The Toll of Financial Stress on Health


Countless people experience financial stress. It doesn’t matter how much you make—financial stress does not discriminate. According to the American Psychological Association, 7 out of 10 respondents are very stressed about money. That stress brings many negative consequences. Read my previous post, Changing Retirement Landscape And Retirement Readiness to learn more. The most serious repercussion...

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Want to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs? Promote Oral Hygiene


Most employers offer dental benefits to employees and dependents. If you don’t, you should consider it. There’s plenty of research linking good oral health to better mental health and overall wellness. And the evidence is growing that routine dental care could reduce your medical claims costs. In 9 of the scariest medical conditions with links...

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Prescription Drugs Take a Bigger Chunk of Your Benefits Budget


President Trump vowed that drug “prices will come down” during his State of the Union address. But for now, drug companies continue to increase prices, which is a big concern for employers offering prescription benefits and consumers who pay a percentage of the costs. Pharmaceutical companies kicked off 2018 with price increases near 10% for...

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Financial Wellness—A Means to Retirement Readiness


One way for companies to combat their employees’ lack of retirement readiness is to throw cash at their 401(k) plans, but that’s a lot easier said than done. A solution that has longer term and multi-faceted, positive outcomes is a financial wellness program. Financial wellness, which is rising in popularity, is defined as: Low or...

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7 Tips for Choosing the Right Data Analytics Vendor for Your Human Capital Program


Does investing in big data really make companies more profitable? According to the Harvard Business Review, 80.7% of Fortune 1000 executives surveyed report their big data investments as successful. Nearly half say big data helped them decrease expenses. You don’t have to be a Fortune 1000 company to start making data-driven decisions about your benefits...

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