Advisor Group’s employees and their families will have access to a variety of wellness benefits through a program launched by the firm in cooperation with Talkspace and Aetna, the firm announced today.

The 2,300 employees of Advisor Group’s network of firms and their families will be offered expanded benefits support their physical, mental and financial health, the firm said. Advisor Group is made up of FSC Securities, Royal Alliance Association, SagePoint Financial, Securities America, Triad Advisors and Woodbury Financial Services, which form the largest network of independent wealth management firms in the nation.

Mental health support will be provided by Talkspace, a New York-based online and mobile therapy company that matches individuals with licensed therapists.

The partnership with Aetna, a healthcare and insurance company, will consist of a mobile app that rewards participants for staying active and healthy.

In addition, the Advisor Group Athlete Program will reimburse participants for fitness event entrance fees and provide other incentives for employees to improve their health.

"The Covid-19 pandemic had a profound impact on our mental and physical health, and recent market volatility and economic uncertainty has only exacerbated this toll,” Advisor Group's President and CEO Jamie Price said in a statement. “Experts designed this program to enable our employees to address all aspects of healthy life so that they are best positioned to continue delivering outstanding service to our network of financial professionals."

Jeffrey Green, senior vice president of Advisor Group’s Total Rewards and Systems, added in a statement, "Working closely with Talkspace, we have created an easy-to-use and confidential way for our employees to address often overlooked aspects of their health that, if addressed, can enhance the lives of our employees, their families and communities. The entire program integrates best practices from health and wellness leaders across the country.”