Toy men looking at dotted lines on paper Workers say that financial-related communications, tools and programs are the most valuable wellness resources an employer can provide. (Image: Shutterstock)

Workers are increasingly looking to their employer to provide them with wellness support tools, including those pertaining to mental health, according to Alight’s 2019 Health and Financial Well-being Mindset Study.

A majority (70 percent) of workers say they are comfortable sharing personal health information with their employers in return for personalized guidance in managing their health—a marked difference from the 53 percent who said that in last year’s survey. Millennials are the most comfortable (79 percent), followed by Gen Xers (70 percent), while baby boomers less so (56 percent).

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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