Participant Corner: Back-to-school for Retirement Plans

Back to school supplies

RPAG provides advisors with a FINRA-reviewed and compliance ready participant communication piece every month. The Participant Corner can be white-labeled and sent to plan sponsor clients to distribute to their employees, or can be sent directly to plan participants. This memo focuses on the “back-to-school” basics of financial wellness that all participants should be aware of.

Download a copy of this Participant Corner by clicking here, or contact support@rpag.com to get an editable version that you can white label and distribute.

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School is now in session!

Let’s check if you’re preparing for retirement and review the following items we’ve listed below.

Contribute to your Retirement Plan

It is imperative to keep track of your retirement plan and set aside a percentage of your income. It’s recommended to save at least 10% of your income for an enjoyable retirement.

Assign or Update Beneficiaries

A critical part of having a retirement plan is to assign the accounts beneficiaries. It’s important to periodically check or update the account after major life events like the death of a spouse, marriage, divorce, etc.

 Familiarize yourself with your Company Offerings

Does your company offer long-term care insurance and/or healthcare plans? It’s a good idea to be familiar with their benefits and frequently check to see what new perks they offer.

 Be Aware of Cyber Security

Cyber-attacks are common and should be recognized by retirement plan participants to ensure their information is safe. It’s essential to frequently update your passwords and educate yourself on cyber security.

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