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Financial wellness programs: 4 components
By Caroline Marwitz
From BenefitsPro on Sunday, April 17, 2016
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However you define them, financial wellness programs are gaining in popularity among employers. According to a recent Fidelity and National Business Group on Health study, 76 percent of employers provide some type of financial health program. An Aon Hewitt study reported that 90 percent of 250 large employers said that they wanted to introduce or expand their financial wellness program.

1. Education and coaching

From resources to help at tax time, to courses on personal finance, education can be as simple as helping employees with a task such as taxes, or understanding HSAs or navigating college financial aid, or it can be as intensive as changing financial behavior. Almost three-quarters of companies surveyed by Fidelity and NBGH offer on-site financial seminars, and 59 percent make a financial coach available to employees.