Saving for retirement is the top financial priority for 70% of Americans, but what can your clients do to ease this stress for employees? PLANSPONSOR explains.
In the Media - Retirement Plans
Move over, smart speaker. Learn how today's managed services are bringing clients tech-forward solutions that are more than just set-it-and-forget-it retirement accounts. Read the InsuranceNewsNet article, How to Boost Retirement Readiness in an Automated World, by Ken Waineo, senior director of business development and sales operations for retirement sales at The Standard.
Consider discussing these three tips with your clients to help overcome employees’ typical behavioral finance tendencies and help make retirement planning simpler. Read the BenefitsPro article, 3 Ways to Help Overcome Behavioral Finance Challenges, by Chris Dugan, director of retirement plan communications at The Standard.
As you dive deeper into the plan designs of stable value funds, showcase how these six benefits can assist plan participants with retirement readiness. Read the Advisor Magazine article, Selling Safety, Liquidity & Yield, by Kent Bartell, director of investment research at The Standard.
Given the growing size of millennials in today's workforce, now can be a great time to talk with clients about low-risk investment products that can help meet the savings needs of this generation. Read the Employee Benefit Adviser article, Three Unique Stable Value Fund Benefits That Help Millennials, by Kent Bartell, director of investment research at The Standard.
Timing and the right communication can make a big difference when reaching out to prospective clients. Here are five key times, and thoughtful conversation starters, that could grab a plan sponsor's attention. Read the 401K Specialist article, The Key to Converting Prospective 401k Clients, by Ken Waineo, The Standard's senior director of business development and operations, retirement plans, Pacific Northwest region.
In 2017, Kevin McNamara, senior enrollment strategist for employee benefits at The Standard, notes that a high this year was seeing how decision support tools can help better educate employees about voluntary insurance and close the knowledge gap. Let's see what 2018 has in store. Read the BenefitsPro article, Ups and Downs.
Ken Waineo, The Standard's senior director of business development and operations, retirement plans, Pacific Northwest region, provides insight into the role of plan administrators and fiduciaries, and the level of responsibility that can be assumed by external providers. Read the Employee Benefit News article, When Retirement Plan Administrators Make an Error.
Help plan sponsors increase participants retirement readiness with auto-escalation plan designs. Read the ThinkAdvisor article, “How to Boost Use of Retirement Plan Auto-Escalation,” by Ken Waineo, The Standard's senior director of business development and operations, retirement plans, Pacific Northwest region.