Bridge to Wellness


April is National Financial Literacy Month. 

To learn more about steps you can take to improve YOUR financial Literacy visit:  http://www.financialliteracymonth.com/

Retirement Planning Seminar

The City of Duluth is hosting a Retirement Planning Seminar on Tuesday, April 21st from 3 to 6 p.m., in Conference Room 303 at City Hall located at 411 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802.

Representatives from PERA, MSRS, ICMA-RC, Edward Jones, Nationwide and City of Duluth HR will present information regarding your PERA, HCSP and Deferred Compensation accounts, as well as information about retirement planning, Social Security and Medicare.  The seminar is designed to provide information and help employees understand personal decisions they need to make for their retirement planning.  Space is limited, so please call 218-730-5210 to make your reservation.  Employees may invite one person to attend the seminar with them.  

Please note - Employees must make arrangements with their supervisors if attendance to the seminar conflicts with their regular work schedule.  It should also be noted that employees may voluntarily use vacation or personal time to attend the seminar as needed.  Attendance to this seminar will not be considered "hours worked" for payroll purposes.

Following is the agenda for the seminar on Tuesday, April 21st :

  3:00 PM – 3:15 PM         Welcome/Retirement- It’s NOT just about the Money- City of Duluth HR

  3:15 PM – 4:00 PM         PERA- Bryan Rantala

  4:00 PM – 4:30 PM         HCSP- MSRS- Scott Elwood

  4:30 PM – 4:50 PM         Get to Know Your Roth Options- ICMA-RC- Jason Ashline

  4:50 PM – 5:10 PM         Put Your Retirement Plan to Work- Edward Jones- Bob Farden

  5:10 PM – 5:30 PM         Diversification/Investment Strategies- Nationwide- Chad Ballandby

  5:30 PM – 6:00 PM         Social Security/Medicare/HR Wrap Up

A representative from City of Duluth Human Resources will also be available at the meeting.  Additionally, if you are an employee contemplating retirement within the next three (3) months, please refer to the Retirement/PERA section ("Retirement Checklist") located on the City's website (/media/137291/Retirement-Checklist.pdf ) for additional information.   

Feel free to contact Human Resources at 218-730-5210 with questions. 


The City of Duluth Bridge to Wellness program in conjunction with CBIZ, recently conducted a Wellness Interest Survey of employees.  The information gathered through this survey will be used to inform the new strategic plan that is in process, as well as to direct programming and decisions in allocation of resources.  Please take a moment to review the results.  Thank you to those who participated.  Your responses and feedback is important and will be used to improve and enhance the Bridge to Wellness offerings.

 2014 Wellness Interest Survey Results


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Strategic Plan

We received a lot of positive feedback on the work that went into the strategic planning.  As you know, the strategic plan is a work in progress with follow up action items/goals, so please bring a copy with you for the next wellness meeting on August 7.

Wellness Committee Strategic Plan (PDF)


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The mission of the wellness program is to enhance our lives through the benefits of life long wellness; by providing diverse programs that appeal to a wide range of peoples personal preferences and needs.

Vision Statement
To create a supportive environment that will reinforce a safe, healthy and well-balanced lifestyle; leading to healthier and productive lives.

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