Skill Building Session II
$how Me the Money: The Value of Financial Health
Speakers: Jessica Raddemann, CHES, Health & Wellness Director, Willis Towers Watson, and Beth Stewart, MS, RD, Vice President, Health Management Consulting – Midwest Region, Willis Towers Watson
Description: Financial wellbeing is defined as having control over day-to-day finances, the ability to absorb an unexpected financial event, planning and meeting financial goals, and having the financial freedom to make choices while protecting oneself against financial risk. Other descriptions more simply define financial wellbeing as peace of mind, financial freedom or retirement preparedness. With this broadening focus on financial wellbeing, we’ll review the data that shows employees are struggling in this area, how it’s impacting your organization’s productivity and what you can do to support your employees with this stressful part of life.
- Review the current state of employees’ financial wellbeing
- Understand how financial wellbeing impacts employee performance and effectiveness
- Learn methods to assess your employees’ financial wellbeing
- Determine opportunities to support their employees in the work place
Jessica Raddemann joined Willis Towers Watson in 2017 as the Health & Wellness Director with the Health Management team. She provides wellbeing and health management consulting and expertise to Willis Towers Watson clients. Jessica provides client consultation to develop, implement and evaluate health management solutions focusing on optimum benefit integration, data analysis, strategic planning, program design, lifestyle management, and vendor choice. She believes in a total wellbeing approach to population health management integrating all aspects of work and life including: physical, emotional, social, financial and health care consumerism. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Jessica served as the Executive Director of the Wellness Council of Wisconsin for over a decade and worked as a benefit account advisor and a health education consultant for a major insurer. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education, a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) designation, WELCOA Faculty, and a Wisconsin Resident Life and Accident & Health Insurance License.
Beth Stewart joined Willis Towers Watson in 2010 as a Health Management Consultant for the Health and Benefits Practice. She supports clients by providing wellbeing consulting and expertise to Willis Towers Watson clients. Beth provides consulting to internal staff and clients regarding the design, implementation and evaluation of worksite wellbeing programs. She provides guidance regarding incentive program design, strategy and implementation as it pertains to employee benefits and benefit plan design. She assists clients with data analysis, business planning, vendor selection and helps with internal professional development in areas related to worksite wellbeing. She has spent significant time as a presenter on a variety of wellbeing topics. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Beth worked as a wellbeing consultant for an insurance company and health care provider. She has also worked as a clinical dietitian administering medical nutrition therapy to hospital patients. Beth received her M.S. from Silver Lake College and her B.S. from Mount Mary University and is a registered dietitian.