Prudential adds Wellthy, a service for caregivers, to its financial wellness portfolio

first_img WhatsApp Prudential adds Wellthy, a service for caregivers, to its financial wellness portfolio Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Pinterestcenter_img Twitter TAGS  Twitter NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– More than 15% of American workers report providing ongoing care for a chronically ill, disabled or elderly person, and 1 in 4 women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce because of child care and other challenges due to COVID-19. The responsibilities these caregivers bear has been heightened during the pandemic, accelerating mental health and workplace productivity issues. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005124/en/ Judy Dougherty, Head of Enterprise Capabilities, Prudential Financial (Photo: Business Wire) Prudential 1 ( NYSE: PRU ) is partnering with Wellthy, a leading provider in the caregiving space, to incorporate Wellthy’s suite of digital and concierge caregiving services into Prudential’s financial wellness offering. These services will help employers relieve the caregiving burden impacting their employees. The new partnership will enable Prudential to offer no-cost access to Wellthy’s digital caregiving tools, such as educational content, digital care plan creation, storage of digital caregiving documents (e.g., prescriptions, medical records, wills, etc.), access to a shared calendar to track appointments, and the ability to establish a group caregiving discussion. Wellthy’s caregiving services complement employee assistance programs by providing individuals with a digital platform to organize and manage caregiving activities, along with the option of concierge services that provide hands-on support to help relieve their caregiving burden and save them hours every week. For example, employers will have the option to pay or enable their employees to pay for a dedicated Care Coordinator to help individuals manage the logistical and administrative tasks of caring for loved ones on a family’s behalf, including:Sourcing and vetting in-home aides and child care providers.Evaluating insurance coverage for home safety modifications.Setting up meal delivery services.Identifying in-network physical therapy providers.Arranging transportation to/from appointments.Setting up calendars for appointment management.Assisting with financial claims and billing support (e.g., liaising between medical providers, hospital and Medicare).Researching local elder care attorneys specialized in estate planning. Prudential will also partner with employers to provide referrals to employees during critical moments that matter (e.g., leave of absence, birth of a new child, illness of elderly relatives) to optimize employee usage of Wellthy’s caregiving resources. “The COVID-19 pandemic has blurred the lines between work and home. It has pushed many employees into multiple and sometimes new caregiving roles that impact their ability to balance work, home and the needs of their loved ones. This balancing act is creating additional pressure on an already challenged caregiving system,” said Judy Dougherty, head of Enterprise Capabilities at Prudential Financial. “The benefits of Wellthy’s service are lower stress and improved productivity by assisting with some administrative and logistical tasks associated with caregiving, and in some cases reduced income disruption associated with unpaid leave. The addition of Wellthy to our portfolio is another way we are helping people achieve and maintain financial wellness.” For employers, the benefits of investing in caregiver support are also clear. Caregiving costs employers several thousand dollars per caregiving employee per year—on lost productivity, absences, and talent retention. “Well before the pandemic, caregiving was a serious challenge for so many Americans and we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to lift the burden off caregivers,” said Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, CEO of Wellthy. “Our model is built on transforming family care through personalized care support that caregivers can control from an online dashboard, and we are pleased that more and more employers are seeing the value of providing their workforce with access to caregiving support.” Learn more about Prudential Financial Wellness About Prudential Financial, Inc. Prudential Financial, Inc. ( NYSE: PRU ), a financial wellness leader and premier active global investment manager with more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2020, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees help to make lives better by creating financial opportunity for more people. Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit news.prudential.com. About Wellthy Wellthy is a caregiving concierge service for families with chronic, complex and ongoing care needs. Wellthy offers a robust caregiving platform and personalized support to help families tackle the logistical and administrative tasks of caring for the ones they love, including themselves. For more information, please visit wellthy.com. 1045360-00001-00 ————————————————————————————————— 1 Financial wellness content, tools and solutions are provided through Prudential Workplace Solutions Group Services, LLC (“PWSGS”). PWSGS is a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc. PWSGS is not a licensed insurance company, does not provide insurance products or services, and does not provide investment or other advice. Access to Wellthy Caregiving Services is separate from and is not contingent upon participation in a Prudential Group or Retirement service or contract. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005124/en/ CONTACT: MEDIA: Monique Freeman 973-634-8325 [email protected] Twitter: @MoniqueR—PruPR FOR WELLTHY Nadia Damouni 646-818-9217 [email protected] KEYWORD: NEW JERSEY UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NURSING HEALTH HOSPITALS HUMAN RESOURCES FINANCE BANKING SOURCE: Prudential Financial, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005124/en Facebook Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Two Step’ gameNext articleBringCom Completes Pan-African Fiber Ring Network Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Robert Howard loses bid to stop Arlene Inquest

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – December 7, 2011 WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook A High Court judge has criticised the delay to an inquest into the death of missing schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson.The 15-year-old from Castlederg disappeared after attending a disco in Bundoran in 1994.An inquest was ordered in 2007, but has yet to start.Mr Justice Treacy dismissed a legal bid to stop it by a convicted child-killer acquitted of murdering Arlene. He then urged the senior coroner to ensure no further delay.Robert Howard was acquitted of Arlene’s murder in 2005. His legal team said the inquest would be used to attempt to undermine that verdict.67-year-old Howard, who had lived near her home, was already serving life for raping and killing 14-year-old Hanna Williams from Deptford, south London.Today, the judge said that coroners who ensure they respect the rights of people such as Howard must be equally careful with those of the next of kin. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+center_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Previous articleFire crews attending blaze in GweedoreNext articleDonegal County Council budget crisis averted News Highland Robert Howard loses bid to stop Arlene Inquest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter Twitter News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more