Financial Fitness Challenge
City government with eight bureaus, including police and fire departments
Challenge Champion: Ruth M. Foster, EAP Coordinator
Our goal is to increase [employees] financial health and decrease financial stress by providing tools that will help prevent future financial pressures
Marketing and advertising services for businesses in Cary, N.C.
Challenge Champion: Nancy L. Walker, J.D., Senior Manager, Retirement Programs
Our goal is to offer our participants the education and information they need to feel confident about managing their financial lives as well as their physical health.
Fortune 500 company and the leading provider of title insurance and escrow and mortgage services
Challenge Champion: Eva Marie Chavis-Cumming, AVP/Director, Retirement Plans
Our goal is to increase employee confidence in retirement planning and asset allocation, contribution rates and appreciation of the company DC plan.
One of the largest privately held manufacturers of adhesives and sealants in the U.S.
Challenge Champion: Forest Driggs, Vice President, Finance and Development
We are willing to invest our time and resources because we believe poor financial health can be just as much a drag on employee productivity as poor physical health.
Global manufacturer of large printing equipment
Challenge Champion: Amber M. Barbere, Senior Manager, Benefits and Compensation
[T]his program will greatly assist in the goals of our [existing] financial wellness program to assist [employees] in understanding and preparing for financial wellbeing.
Integrated specialty health care company specializing in sterile injectable products
Challenge Champion: Carolyn Kaminsky, Director, Human Resources
We want to provide tools so that employees can establish goals and plan for retirement, engage family members in the financial education process and make learning fun and interesting.
Manufactures family and personal care products sold in 175 countries
Mike Kerr, Benefits Consultant and Alisa Hunt, Retirement Plans Manager
Largest employer in Maine
Challenge Champion: William McPeck, Director, Employee Health and Safety
We see The Challenge as a way to increase the financial wellness of a segment of our employee population and pilot test a financial wellness program for employees.
The Central Office oversees and coordinates many of the activities and policies for MLB and its 30 clubs
Challenge Champion: Rich Hunt, Director of Retirement Services
In August 2011, we implemented a comprehensive employee financial education program for our employees. The Financial Fitness Challenge will be a great supplement...
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Non-profit global library cooperative of 20,000+ member libraries
Challenge Champion: Susan Marsico, Director, Corporate Benefits & HR Systems
We believe this program would provide additional knowledge that is being provided through our Financial Planning Series... We are contemplating blending this into our Wellness Program
A premier local bank in Sacramento, Calif.
Challenge Champion: Victoria Dolan, SVP, Human Resources Director
We believe that all Bank employees, regardless of their role, should be comfortable with basic financial savings and planning principles. We expect to create some contests and have some fun along the way.
Provides health care services to patients in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana
Challenge Champion: Iris Montgomery, Compensation & Benefits Analyst
Our goal is to enhance employees basic understanding of key financial matters and critical decisions [needed] to support their desired lifestyle throughout their retirement years.
Printing manufacturing organization with locations throughout the United States and Canada
Challenge Champion: Aaron Lerwil, Human Resources Director
International manufacturer office systems and related furniture products
Challenge Champion: Christy Gallo, Human Resources Manager
Our goal is to continue to educate our employees on the importance of saving for retirement
and on how much they should be saving. We hope to increase 401(k) participation by 10%.
Producer of hard cider beverages and the leader in the U.S. Hard Cider category
Challenge Champion: Brian Nolan, Human Resources Manager
With stable personal finances, employees will become more successful in their careers. We hope that this investment will help [employees] realize how we value them and their contributions...
Administers pension and other fringe benefits for more than 550,000 Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) members and 1,400 state and local government employers
Shelly Schueller, Deferred Compensation Director
It would seem that if Departments staff is personally more financially, they should be able to make better decisions [for] themselves and be able to provide better information to our customers.
Retail salespeople, biomedical engineers, furniture makers and firefighters -- these and a host of other workers from around the country will face off this summer in The EBN-EBA Financial Fitness Challenge. Eighteen U.S. organizations will be giving their employees the opportunity to take a five-week online financial education course developed by our partner, The Educated Investor. The aggregated results of their efforts will be published by EBN and EBA. Here are 16 of the employers chosen for the first Financial Fitness Challenge.