Wyomissing, PA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013
At next week’s Independent Energy Human Resources Association (IEHRA) Conference, Utilities Employees Credit Union (UECU) will connect human resource professionals from U.S. energy companies with free financial wellness benefits they can provide to energy employees and their families. This is the fifth consecutive year in which UECU has served as a sponsor of IEHRA’s annual conference, which provides a forum for programs and discussion on current energy human resource trends, issues, and solutions. UECU representative Erica Kunkel will participate both as an exhibitor and presenter in the professional event being held October 2nd through October 4th at the Safety Harbor Resort in Tampa Bay, Florida.
“UECU is excited to serve as an annual sponsor of the IEHRA Conference and to share UECU’s financial benefits with the energy companies attending the event,” says Kunkel, Business Development Specialist for UECU. “Our credit union has served the energy industry since 1934 with services to improve the financial well-being of employees and their families. Greater financial wellness enhances worker productivity for energy employers and we connect their workers with financial services at no cost to our partner companies.”
UECU’s exhibition role and sponsorship remarks will focus on the value of financial wellness in the workplace, both to energy employers and employees. Worker health and benefits studies such as the annual MetLife Employee Benefits Study, are reporting lost productivity, employee absences, and increased health care costs related to financial stress. In an economic climate where companies cannot always offer additional financial compensation to their workers, voluntary benefits can provide alternative relief for employees. Some companies are offering financial wellness programs as a stand-alone benefit or as part of their employee assistance program.
UECU membership provides a variety of financial benefits and is available at no cost to utility and energy workers. The credit union offers additional employee promotions, benefits support, and financial education services to companies that offer membership as an employee benefit. Energy industry professionals (and their family members) can join Utilities Employees Credit Union as the employees of a company offering UECU membership as a human resource benefit – or can join as individuals if they have a membership in Energy People Connect, a free membership association for energy professionals and trainees.
UECU offers utility, energy, and related-industry associations and companies a voluntary benefit they can extend to employees and their family members to promote financial wellness, reduce employer health care costs, and enhance worker productivity. To obtain information on providing free employee financial benefits through Utilities Employees Credit Union, companies and organizations in the utility, energy, or related industries can visit benefits.uecu.org or call 800-288-6423, extension 6034.
About Utilities Employees Credit Union:
Utilities Employees Credit Union is a nationwide, virtual credit union providing financial services to utility and energy workers and their families since 1934. Its membership includes the employees of 600 companies and members of Energy People Connect, an association for individuals currently employed or pursuing employment in the energy industry. UECU is among the two percent of U.S. credit unions to receive an A “Excellent” Weiss Rating for financial soundness and one of the few financial institutions to reward its members with a year-end bonus dividend, which last year totaled nearly $1 million.