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Closing the Retirement Income Gender Gap: The Opportunity is Now

Closing the Retirement Income Gender Gap: The Opportunity is Now

Women’s average retirement account balances are one-third lower than those of men. In this report, Prudential explores the reasons behind this shortfall and outlines how plan sponsors can help close the retirement income gender gap through customized plan design and education focusing on participants’ financial wellness.
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The State of Financial Wellness in America – Findings from Employee Self-Assessments

The State of Financial Wellness in America – Findings from Employee Self-Assessments

Prudential’s research sheds light on employees’ self-assessment of their financial wellness. Among the findings: an alarming 57% of employees are very or somewhat stressed about their financial situation. Fortunately, employers can help employees achieve financial security and wellness.
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Do You Have a Good Sense of Your Retirement Readiness?

Do You Have a Good Sense of Your Retirement Readiness?

An infographic depicting how more than two in five Americans inaccurately assess their retirement preparedness, either worrying more than they need to, or not being concerned enough about how much money they’ve saved, according to the National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI).
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Student Loan Debt: Implications on Financial and Emotional Wellness

Student Loan Debt: Implications on Financial and Emotional Wellness

Prudential surveyed students and graduates to explore how student loan debt has become a source of both financial and emotional stress, affecting a multitude of financial decisions and life events. This report shares important lessons learned and outlines action steps students can take to make smarter choices about paying for college.
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The Power of the Wellness Effect

The Power of the Wellness Effect

This paper describes how a financial wellness approach to employer-sponsored benefit programs, focused on helping employees achieve financial security, can help improve the wellness of employees and employers alike – a result Prudential terms “The Wellness Effect.”
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Why Employers Should Care About the Cost of Delayed Retirements

Why Employers Should Care About the Cost of Delayed Retirements

Having employees able to retire “on time” is a win/win scenario for both employees and employers. This paper explores the financial impact on employers when that doesn’t happen, and offers best practices to help employers build a financially secure workforce.
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Planning for Retirement: From Awareness to Wellness

Planning for Retirement: From Awareness to Wellness

This brief, based on National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI) research, explores how employers can play a role in improving their employees’ financial health through wellness programs that help employees self-assess their retirement preparedness.
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