As you may know, LAGERS recently reached a milestone of 700 employers. While this milestone may not seem that significant to most, it tells quite an amazing story. Each and every year, LAGERS adds around 10-20 new employers seeking a way to recruit quality employees and give them a path to leave the workforce when they reach retirement age. Those employers that join LAGERS believe that this system gives their subdivision the best way to accomplish their goal perhaps better than providing a defined contribution plan.
One of my responsibilities over the years has been assisting some employers in joining the LAGERS system. The more of these employers I speak with, the more I have found there are some common misconceptions about the joining process. So, I thought I would clear up some of these common misunderstandings.
As we enter August, it means the kids are going back to school, playoff baseball is approaching, the leaves will soon be falling and of course football! But, that’s not the only thing that is quickly approaching. In a nearly two months, we will be gathering for the LAGERS system’s 50th Annual Meeting. That’s right, 50 years of retirement security! We will be holding our meeting at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake Ozark Missouri on October 19 & 20th.
Last month we celebrated National Zoo Keeper Week by visiting our members at the zoo in Springfield, Missouri. Since some of the employees of Dickerson Park Zoo are LAGERS members we wanted to see what a day in the life of a LAGERS member at the zoo was really like.
It might be the lazy, dog days of summer, but there’s still a lot of retirement news out there for you to catch up on, now that you’re back from that beach vacation. Here are some notable articles for you from July.
Retirement misconceptions, from A to Social Security