EAST GRANBY, Conn., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- We are pleased to announce the retirement plans division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. (Ameritas®) has joined the Retirement Advisor Council as part of the service provider college.
Ameritas is one of 14 recordkeeping service providers on the Council. The company will be represented by Jim Gairns, AIF®, ARPC. Gairns is vice president - retirement plans distribution, wholesaling & sales support and will become a member of the Council's research committee.
"We are honored to join the Council and to have the opportunity to collaborate with an esteemed group of advisors at this critical time in the evolution of retirement benefits in the U.S. We believe every business should have the ability to offer its employees a retirement plan as part of the company's benefit package," notes Gairns.
At Ameritas, the retirement plans division's goal is to offer affordable retirement plans to complement each organization's business goals and strategic objectives — from traditional profit-sharing plans to advanced plan designs tailored to high net-worth employee groups. Ameritas makes saving for retirement convenient and simple because "fulfilling life" is one of the ways Ameritas is helping make life better for those it serves.
The Retirement Advisor Council is a national organization that advocates for successful qualified plan and participant retirement outcomes through the collaborative efforts of experienced, qualified retirement plan advisors, investment managers and defined contribution plan service providers. To advance its mission, the Council undertakes initiatives in the areas of research, public relations and promotion, general public education, regulatory positions and practice management. The Council accomplishes this mission by:
- Identifying duties, responsibilities, and attributes of the Professional Retirement Plan Advisor
- Sharing professional standards with plan sponsors who are responsible for the success of their plans
- Providing collective thought capital to decision makers, product providers, legislators and the public
- Giving voice to the retirement plan advisor community
- Offering tools to evaluate advisors to ensure the quality of services provided
Learn more about Ameritas retirement plans at www.ameritas.com.
Learn more about the Retirement Advisor Council at www.retirementadvisor.us.
Ameritas – founded in 1887, Ameritas Life and its affiliated companies – offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; group dental, vision and hearing care insurance; retirement plans; investments; mutual funds; asset management and public finance. Securities offered through affiliate Ameritas Investment Corp., member FINRA/SIPC. For more information, visit ameritas.com.
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SOURCE Retirement Advisor Council