The WellWorker

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The True Cost of Medical Debt

Posted on October 31, 2019

“I’ve stopped checking my mail,” said Travis, overwhelmed by the past-due medical bills and collections notices piling up in his mailbox. He was behind on everything except his mortgage. To make matters worse, Travis’ wife was in need of extensive medical care but—because they were behind on payments—the medical provider would not extend care until they started paying again.

Topics: financial stability, economic opportunity, financial planning

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Topics: financial stability, economic opportunity, financial planning

The Stablizing Potential of Payroll

Posted on May 21, 2019

You’ve probably heard this statistic before: 40% of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $400 emergency.1 That number is repeated so often because it reveals how precarious finances are for millions of Americans, even those that seem stable and self-sufficient. We all know these kinds of emergencies will happen—the car needs a water pump, or the dishwasher breaks, or a pet gets sick—but too often we aren’t prepared to handle it when it does.

Topics: barriers to employment, innovative workplace benefits, workforce support, diversity & inclusion, financial stability, absenteeism, employee retention, economic opportunity, financial planning

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Topics: barriers to employment, innovative workplace benefits, workforce support, diversity & inclusion, financial stability, absenteeism, employee retention, economic opportunity, financial planning