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When working with a Resource Navigator, your employees are not just getting connected to community resources—they’re being coached on having difficult conversations with their landlords, they’re being empowered to take control of thousands of dollars in medical debt, and they’re getting the tools and information they need to be better prepared for whatever life throws at them…not just today but months, and even years, from now. 

Now more than ever, employers are investing in wellness programs to improve the physical health of their workforce. Various studies, however, offer conflicting results on whether workplace wellness programs actually provide cost savings and improved worker health.

WorkLife Partnership is excited to announce that we received a $1.1 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earlier this fall. This funding will spark a major leap forward in the way that we meet the needs of businesses and their workers.

Medical Debt

“I’ve stopped checking my mail,” said Travis, overwhelmed by the past-due medical bills and collections notices piling up in his mailbox. Unfortunately, Travis’ situation is all too familiar. It seems like every week another family is in the news, sharing their story about unexpected medical bills, unaffordable healthcare costs, or being so burdened by medical debt that they have to file for bankruptcy. These stories aren’t anomalies; they’re very much a reflection of reality.

Food insecurity is the lack of access, at times, to enough food to meet all household members’ nutritional needs. And it’s often invisible to those who aren’t experiencing it. You may never know that one of your employees is skipping meals at home because he/she lacks the money or resources to maintain an adequate diet every day.

Since their inception in the 1970s, EAPs have expanded their services to meet the needs of today’s workforce, including providing support for marital/family issues, work stress, and legal counseling. As effective as EAPs can be in solving some of the problems employees face, employers are partnering with WorkLife to complement and enhance their traditional benefits for these five key reasons….

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