By Gregory Dyson, Senior Vice President, Chief Operations & Marketing Officer, ICMA-RC
National Save for Retirement Week is October 21-27. The U.S. Congress thinks it's so important that Americans reflect on their personal retirement goals - and determine if they're on target to reach those goals - that the lawmakers designate one week in October to focus on the issues. ICMA-RC, an NLC Capstone Corporate Partner, supports the week and provides online resources to assist employers and employees at www.retirementweek.org. The website features investment basics, details about types of retirement plans, polls about retirement savings, videos about saving and investing, and links to enrollment forms for 457s, 401 plans and IRAs to help get employees started with saving.
In addition to the online resources, ICMA-RC is sponsoring an expanded webinar series with topics for both plan sponsors and participants. In partnership with the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE), ICMA-RC will host a webinar geared toward plan sponsors to kick off National Save for Retirement Week. The webinar will highlight findings from a recent ICMA-RC sponsored study, Local Government Employment, Benefits, and Retirement Issues, with a focus on local government workforce and retirement trends. The webinar will be held October 18 at 2:00 p.m Eastern Time.
Additional webinars are scheduled for each weekday October 22-26 at 12 noon Eastern Time, hosted by ICMA-RC CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professionals. Visit ICMA-RC's www.retirementweek.org website for more information and to explore the resources available to help employees build retirement security.
This article is intended for educational purposes only and is not to be construed or relied upon as investment advice. Except as expressly permitted by ICMA-RC, reproduction or redistribution of this content in its entirety or any portion thereof, is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of ICMA-RC. For more information, contact ICMA-RC at 777 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4240. 800-669-7400. Copyright © 2009 ICMA-RC. All rights reserved.
Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for more than a million public sector participant accounts and approximately 9,000 retirement plans. Our mission is to help build retirement security for public employees. We deliver on our mission by focusing on service, quality and value. All of our retirement programs, administrative services and educational tools have been developed specifically for public sector retirement plan administrators and participants. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org.About the NLC Corporate Partners Program