Webinar Recording: Financial Wellness & The Hidden Cost of Employee Financial Stress

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Employees often are financially stressed by so many obligations — be it student loan debt, day-to-day living expenses, saving for kids’ college education, unexpected medical bills, or even retirement — and it’s impacting their productivity, stress, and other aspects of their personal health. MetLife’s 16th annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study, released in 2018, found that 46% of employees feel overwhelmed by financial decisions and over half (53%) worry about the future because of their current financial situation. As financial stress becomes a bigger problem for Americans, employers are setting up programs to help employees with their finances, much like corporate wellness initiatives.

This session examined the financial health crisis almost half of your employees are facing — from the physical impact on employees from a health and wellness perspective, to how it impacts your business’s bottom line. It also covered the value of a financial wellness program to employers and employees, and how to measure program effectiveness.


  • Daniel Iskra, Director, Disability & Absence Product Management, MetLife
  • Jeffrey Tulloch, Vice President, PlanSmart & Business Advantage, MetLife


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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