness Association

(561) 792-4418  x808

About the Corporate Health & Wellness Association

The Corporate Health & Wellness Association (CHWA), also referred to as the Health & Wellness Association or the Corporate Wellness Association, a 501(c)6, is the first national non-profit organization focused on health, wellness, disease prevention and management for employers, employees and their families.

Texas Association of Health Underwriters Graduates Over 60 Certified Healthcare Reform Specialists®

Over sixty insurance professionals from the Texas Association of Health Underwriters gathered in San Antonio to earn their Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist® designation.

The Texas Association of Health Underwriters (TAHU) hosted a session of the Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist® (CHRS) designation for over 60 members today. The CHRS designation is a course for insurance industry professionals taught by authorities on the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act. The course consists of eight hours of educational content and a 100 question exam to ensure they are up-to-date on healthcare reform, created by the Health Care Reform Center & Policy Institute.

“In order to ensure that our clients receive the best help possible, it is essential that we become knowledgeable of the ins and outs of the ACA,” said Nedra Clingan, TAHU conference chair. “The CHRS designation provides a thorough analysis and education surrounding the ACA, and its effects. By staying on top of the law, we can potentially avoid costly litigation or fines.”

Insurance and human resource professionals have two methods to get certified. They can take the course online by visiting: app.healthcarereformcertification.com or can edarn their designation in-person at the 7th annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress in Orlando, FL September 27 – 30. To register, visit: www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/registration/.

About the Healthcare Reform Center & Policy Institute

The Health Care Reform Center and Policy Institute is a nonprofit public policy organization. Our mission is to conduct independent research to provide innovative and practical solutions for providing more affordable healthcare and insurance. The Health Care Reform and Policy Institute is run by national healthcare reform leaders and experts from both the public and private sectors.

HCRCPI provides research and creates insight and education through the publication of white papers, webinars, workbooks, and toolkits with a mission to convey utmost transparency. To collaborate and work together, HCRCPI hold quarterly conference calls to discuss the Healthcare Reform law and to provide insight and guidance into new rules and regulations provided by the US Government.

About the Texas Association of Health Underwriters

Texas Association of Health Underwriters (TAHU) is a state member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). We are a professional organization of agents and insurance company representatives who care enough about their clients to join together with a Mission Statement “…to inform and protect the consumer by enhancing the professional growth of its members.” NAHU represents nearly 20,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who service the insurance needs of millions of Americans. Founded in 1930, there are now 200 state and local chapters in the United States.