Retirement plan sponsor clients gave The Standard high marks in the 2019 PLANSPONSOR Best-in-Class Provider survey. The Standard qualified for recognition in three market categories: <$5mm, $5mm to $25mm and $25mm to $50mm.

For retirement plan sponsors and participants seeking guaranteed interest, safety of principal and liquidity, stable value options are a compelling investment.
In the 2018 PLANSPONSOR survey, Standard Retirement Plan Services was recognized in several areas.
In early November 2018, the IRS issued proposed regulations regarding hardship distributions for 401(k) and 403(b) plans. This new guidance primarily addresses hardship distribution recommendations made in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. At the same time, it addresses related questions about hardship distributions that unexpectedly arose from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and recent disaster relief guidance.
Saving for retirement is the top financial concern for 70 percent of employees, according to a study by The Standard. But only 33 percent are confident about their level of retirement readiness.
The Standard’s research shows that only 33 percent of employees are confident about their level of retirement readiness. Adding automatic features to your retirement plan can help improve retirement outcomes.
Employees would welcome professional help as they plan for retirement, research shows.