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week ending November 20th, 2020
It could be argued that employees need more help attaining financial wellness now than before the COVID-19 pandemic. As employers re-evaluate benefits packages for 2021, they should focus on things that cause the most stress for their employee base, says Snezana Zlatar, senior managing director and head of financial wellness and innovation at TIAA. Financial stressors could vary by age, gender or situations. In this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend, we offer information to help plan sponsors think about meeting employees’ financial wellness needs.
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Stopping the Unexpected From Hurting Financial Futures
Experts touched on pragmatic features to improve financial wellness in a post-COVID-19 environment.   
Promoting Lifelong Financial Wellness for Employees
The keys are tailoring it for people as they age, making it actionable and providing one-on-one access to a financial adviser.
The Future of Student Loan Benefits and What to Expect in 2021
Panelists said encouraging better financial wellness can go a long way to helping workers manage their student loans.
Structuring Your Plan for Different Participant Needs
Plan sponsors should not forget the needs of older workers when offering financial wellness and emergency savings help.
New Financial Education Strategies Anticipated After Biden Win
With a new president coming into the White House in 2021, experts are banking on new plans for financial education in the future.
What Happens When Student Loan Payment Deferral Ends?
Employers can steer employees to help when they have to restart student loan debt repayments, and there is hope that more government help is on the horizon.
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Data and Research
Health Care Costs in Retirement Remain a Top Stressor
Fidelity’s latest analysis shows people often underestimate the potential cost of health care in retirement, even after two decades of watching health care costs increase year-over-year.
Building Inclusivity Into Employee Benefits
While it’s a crucial step, experts say promoting an inclusive workplace entails more than offering benefits to different employee demographics. 
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