The Salt Lake Tribune reports that spokesman Daron Cowley said the employer will boost its match to a maximum of 4% of an employee’s salary from the previous high of 3%. About 18,000 of Intermountain’s 30,000-employee workforce participate in the program.
Intermountain on the one hand is seeing a rebound in the
economy, allowing it to restart 401(k) contributions that were suspended for at
least a year in January (see More Companies Decide to Go “Matchless”); however, to save money, it is eliminating one of two
pension plans and moving the 20,000 participants into another plan that pays
less at retirement, according to the news report. Depending on the number of
years an employee has worked for the company, payouts could be 5% to 15% less.