Lincoln Announced New Ed. Effort

October 4, 2004 ( - The Fort Wayne-based Lincoln Financial Group has unveiled a new customized retirement education program labeled LifeSpan - Taking Retirement Personally.

According to a Lincoln news release, among the program’s highlights are that:

  • Lincoln works with each plan sponsor to customize an education plan for their employee population
  • A national network of retirement professionals is available to meet participants one-on-one at their workplace at no additional cost
  • Lincoln makes available seminars, small-group presentations, print materials and Internet resources for a program geared to individual learning styles. Internet resources include proprietary retirement planning tools and Morningstar Guidance Online.

Another highlight of the new program is a certification process for all Lincoln retirement professionals. It requires demonstrated proficiency as a retirement planner using LifeSpan learning program tools and extensive experience working with plan participants. Additionally, each retirement professional is required to pursue industry designations in retirement and financial planning.

“The goal is to help employees take full advantage of their retirement plan,” said John Arant, executive vice president of Lincoln Retirement Services Company, in a news release. “Participants will better understand their retirement plans. They’ll know how much they have to save to stay on track for a comfortable retirement.”