Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Join us in Observing America Saves Week!

By Jennifer Norr
We’re observing America Saves Week over the next four days in an effort to support plan sponsors, credit unions and their plan participants with tips, reminders and resources they can to focus on how they’re saving for retirement. 

We’re participating in the national initiative, along with credit unions and other businesses across the country. T
he week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council.  It’s an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their saving status. We’re hoping you’ll join us in the effort for a two key reasons:
1.  It can help you support the financial health of your employees and plan participants. The campaign offers a broad range of material and tools to help people save money, and resources are easily accessible on line (or through our social channels).
2.  It spells out how small steps today can make a big impact down the road.
Campaign content highlights practical ways to save more. So, you can easily illustrate that saving doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, employer-sponsored retirement plans make saving pretty simple.

We see value in this because it can help people see opportunities for easy wins. It’s about showing them simple ways increase their savings – and chip away at obstacles that get in the way of financial progress. If your credit union is a plan sponsor, we’ll be sharing materials with you and your plan participants soon to help encourage healthy saving habits.

So, what are we providing to participants and employers for America Saves Week?
1.    We’ll share emails with participants February 26, 28 and March 2, inviting them to explore a collection of savings topics and take action to increase their savings.
2.    We’ll also share BenefitsForYou messaging promoting these opportunities.
3.    And, during the week of February 19, we’ll share a campaign materials plan sponsors can use to support the campaign, including a poster and employee messaging.  

Our America Saves Week campaign is part of our ongoing RetireOnTarget® 2018 Education Program. Go to BenefitsForYou and check out this good stuff. After all, we need to remember to take our own advice and be active savers!

For more information on CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions, click here. Or, leverage the information and resources we offer in our Retirement Solutions Resource Center.