AARP Offers Benefits Services for Small Businesses

April 7, 2009 ( - AARP Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AARP, has launched a new initiative designed to assist small business owners with group health insurance, retirement planning, and payroll services.

Small Business Services from AARP Services, Inc., being test-marketed in Chicago and Tampa, will provide small businesses with access to a set of health insurance plans, retirement plans, and payroll services, as well as educational resources to help them manage their business, according to a press release. Other markets may be added later in the year.

The Small Business Services benefits package includes health and disability insurance options through United Healthcare, 401(k) retirement plans from AARP Financial Inc. (see AARP Financial Turns to DST for 401(k) RK Services ), and payroll solutions from Intuit. Small business owners will also receive access to information through a Small Business Services Web site, , designed to help them make informed decisions about what products are right for them and their employees.

“A major goal of Small Business Services is also to provide educational tools and support to help small business owners understand the best approach to take when offering health, retirement and payroll solutions,” said John Wider, President and CEO of AARP Services, Inc., in the announcement.

Small business owners are not required to be members of AARP to access the program.

For more information, call 866-296-9489.