Partner Webinar: The Tight Links Between Mental and Financial Health


With COVID, many American workers are struggling to manage day-to-day activities that look nothing like they did before. Quarantines, social isolation, remote work, virtual exhaustion, and increased loneliness all take a toll on employees’ mental and financial well-being.

Watch this exclusive on-demand partner webinar with Prudential for tips on expanding your employee benefits offerings with the latest trending worksite benefits: mental and financial health programs. A panel of veteran H&W experts from Prudential break down why these benefit products are gaining popularity and how employers can effectively add them to their employee benefits package ... without adding a lot of administrative work or complexity. You'll learn:

What a great Employee Assistance Program (EAP) looks like and how that's changed over the last year

Why mental and financial health benefits are so critical (and such a big value-add) for employers right now

How employees' financial health, mental health and workplace productivity are tightly connected


Jessica Ruggles
Director, Financial Wellness Outcomes Practice
Prudential Workplace Solutions

Jessica works with customers to unlock the power of financial wellness. Taking a holistic, data-driven and consultative approach, she helps employers develop custom financial wellness solutions and strategies that best meet the financial wellness needs of their workforce. In this role, Jessica works with complex clients, speaking on a wide range of topics including financial wellness, health and productivity, the multi-generational workforce, employee engagement, building a culture of employee well-being and ways businesses can leverage employee benefit offerings for broader human capital impact.

Dr. Kristin Tugman
Vice President, Health & Productivity Analytics & Consulting Practice

Dr. Tugman has been in the health and productivity consulting field for 20 years and currently heads up the Health and Productivity Analytics and Consulting Practice for Prudential group insurance products. The team is responsible for analyzing lost time for large employers and designing and implementing solutions to help them minimize absence and maximize productivity. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor whose work focuses on assisting individuals in overcoming psychological barriers that prevent a return to productivity.

Suzanne Schmitt
Vice President, Financial Wellness
Prudential Workplace Solutions

Suzanne is responsible for financial wellness outcomes across Workplace Solutions Group, which includes Prudential’s Retirement and Group Insurance businesses. Her primary responsibilities include accelerating adoption of FW solutions and services, translating data into actionable insights, analyzing the impacts of solution adoption and plan design changes, and championing financial wellness programs and training to differentiate Prudential's financial wellness portfolio. Prior to joining Prudential, Suzanne held roles at Fidelity, Lincoln Financial Group and Genworth Financial.

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