Most American workers are not in a position to cover the financial needs
they may face if they are unable to work or face other unexpected
financial hardships, according to a research report released today by
Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE:PRU).
The research, published in a white paper called “ Financial
Wellness: The Next Frontier in Wellness Programs,” found employees
are unprepared for three key risks they face in their working years
— premature death, illness or injury and out-of-pocket medical and
living expenses — and that more than half of U.S. households have less
than $10,000 on hand to use in an emergency.
In its annual survey on the usage of electronic health records, Xerox
(NYSE:XRX) found many Americans are open to getting medical records
online if given instruction on how to obtain access by their medical
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