Make financial education part of your employee wellness plan

As you probably know, one of the most valuable and popular benefits you can offer employees is a company-sponsored retirement plan. Assuming you provide your employees with the opportunity to save for their future through a corporate retirement plan, there’s just one problem: according to the Pension Rights Center, only about half of American workers are participating in an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Unfortunately, many U.S. workers feel so overwhelmed by existing debt, bills, and household financial obligations that they are unable to find funds to save in their company’s retirement plan.

Last year, PWC issued a report on financial stress. Almost half of surveyed U.S. workers said that financial issues cause the most stress in their lives. This employee stress is costing your company:

  • Almost 30% of respondents said their health has been impacted by financial stress.

 

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