Money on the Mind

Personal finance issues distract nearly 1 in 4 in the workplace

According to Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s 2014 Employee Financial Wellness Survey, 24 percent of U.S. employees say that personal finances have been a distraction at work. The survey tracks the financial and retirement well-being of working U.S. adults.

Younger employees are more likely to be distracted by finances at work. 35 percent of Gen-Yers (ages 21–32) report being distracted versus 29 percent for Gen-Xers (ages 33–53) and just 12 percent for Baby Boomers (ages 54–71).


Financially fit and focused

Through its Employee Assistance Program (EAP), MHN – Health Net, Inc.’s behavioral health subsidiary – can help employees address their financial issues for greater peace of mind, focus and productivity. MHN partners with financial experts who can help employees with a range of financial issues, from creating a budget to planning for retirement. Members also have access to online financial tools, calculators, worksheets, and information on the EAP member website. To learn more, please visit MHN’s website at, call 1-800-327-7526 or email


This article is for informational and self-help purposes only. It should not be treated as a substitute for financial, medical, psychiatric, psychological, or behavioral health care advice, or as a substitute for consultation with a qualified professional.

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Stacy Madden