Healthcare costs are on the rise, and employers expect double-digit growth in the next decade. As a result, there’s a growing trend toward financial wellness programs included with employee benefits, as this both benefits employees and minimizes a company’s fiduciary risk. In addition to these growing trends, workers are beginning to look for the during job searches.
If your business doesn’t invest in financial wellness for your team, you may find it difficult to attract and retain the best employees. For fiduciaries, this is a great time to conduct in-depth research about financial wellness programs and recommend the best one to your employer.
Considering starting a financial wellness program? Here are a few things to consider before starting a program of your own.
Financial Education. Financial education is nothing new in the business world. For decades employers have invested in seminars and workshops to assist employees with their financial health. The new era of financial wellness goes beyond traditional training classes for budgeting, paying off debt and amassing an emergency fund. It emphasizes the need for your employees to not only plan for retirement but enjoy financial health prior, thus developing happy, loyal and productive workers.
Wellness Assessment Check-Ups. Traditional financial workplace training typically lacks follow-up. Newer wellness programs include regular assessments, where participants review the progress they’ve made on each of their goals. Afterwards, employees possess the data needed to create a roadmap for future financial plans. It’s important for employers to tailor educational programs to the unique needs of their employees, guaranteeing everyone receives appropriate advice and assistance.