Welcome to the spring edition of For Your Benefit. Since the March magazine, COVID-19 cases have escalated in the United States. The promising news is that some jurisdictions are beginning to slowly relax some of the shelter-in-place policies. With that in mind, I want to take a moment to remind you that you can find information here about ways to minimize your risk of exposure to the virus and Pearson resources that are available to you and any eligible dependents.
There is a lot to talk about in this issue, including the Employee Stock Purchase Plan enrollment, enhancements to our 401(k) plan, Women’s Mental Health and more. Here’s a look at just some of what you will learn about these topics.
While we often focus on our emotional and physical health, and for good reason, it is just as important that we highlight the importance of financial health. As we discussed in the March magazine, poor financial health can impact our mental and physical health. To that end, we are adopting more generous loan features within the 401(k) plan. The goal remains the same – to save money so that we can have a comfortable retirement. However, we also understand that emergencies do arise. Take a moment to read the articles dedicated to the 401(k) to learn more.
Mental health disorders can be very different in women than in men. Find out why that is as we look at some of the causes for mental health issues in women, what to look for when something may be a larger problem, and how to get help.
Finally, you will want to read the article about the opportunity to enroll in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), where you can purchase Pearson stock at a 15% discount. Take a look inside for more information about how the Plan works so you don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to read the magazine. There is always helpful information to be learned as well as reminders of the many ways your Pearson Benefits can support your efforts to maintain your best health. We will return in the fall with another edition of For Your Benefit so, until then, be sure to stay informed about benefits topics with our monthly ehealth messages or visit the benefits website.
In Good Health,
Director, Global Benefits