Nearly half of all employees say financial challenges cause them the most stress in their lives. It’s important to target stress at the source. Through the Financial Wellness Program, the Employee Assistance & Counseling Center provides personalized counseling and various resources designed to help employees cope with financial stressors. This program is here to empower you to take charge of your finances and financial wellbeing.

See the EACC's financial wellness services below for more information.
 

  • Financial Programs & Events

    EACC partners with the Regions Institute for Financial Education, local credit unions and other organizations to provide you with seminars and workshops on financial topics that matter to you. See what’s coming and save your spot today.

     

    SmartPath Webinar

    September 17
    Online
    SmartPath’s monthly financial wellness webinar series continues with "Investing: Making Money in Your Sleep."
    See flyer for more information.

     
     

    Getting Ahead in the Workplace

    Begins September 10
    Collat School of Business
    A 16-session curriculum for UAB employees that aims to help working class individuals build their financial resources in the areas of budgeting, investments and more. Contact rife@uab.edu for eligibility requirements including income and housing demographics qualifications.
  • Financial Counseling

    Need financial guidance but not sure where to start? An individualized financial wellness counseling session will help you gain a better understanding of your financial situation, while teaching you the best options for managing your finances and paying off debt.

    The Employee Assistance & Counseling Center offers a variety of personalized services to help you take control of your finances. A financial wellness counselor will work with you to develop a personal financial assessment by analyzing your income, expenses, assets and liabilities.

    To schedule a one-on-one meeting with a financial wellness specialist, call 1-877-872-2327 or 205-934-2281. Or visit UAB Benefits for information on scheduling an appointment with retirement consultants from TIAA and/or VALIC.

  • Financial Seminars by Request

    The Employee Assistance & Counseling Center offers personalized financial education seminars by request, at a time and location convenient for your department. Most seminars are designed for groups of 20-30 employees — perfect for staff councils, academic departments and affinity groups. Seminars for larger groups and after-hour sessions are also available.

    Choose the financial topic that fits the needs of your group, from navigating UAB’s retirement plans to estate planning. With advance notice, we can develop a custom presentation. Submit a request online, and a member of the EACC Financial Wellness team will contact you within three business days to discuss your group’s programming needs.

    Submit a Request

     



  • Important changes coming to UAB voluntary retirement plans

    Effective October 4, TIAA will become the single service provider of UAB retirement plans and all eligible VALIC balances will be transferred to TIAA. A transition guide detailing the changes has been mailed to employees participating in voluntary retirement programs. Benefits of returning to a single provider include new investment options, lower costs, increased transparency on fees and easier access to account information.

    Planned seminars will review information provided in the transition guide and highlight actions employees may wish to take as a result of the changes.

    • General retirement planning — Sept. 17, 9-10 a.m., Spain Auditorium
    • Presentation for current VALIC participants — Sept. 17, 4-5 p.m., Spain Auditorium
    • General retirement planning — Sept. 24, 9-10 a.m., Volker Hall
    • Presentation for current VALIC participants — Sept. 24, 1-2 p.m., Finley Conference Center

    Register online for Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 sessions, or access pre-recorded webinars in the UAB for Me Benefits Portal. Learn more at tiaa.org/uasystem for UAB employees or tiaa.org/uabllc  for UAB Hospital Management LLC employees.

    Look for EACC Financial Wellness Counselor Cecelia Boyd's Financial Tip of the Month in the UAB HR newsletter.

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