Sessions and Workshops

09 Jun 2021

The Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 on Women

In this session, a panel of experts will discuss how the cascading economic consequences of the pandemic are reversing years of progress in workplace equity, and may have long-term implications for women's financial lives for years to come.


The Road to Relief: Economic Recovery in Financially Vulnerable Communities

While the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of the financial hardships millions of Americans now face, the economic impact has been disproportionately felt by some communities more than others. Discover innovative solutions nonprofits are developing and deploying to support the financial recovery of immigrants, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable populations during this time of crisis and beyond.



16 Nov 2020

Dodging the Overdraft Bullet (So Far)

By Corey Stone Entrepreneur-in-Residence Back in early April, the Financial Health Network published a short piece of mine calling for banks and credit unions to grant universal forbearance on overdraft fees during the pandemic. I hypothesized that, as newly unemployed workers drained their savings to cover basic living expenses, many would overdraw their bank accounts...

06 Oct 2020

What Gets Measured Gets Managed: Making Employee Financial Health Personal

By Matt Bahl Vice President, Market Lead Workplace, Financial Health Network Recently, the Financial Health Network entered into a new collaborative partnership with PayPal, JUST Capital, and the Good Jobs Institute to encourage the nation’s largest employers to prioritize employee financial health. This initiative, the Worker Financial Wellness Initiative, centers around a simple, yet often...

31 Jul 2020

Millions of American Families at Risk of Missing Out on Economic Relief. Again.

By Dan Murphy, Policy Manager, Financial Health Network When the CARES Act was enacted on March 27, it stabilized the financial health of millions of families facing massive unemployment and other economic hardships in the wake of COVID-19. Unfortunately, it also left millions of American families out of the law’s broadest relief provision — Economic Impact Payments....

31 Jul 2020

Why Undocumented Workers Deserve to Be Included in the Social Safety Net

By Arjun Kaushal, Associate, Financial Health Network As Congress discusses the extension of stimulus programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the outstanding issues has been whether the next round of benefits will extend to the millions of undocumented immigrants and their families who have, so far, been left out. But this debate...

20 Jun 2020

Beyond Messaging: Financial Health Is No Longer a Nice-To-Have

By Naomi Adams Bata Vice President, Financial Health Network Just over a year ago at the 2019 EMERGE: Financial Health Forum, Jennifer Tescher announced the Financial Health Network’s new name and tagline: Financial Health for All. Our organization rebrand was a rallying cry to encourage other organizations –our Members, funders, industry thought leaders –to invest...

08 Jun 2020

How Insurance Must Evolve to Serve Customers in Crisis

By Sarah Parker, Senior Director, Financial Health Network In the midst of the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are realizing that insurance is not a nice-to-have; it’s a must-have. Life insurance carriers report a marked increase in interest from new customers who want to purchase policies, as people recognize the importance...

08 Jun 2020

The Financial Lives of Older Adults in the Era of COVID-19

By Jacquelyn Reineke, Manager and Heidi Johnson, Director, Financial Health Network There is no denying that the COVID-19 crisis has turned the world upside down. Everyone has had to deal with daily changes to their routines and come to terms with a new normal, but vulnerable populations — in particular, aging Americans — have faced the most devastating consequences...

26 May 2020

Measuring Financial Health in the Middle of a Pandemic

By Alejandra Ruales, Senior Manager, Financial Health Network Amid the economic devastation of COVID-19, understanding the financial health of households has never been more important. In this time of uncertainty, financial health measurement can provide real-time information on how the virus is affecting customers, employees, and small businesses, as well as information on where organizations...


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