RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) joins the retirement industry in celebrating National Save for Retirement Week, Oct. 18 – 24. The week was established by Congress in 2006 as a way to promote retirement savings among Americans and encourage employees to participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plans.
“It’s more important than ever for Americans to focus on saving for retirement,” said Jamie Ohl, president, Retirement Plan Services, Lincoln Financial Group. “At various stages along our savings journey, we may feel different financial pressures that can take us off course. Taking a holistic look at your financial picture can help motivate people to take the right savings actions that will help lead to a more secure financial future.”
A recent M.O.O.D. of America survey conducted by Lincoln Financial Group showed that 87 percent of Americans believe that putting money away for retirement is important, but 65 percent also said that payments for immediate needs such as monthly bills and housing make it difficult to plan or put money toward their financial futures.
Each day throughout National Save for Retirement Week, Lincoln will provide tips and key actions that can benefit savers throughout their lives, as well as share insights from the M.O.O.D. of America survey.
As part of National Save for Retirement Week, Lincoln also introduces the “Let’s Go!” retirement education and communication program, available for its plan sponsors to use with participants. The program includes a comprehensive suite of materials and a dedicated website with interactive features including a retirement planner, contribution calculator and other savings resources. The “Let’s Go!” program is available online.
For real-time updates and savings tips, and to join in the conversation about retirement, please visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lincolnfinancialgroup, follow us on Twitter @lincolnfingroup and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/lincoln-financial-group.
About the M.O.O.D. of America
Results for the 2015 M.O.O.D. of America poll are based on a national survey conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies (WINS) on behalf of Lincoln Financial Group from March 31 to April 9, 2015 among 2,273 adults 18 and older across the United States. The sample was weighted to reflect the proportion of adults 18 or older by a variety of measures based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The margin of error is ±1.9% at the 95% confidence interval for the entire sample.
About Lincoln Financial Group’s Retirement Plan Services
For more than 60 years, Lincoln Financial Group’s Retirement Plan Services (RPS) business has been helping savers boost their retirement readiness through employer-sponsored plans. Our distribution force of more than 400 professionals, including institutional and wholesale distribution channels and advisor-based sales teams, work to provide plan sponsors with retirement plans that not only meet the unique needs of their plan participants but also align with sponsors’ total rewards strategies and help recruit and retain top talent. RPS Retirement Consultants, available onsite, online and by phone, develop long-term one-on-one relationships with savers to help motivate them to take actions that lead to better retirement outcomes. RPS offers personalized services, solutions and education to help plan participants get to and through retirement. The business serves approximately 1.4 million participants through 22,000 plan sponsors with $55 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $223 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@lincolnfingroup), LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at http://newsroom.lfg.com.