Health & Financial Wellness Articles

More employees than ever before are looking for employers who take their financial wellness and health into account. How can you help your employees stay healthy and manage their financial futures?


How Many Top 10 Mutual Funds are in Your 401(k) Plan?

Do you ever wonder if the investment funds in your 401(k) plan are some of the very best? If employees are doing their part and saving as much as they can, shouldn't they have access to above average investment funds to grow your savings as much as possible?

Financial Wellness Engagement Remains Low

There is no doubt, employers and employees both say financial wellness programs are proving successful in engaging workers and providing ROI, however, a disconnect on what matters most in fiscal health could create a few hiccups in crafting a winning strategy.

From credit card debt to saving for retirement and paying for children’s education expenses, stress over finances is taking a major toll on employees — and it’s also taking a major toll on the workplace as a result.

The convergence of health and wealth isn’t just a megatrend; it’s also an opportunity for employee benefit professionals to engage workforces in better benefits decision-making.

HealthyCapital, a joint venture between HealthView Services and Mercy Health System, wants employers and employees to recognize that controlling health care costs can lead to bigger retirement savings.

'Massage therapists, dentists and mammographers' have all been part of this contributor's company's well-being plan. Sound good?

Employee benefits administration company, Clarity Benefit Solutions, discusses the rise of personalized benefit offerings.

Are Roths the future of 401(k)s?

Tax rates will change, says one plan consultant, and savers can hedge their bets by adding Roths to the 401(k) mix.

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- In honor of Safety Month, this week’s safety topic is Employee Wellness, or total worker health, so this provider of employment in Klamath Falls, OR would like to concentrate on where Franchisees have the most impact—franchise office employees.

The notion of promoting financial wellness through workplace programs has been gaining traction for several years now. Still, fewer than one in four employers have implemented a financial wellness program, and many remain uncertain about what such a program should look like.

My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but is it legal for us to do this?

While today’s healthy economy is putting more and more Americans to work, employers of all sizes continue to struggle to address a pervasive corporate challenge: engaging their employees.

Empowering Employees With Tech Solutions

An AI benefits assistant that answers employees’ benefits questions. A financial wellness app that provides automatic budget planning and savings tips. Platforms that help employees and HR managers manage paid leave and student debt repayment programs.

May was National Small Business month, a time to recognize small businesses, their impact on American culture and economy and honor the amazing people who run them.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) focused on stress. The organisers of the event, the Mental Health Foundation, have highlighted that 16m people experience a mental health problem each year and that stress is a key contributing factor.

Employees are taking more time off—and employers are encouraging them to do so—but many in the workforce are still giving away nearly $600 worth of work time annually.

Comcast may be best known for NBC and cable TV, but it is also spending a lot of time figuring out how to tackle employee credit card debt, student loans and barriers to creating an emergency savings fund.

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are two tax-advantaged vehicles that can help employees pay for their medical costs. With annual health care expenses reaching more than $10,000 per person on average, understanding these options is important for financial as well as physical wellness.

Health and financial wellness is a term we sometimes use to describe ‘extra’ employee benefits—that is, beyond the standard health insurance and retirement plans many companies offer as baseline benefits to their employees. But these ‘extra’ benefits are increasingly becoming the standard for many companies. Which of these benefits are essential and why should you offer them?

4 Alternative Employee Benefit Ideas

Working in an office can be hard work and can be hard on your body. Sitting in front of computer screens for the majority of a 40-hour workweek can cause health problems of many varieties if these problems aren’t in some way mitigated. The good news is there are plenty of things that employees can do for themselves in their offices to head off some of the common health risks, some off their own initiative and some at the suggestion or urging of management.

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