financial education

Workers Are Stressed Out About Money: 5 Tools to Help

Cara McMullin

The uncertain financial world of today is increasing the concerns of an already stressed workforce. A new International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plan study, Workplace Wellness and Financial Education Programs: 2022 Survey Results, indicated that the personal factor most impacted by financial […]

PBGC Releases Special Financial Assistance Final Rule

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS

Changes to the Special Financial Assistance (SFA) Program announced Wednesday by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) will improve the ability of underfunded multiemployer defined benefit (DB) pension plans to pay benefits to their participants, PBGC and Department of Labor officials say. […]

Should You Invest in Cryptocurrency?

Alyssa Hodder

What are the risks and rewards of investing in cryptocurrency? A recent International Foundation webcast featuring Giles Anderson, director, sales and relationship management with Fidelity, and Philipp Meyer-Brauns, head of investment solutions analytics and vice president with Dimensional, explored some of the […]

Eight Financial Wellness Strategies for Reaching the Financially Vulnerable

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS

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 use them. That’s particularly true among populations that have a greater incidence […]

The State of Defined Contribution Retirement Plans in 2021

The State of Defined Contribution Retirement Plans in 2021

Justin Held, CEBS

The number of organizations offering defined contribution (DC) retirement plans has increased over the past two years, making them the primary retirement vehicle for an increasing share of the U.S. workforce. The International Foundation’s 2020 Employee Benefits Survey showed that 87% of […]

Using Financial Education to Overcome Inequalities

Using Financial Education to Overcome Inequalities

Robbie Hartman, CEBS

“The well-known business argument for financial wellness programs is the payback of at least $3 for every $1 invested by increasing worker productivity and retention,” said Rebecca Sudano, senior vice president and partner with BDO Canada Limited. In addition, financial wellness programs […]