Retirement plans are an important element of any employer’s benefits package. In a recent Glassdoor survey, 79% of employees said they would prefer new or additional benefits over a pay increase. The survey also revealed that 401(k) plans, retirement plans, and/or pensions were valued higher than features like a flexible schedule (working from home) or tuition reimbursement. Retirement plans offer several benefits to you, your company, and your employees.

  1. Attract qualified and quality employees to your company.
  2. Shows current employees that your business cares about their financial and personal well-being. Retirement plans encourage loyalty and productivity when employees know you are invested in them.
  3. The matching contribution your business makes (at acceptable limits) are tax-deductible and it’s more retirement savings for your employees. A win-win situation.
  4. Different plan options (automatic enrollment, pre-tax, post-tax, etc.) give employees more freedom to decide how their money is handled.
  5. They open the door to educating employees about retirement planning, investing, and other important financial concepts.

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Full Bio Matthew Eickman, J.D. is the director of ERISA services for Qualified Plan Advisors and the branch manager of Prime Capital Investment Advisors' (PCIA) Omaha branch. Matthew provides fiduciary training, Investment Policy Statement oversight, and design and vendor benchmarking. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Advisory Committee and the QPA Steering Committee. He holds his FINRA series 66 registrations, and his life and health insurance licenses in multiple states.