More than ever, employers are focusing on the overall wellness of their employees. That focus is manifesting itself in a variety of ways, everything from handing out wrist bands that monitor fitness activity, to paying for laser vision surgery, to providing psychiatric counseling.

The progress of the wellness bandwagon is being tracked by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which reports that more than a third (35 percent) of employers increased the number of benefits they offer employees in 2015 (see SHRM's 2015 Employee Benefits, An Overview of Employee Benefits Offerings in the U.S.).

Among the fastest-growing benefits identified by SHRM focused on financial wellness, particularly retirement-specific planning and individual investment planning advice.

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