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Improving financial well-being is important for employers and health plans as it’s an often overlooked determinant of overall health, medical costs and workplace performance. The 2014 Financial Well-Being State Rankings is the sixth in a series of reports based on Gallup-Healthways’ Well-Being Index. Results are from 265,369 Americans surveyed across all 50 states. The research aims to take a holistic approach to analyzing the financial well-being of Americans, including its associations to depression, smoking and activity levels.

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