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Financial Wellness

Miami is working with CAPTRUST Financial Services to offer free confidential financial wellness and advice to Miami employees.

Financial Wellness

What is Financial Wellness? The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau describes financial wellness as a state of being where an individual:

  • Has control over day-to-day, month-to-month finances
  • Has the capacity to absorb a financial shock
  • Is on track to meet financial goals
  • Has the financial freedom to make the choices to enjoy life

The goal of financial wellness programming is to help you and your family reduce the amount of stress financial situations can cause at home and at work. In addition to the state retirement plans, Miami offers several tax-saving programs. Through the University's group life and accidental death insurance plans, you have peace of mind while employed at Miami that your family will have some benefit should the time come.


Financial Wellness Advice

Miami is working with CAPTRUST Financial Services to offer free confidential financial wellness and advice to Miami employees. Beginning in August 2023, CAPTRUST will work directly with university employees through its Financial Wellness and Advice Service. 

This service is offered virtually; employees may call the CAPTRUST “Advice Desk” and ask any financial question and receive assistance with financial issues facing employees. CAPTRUST is an independent, registered investment advisory firm that offers confidential financial wellness education and advice at no cost to the employee and will not sell any products.

The CAPTRUST advice team members are available to consult with you as a part of your benefit package. Miami strives to ensure our employees feel confident about their financial wellness and this service is a resource to help you meet your goals.

  • An educational resource for new hires and newly eligible employees on the state retirement systems, the alternative retirement plan and available supplemental savings options.
  • CAPTRUST services and technologies help you address a variety of financial challenges—from understanding the benefit of Miami’s supplemental savings options to managing student loan debt.
  • CAPTRUST’s financial wellness and advice services meet you where you are in your career, with the help you need to answer the most pressing questions about your various financial goals.

Click on the links below to learn more about CAPTRUST's Participant Advisory Service:

Many ways to engage the CAPTRUST Financial Wellness services:

  • Consultations with an advisor by phone at 1-800-967-9948
  • Live Webinars
  • Library of articles and tools
  • Monthly e-Newsletters

Personalized, objective financial guidance is available to Miami Employees (full and part-time). Visit CAPTRUSTADVICE.COM to make an appointment or call CAPTRUST at 1.800.967.9948

How Miami Helps

  • Tax savings through flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts (when enrolled in a high deductible health plan) and supplemental retirement plans.
  • Long term disability insurance (LTD) which provides a salary replacement benefit should benefit-eligible employees be off work due to accident or illness for more than 180 days.
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) which offer employees covered under Miami's group life insurance plan free online and telephonic financial assistance.
  • Personal financial education sessions with topics such as retirement and tax savings.
  • Uses feedback from employees to add programs to create and implement programs to assist employees in managing finances and reducing stress.

Why Financial Wellness Matters

Why Financial Wellness Matters

  • Stress is associated with numerous health issues such as depression, obesity, heart disease and skin problems.
  • Stress affects job productivity, contributing to employee absences and worrying while at work can distract employees making them less productive.
  • Financial stress is a prime cause of personal stress.

Miami's Banking Partners

Miami University and Community Federal Credit Union

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PNC Bank

Miami University has contracted with PNC Bank to provide financial literacy resources.

Our Mission

Working alongside the various departments and units within Miami University, we strive to recruit, cultivate, acknowledge, and involve a diverse pool of talent to fulfill their goals and the overarching goals of the institution.