We’re working hard to meet the needs of your clients by getting them access to premium digital health + wellness benefits that address the 2 most important needs of the COVID-19 era workforce: Financial Assistance and Mental and Behavioral Health & Well-Being benefits.
The pandemic has only made things more clear: too many of us live on the financial breaking point. Too many of us are stressed, anxious, and struggling, and it’s impacting our emotional and mental health. To put it bluntly, the downstream consequences of living like this affect our relationships, our families and friends, our careers—and our lives.
The 2 most essential things we need right now are ways to get some financial help and access to affordable health and well-being resources.
We built LIVING 2.0 Essentials to take care of both.
We used the following articles, studies, surveys, reports, and commentaries to inform and develop our benefits bundles. Data used in our marketing messages comes directly from this research.
Financial research articles, surveys, & studies
Finance: Consumer debt climbing during the COVID-19 pandemic | The Daily Sentinel
Financial Stress and Your Health | Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp.
Prevalence of Mental Disorders After Catastrophic Financial Loss | National Library of Medicine
The Consequences of Financial Stress for Individuals, Families, and Society | Carleton University Research Study
63% of Americans Don’t Have Enough to Cover a $500 Emergency | Forbes Magazine
64% of Americans are at risk of retiring broke | The Motley Fool
Americans with student debt owe $24,155 on average | BenefitsPro
The Great Lockdown: Worst Economic Downturn Since the Great Depression | Int’l Monetary Fund
Recession vs Depression & What To Expect from COVID-19 | Real Wealth Network
Opinion: Half of Americans over 55 may retire poor | MarketWatch
How employers ‘do’ employee financial wellness, and one issue the near-future may bring | BenefitsPro
The 2020 AFLAC Workforce Report | AFLAC
NEW! Fidelity 2021 Resolutions Study Fact Sheet | Fidelity
NEW! Survival Mode: Where 4 in 10 Americans Say They’ll Be Financially in 2021 | 401(k) Specialist
Behavioral Health + Wellbeing research articles, surveys, & studies
COVID-19’s Toll: Mental Distress Among Americans Has Tripled During the Pandemic | TIME
Smart CEOs must hear employee cry for mental health benefits | Benefit News
World in mental health crisis of ‘monumental suffering‘ | University of Washington
The Millennial Mental Health Crisis | The Atlantic
Frontline employees at high risk of burnout and other mental health challenges | Benefit News
A Suffering Generation: 6 factors contributing to the mental health crisis in No American higher education | College Quarterly
Why Young People Face a Major Mental Health Crisis | Psychology Today
Recovering from addiction during a time of uncertainty and social distancing | Harvard Health Pub.
What Managers Can Do to Ease Workplace Stress | Society for Human Resource Management
Behavioral Health Market Overview | HarrisWIlliams & Co.
Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care Advances Value for Patients, Providers and Communities | American Hospital Association
Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss and Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll | Kaiser Health News
Free On-Demand 6-Session Course on Kids & Parents Mental Health | National Alliance on Mental Illness
How Mental Health Can Save Businesses $225 Billion Each Year | Inc. Magazine
Mental Health Access & Care Household Pulse Survey | CDC National Center for Health Statistics
5 priorities for employers developing effective well-being programs | Employee Benefits News
COVID poses ‘greatest threat to mental health since WWII’ | The Guardian
COVID-19 is taking a heavy toll in America’s mental health-care deserts | National Geographic
Millennials Are Struggling the Most With Mental Health During the Pandemic—Here’s Why, and What to Do About It | Parade
What happens when COVID-19 and addiction collide? | Human Resource Executive
Mental health numbers ‘going in the wrong direction’ | HR Executive
Report: The Role of Emergency Savings in Financial Wellness | Secure Retirement Institute
Report: Small Business Benefit Trends 2021 | Colonial Life
NEW! 3 Employee Benefits Trends for 2021’s ‘next normal’ | BenefitsPro
NEW! Lesson from COVID-19: Time for employers to invest in prevention instead of just treatment of mental illness | BenefitsPro
NEW! US cases of depression have tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic | MedicalNewsToday
NEW! The employee burnout crisis needs more than a reactive tech stack | BenefitsPro
NEW! Infographic: The employee mental health crisis is coming | BenefitsPro
NEW! STUDY: Prevalence of Depression Symptoms in US Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic | The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Employee Benefits Surveys & Reports
The age of agility | Thompson Online Benefits Research Study
2020 Workplace Benefits Report | Bank of America
Has COVID-19 Forever Changed the Future of Benefits? | The Hartford
The Future of Benefits INFOGRAPHIC | The Hartford
NEW! DDI Global Leadership Forecast 2021-final.pdf | Global Leadership Forecast 2021 Study