Employer-Based Financial Wellness Programs in Wisconsin: Survey Findings

In late 2021 into early 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) surveyed Wisconsin employers on behalf of the Adult Health and Workplace Financial Literacy Committee of the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability. The purpose of the survey was to learn more about employer-provided financial wellness programs in the State. The Committee, chaired by Jeff Grothman, partnered with DFI and the Center for Financial Security (CFS) to develop and administer an online survey via Qualtrics. The 2021-2022 survey was based on an earlier survey launched in 2012 by the Workplace Financial Literacy Committee. The report with survey findings and recommendations is now available to download and view.

Anita Mukherjee Publishes Article on Financial and Health Literacy in Older Age in Journal of Consumer Affairs

CFS Affiliate and Professor at the WI School of Business, Anita Mukherjee, along with her co-authors, Hessam Bavafa and Junhao Liu, published their article in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, which examines the subject of improving financial and health literacy in reducing economic vulnerability in older age. This paper delves into the question of how and by what means individuals accumulate these types of human capital by looking at the impact of online search activities on the levels of financial and health literacy.