Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS

Senior Editor, Publications at the International Foundation Favorite Foundation Product: The Foundation magazines: Benefits Magazine and Plans & Trusts Benefits Related Topics That Interest Her Most: Financial literacy, health and wellness programs Favorite Foundation Conference Moment: Hearing attendees sing “O, Canada” at Canadian Annual in addition to hearing the anthem sung in both French and English. Personal Insight: Whether she’s collecting information for a magazine story or hanging out with her family and friends, you know Kathy is fully engaged. Her listening ear and introspective nature provide reassuring presence to those enjoying her company.

The writer has 114 posts

Educating DC Plan Participants for the Long Hike to Retirement

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

Many years ago, I visited Grand Canyon National Park with my mom and aunt. It was unseasonably hot, but I wanted to walk down into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. My companions were not up for the hike, so I […]

How to Start a Recovery-Ready Workplace: Key Steps

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

What is a recovery-ready workplace, and why should employers consider establishing one? In an article in the January/February issue of Benefits Magazine, author Isabelle Wettergren explains that “a recovery-ready workplace is a compassionate and supportive environment that prioritizes the well-being of employees. […]

Five Tips for a Successful Benefits Open Enrollment

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

The arrival of fall signals the start of benefits open enrollment season for many organizations. A 2020 International Foundation survey found that benefits open enrollment periods most often begin in October and November—which means open enrollment starts in just a few weeks […]

Money Savvy Kids: How Plan Sponsors Can Help Build Financial Capability for Families

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

April is National Financial Capability Month in the U.S., which represents an opportunity for employers and plan sponsors to help their employees and plan participants boost their money skills. One audience, however, that employers may not typically consider for financial education is […]