Offering employees a chance to purchase company stock can produce positive benefits for both workers and their employers, including improved productivity and morale, and a sense of ownership in the company, according to Kevin Barry, executive vice president of stock plan services at Fidelity. “Whether it’s covering short-term expenses, paying down debt, building an emergency fund, or complementing their 401(k), company stock plans can help improve employees’ overall financial wellness.”

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