Retirement Articles

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Financially savvy millennials have a Roth IRA...here’s why
Last Modified: 5/18/2018
Opening a Roth IRA is one of the smartest money moves a young person can make—and it’s super easy. We have several reasons a Roth IRA is a good move. . . . (Full story)

Protecting a legacy: Participant level protections
Last Modified: 5/14/2018
Participant level protections are new to the Prudential Guaranteed Investment Account. Here’s more detail about when these protections could be triggered and what they mean to members. . . . (Full story)

3 things you need to know to navigate fees in your retirement savings account
Last Modified: 2/19/2018
Here at Member Benefits, we talk about fees with our members every day. But fees are often not easy to find or to understand. So let’s explore the topic of fees and uncover why they’re important, why they exist, and how you can find out what and who you’re paying so you can make informed savings decisions. . . . (Full story)

Protecting a legacy: The update
Last Modified: 5/14/2018
In the July of 2017, we shared that we were in the midst of a detailed evaluation of the Guaranteed Investment and our partnership with Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC) in their role as manager of the account. In this update, we respond to questions about the evaluation results and what it means for members like you. . . . (Full story)

New year, new retirement statements for members
Last Modified: 1/22/2018
View a quick video and get more information on the friendlier, easier-to-read member retirement statements coming out in January 2018. . . . (Full story)

Start small, save big
Last Modified: 5/1/2018
Don’t think you have enough money to save for retirement? Then you might be surprised to learn that saving with as little as $20 per pay period can make a big difference. The key is to start…now. . . . (Full story)

Q&A: Calculating your RMD
Last Modified: 10/30/2017
As you craft your retirement strategy, planning for age 70½ is a must, because that’s when required minimum distributions (RMDs) kick in. Here are some things you need to know. . . . (Full story)

Announcing the 2018 Prudential Guaranteed Credited Rate
Last Modified: 1/24/2018
WEA Member Benefits is pleased to announce the 2018 Prudential Guaranteed Investment credited annual rate of return for both the WEA TSA Trust and WEAC IRA programs. Learn more about the investment. . . . (Full story)

Saving for the future is a family affair
Last Modified: 10/9/2017
Saving for retirement is important to every generation. This year, Patrick and Katrina Kubeny’s teenage daughter Alison began saving for her future with her own Roth IRA. Did you know that, as a benefit of your membership in our program, your family members are eligible to participate in our IRA program?1   . . . (Full story)

Protecting a legacy
Last Modified: 5/14/2018
With $2.4 billion in member assets, the Guaranteed Investment is kind of a big deal. Just as Member Benefits monitors our mutual fund investments to make sure they continue to meet our standards, we also monitor the Guaranteed Investment and evaluate PRIAC in their role as manager of the account to ensure the best interests of our participants are being served. . . . (Full story)

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