Some people may think of financial freedom as the ability to purchase necessities without concern, while others may think of it as the ability to avoid credit card debt or enjoy retirement without worry. For the nearly 80 percent of Americans who live paycheck to paycheck, financial freedom may feel hopelessly out of reach. That’s why it’s important for businesses to empower employees with the information they need to figure out a path to financial freedom. Join Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for a free, hour-long webinar, “Financial Wellness at Work: Why It Matters to Your Employees,” on Thursday, December 6, at 12 pm EST. Led by Certified Financial Planner Jeff Rubleski and Christina Hix, director of specialty benefits at Blue Cross, the webinar will teach business leaders and HR professionals methods for helping their employees prepare for a financially-stable future. According to a 2018 survey, 30 percent of Americans say they are constantly stressed about their finances. This, coupled with the fact that 71 percent of people do not have personal access to an extra $1,000 in case of emergency, shows how big the need is for personal finance education. Financial distress can impact businesses by reducing productivity and creating high turnover, making it vital for employers to educate their employees.
Register for this webinar by visiting the Blue Cross Master Class website today. This course is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute® for continuing education credit and has been approved for one HR recertification credit hour through HR Certification Institute®. This webinar will provide insights into how employees’ financial distress can affect a business’s bottom line, discuss the most common financial challenges employees face and give employers guidance to help employees achieve financial wellness. For more information about ways your business can help employees achieve financial security, visit these related blogs:
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