Roseville, CA – Brad Barron, founder and CEO of My Secure Advantage, provided an exclusive look at the MSA Financial Wellness program in his interview with Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®, which recently aired on Fox Business Network as sponsored content.
Finances continue to be one of the leading stressors for most people, according to APA’s Stress in America study. In an effort to meet the needs of their workforce, 90% of employers are adding financial wellness programs to their well-being initiatives, according to Employee Benefits News.
Speaking to Brad Barron’s MSA program, Kathy Ireland says, “His financial wellness program transforms financial health and delivers peace of mind.”
Started in 1986, Brad Barron’s company has served millions of employees and thousands of companies, including Fortune 500’s. The MSA Financial Wellness program is specifically designed to help employees and their families eradicate financial stress and reach their financial goals.
“We’ve found that people are dealing with five different financial issues at the same time that need to be resolved in order for them to accomplish their primary goal,” says Barron. “Like it or not, we live in a world where money is at the center of everything we do. Unfortunately, most people don’t have adequate training or education on the topic, which is why it’s the leading cause of stress in this country.”
MSA’s multi-dimensional platform combines money coaching and technology to lead people to change their behaviors toward money in a way that’s compassionate, confidential and non-judgmental. MSA’s holistic approach includes one-on-one money coaching, personal financial management software, an interactive website including a financial assessment and action plan, and educational classes, to help employees through every stage of life.
Built upon the experience and intelligence of over one million consultations, MSA’s financial assessment captures employees’ financial stress levels, behaviors, status, goals, challenges, and topics of interest. From there, employees receive a financial well-being score and a tailored action plan: the learning system behind MSA’s action plan connects to hundreds of potential next steps, including website features such as self-directed learning (online video courses), completing worksheets, or working with a Money Coach.
MSA’s money coaching team has an average of 22 years of financial experience, as well as multiple credentials and accreditations like CFP® Professional and Accredited Financial Counselor®. Money Coaches provide unbiased financial guidance and do not sell products. Their sole focus is helping employees lower their financial stress and improve financial wellness.
“This concept is amazing,” says J.L. Haber, Vice President of Programming for Worldwide Business. “As an independent company, My Secure Advantage can be totally transparent without ulterior motives. This is a service employers can embrace without reservation.”
For years, MSA has worked closely with employers and EAPs alike, creating a seamless connection between MSA and other benefit offerings. MSA’s proprietary platform automatically presents elements of an employer benefits package, so a Money Coach can provide specific recommendations and cross referrals that relate to the employee’s situation.
MSA Money Coaches also take into account the employee’s lifestyle and any changes that might be contributing to their level of stress. Every major life event has a financial aspect to it, whether it’s having a baby, caring for aging parents, moving to a new house or dealing with a divorce. Together, the employee and Money Coach can make the money side a positive part of those experiences, and the Money Coach will tie in related benefit resources, like maternity leave or long-term disability.
On average, employees who work with an MSA Money Coach do the following:
Through MSA, employees have a personalized solution to any financial goal or challenge, empowering them to take charge of their financial future.
For more information about My Secure Advantage and improving financial health in the workplace, watch the video above or call MSA at 888-724-2326 today.
About Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is a weekly half-hour show featuring global executives sharing their business insights and framing opportunities shaping their industries. Hosted by a business mogul, Kathy Ireland interviews some of the brightest minds in business today. The show broadcasts on Fox Business Network as part of their sponsored content line up and globally on Bloomberg International. Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® extends beyond the weekly on-air program with digital content delivered on various video platforms and across social media.