Author Archive: Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS

About 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.

Eight Financial Wellness Strategies for Reaching the Financially Vulnerable

Financial wellness programs have gained prominence as an employee benefit and can be effective in reducing financial stress among workers. But it’s not always that easy to get employees to… Read more >

DOL Guidance on Lost Retirement Plan Participants

DOL Guidance on Lost Retirement Plan Participants

The issue of what to do about lost or missing participants is a frustrating one for plan sponsors. These participants often have terminated participation in a plan because they took… Read more >

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

June 25 is officially National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Admittedly, for the last 15 months, every day has been Take Your Dog to Work Day—actually, Work From Home… Read more >

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

From traditional employee assistance programs (EAPs) to bots that use artificial intelligence, the range of options to address worker mental health challenges has grown. What should employers and plan sponsors… Read more >

Know Your Plan Custodian: What Does a Benefits Plan Custodian Do?

Know Your Plan Custodian: What Does a Benefits Plan Custodian Do?

As the safekeeper of plan assets, custodians are among the service providers that multiemployer benefit plan trustees have a fiduciary duty to monitor. Yet plan custodians are not discussed as… Read more >