Employers

Changed Behavior – The Key to Financial Wellness

Every day we’re reminded that handling our finances is never easy. At the end of Q3 2020, the total American household debt reached a record high of 4.3 trillion; 1.6 trillion higher than the record set during the financial crisis. But financial issues aren’t fates reserved for the working class. The National Bureau of Economic Research …

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The Effects of Cost-Optimizing Your 401(k) Plan For Higher Participation and Employee Engagement

Do you know what percentage of Americans on average were enrolled in a 401(k) in 2019? Only 38% It’s true that some jobs do not offer retirement savings, but many of that remaining 68% are American workers actively deciding not to take part in their provider’s 401(k). One of the culprits for this low enrollment …

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Financial Wellness in a Digital Age: Actionable Ways to Engage Participants

‘Once you’ve got your tech platform sorted, you can leverage different tools like breakout rooms and whiteboards’ Implementing financial wellness programs with plan sponsors was already hard. Cue COVID-19 and the challenges have multiplied. Advisors are no longer able to gather employees around pizza in a conference room to walk them through a PowerPoint presentation. In fact, it seems like most financial wellness programs have completely ceased as a result of …

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Employee Financial Health and the Impact at Work

Employee Financial Health and the Impact at Work

Handling your finances can be challenging, especially for employees. Not only are workers losing sleep at night because of looming debts or financial insecurity, but the negative impact of those issues is also spilling over into the workplace.  Research commonly suggests that poor financial health affects employees’ overall mental and physical wellness and workplace performance.  …

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How Financial Illiteracy Affects Employees

According to Forbes, 33 percent of American adults have exactly $0 saved for retirement, and a further 56 percent have less than $10,000 saved.  These poor financial decisions and unhealthy habits are affecting the bottom-line of the organizations they work for, in more ways than one.  Financially unfulfilled employees are less than ideal in the …

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20 Questions That Measure Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is key to running a healthy, successful company. But it’s notoriously difficult to measure. How can you get a solid read on employee engagement? The answer is simple: engage with your employees. Employee surveys, when utilized properly, can be instrumental in gauging employee satisfaction and engagement. Consistent, quality feedback is essential to meeting …

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Billionaire Warren Buffett just turned 90—here are 6 pieces of wisdom from the investing legend

Berkshire Hathaway CEO and self-made billionaire Warren Buffett turned 90 on Sunday, August 30. And he’s not slowing down. In honor of the Oracle of Omaha’s big day, CNBC Make It rounded up six of his best pieces of investing — and life — advice. 1. Think long-term If you’re planning to invest in individual stocks, don’t …

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How to Improve the Employee Experience Through Rebuilding Trust

How to Improve the Employee Experience Through Rebuilding Trust

Trust is the basis of all strong relationships. Without trust, there can be no open communication, no improvement, and ultimately, no success. A Towers Watson Workforce Study shows that only 55% of surveyed employees in the United States had “trust and confidence” in their senior leaders. This lack of trust between employer and employee can …

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A Profit-Focused Approach to Group Healthcare for 80 to 1,000 Insured, Employee Groups

Healthcare Savings Strategies I, II, and III Healthcare is only getting more expensive Traditionally insured healthcare costs are increasing yearly at exorbitant rates. With the original cost of each claim so difficult to ascertain, it becomes impossible to gauge the appropriate cost to employees and employers. 1 in 5 companies sees an annual rise in …

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HR, Here Are 3 Ways You Can Rebuild Trust And Improve The Employee Experience

In the past few years, human resources has rightfully earned their seat at the table to better represent their employees. However, they’re still struggling with the same issues they’ve battled with for ages. HR requires more than a seat at the table. While technology has allowed HR to streamline tasks so they can focus on …

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Hidden-Fees

These Hidden 401(k) Fees Can Cost Workers Years of Hard Earned Retirement Savings

Do you know how much your 401(k) offering really costs? It can sometimes be hard to tell, with fees and charges coming out of earnings before employees even see them.  Some fees will always be inevitable, but knowing which charges to avoid can help you give your employees a highly successful retirement savings fund that …

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401(k) Fees Explained: The Necessary vs. Unnecessary

Today, technological transparencies are being applied to almost every aspect of our lives, to the benefit of consumers. Being more informed about costs and procedures means you can make more informed decisions. Yet despite this progressive trend, the conventional 401(k) fee and service models still continue to conceal billions in fees that simply are not …

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