Gallagher research shows the kinds of financial wellbeing benefits employees prefer.

Data leaves no doubt that employees need help with retirement planning, and employers are looking for answers about how to evolve plan design to support the best interests of participants. The question at the heart of this challenge is how to do that and comply with the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) 2.0 Act, which passed in December 2022.

Building a strong financial future is always on the minds of employees, but a restless economy also has them worried about their finances today. Employers would be well advised to offer financial wellbeing programs and resources that support a wide range of day-to-day concerns — including assistance with immediate money matters.

How employees see their financial futures

While 91% of employees accept financial responsibility for their retirement, they're concerned about the prospect of retiring with adequate resources.1

77% are anxious about finances, 41% wonder if savings is sufficient, 33% they don’t save enough.

3 Barriers to saving for retirement

Nearly two-thirds of employees encounter barriers to saving money for retirement.4 Common deterrents include:

Barriers to saving for retirement are anxiety about market volatility, limited budget and not understanding saving.

What employees want

Beyond retirement programs, assistance with immediate money matters like guidance on budgeting or learning about investing can boost employees' personal sense of security. They're interested in:

94% education assistance, 57% financial coaching, 77% interactive platforms.

Helping with immediate money matters7

Supporting financial health and retirement readiness can help reduce stress and manage risk. Nearly 9 in 10 employers offer at least one financial wellbeing program or resource to employees. The most popular are:

64% pretax dependent care reimbursement, 53% financial literacy training, 51% employee discounts, 44% financial coaching and 44% will/estate planning


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