National Employee Benefits Day is April 2

March 3, 2009 ( - The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) is encouraging benefits professionals to use National Employee Benefits Day as an opportunity to educate themselves and their participants on the importance of retirement security.

National Employee Benefits Day, created in 2004, is a recognized day in both the United States and Canada and is celebrated each year on April 2, according to an IFEBP press release. On that day the Foundation will be offering two free video presentations featuring Dallas Salisbury, president of EBRI, and Brett Hammond, chief investment strategist with TIAA – CREF, reflecting on what the current economy means for benefit plan sponsors and the future of retirement security.

The video presentations will be available at , the National Employee Benefits Day Web site.

The announcement said visitors to the Web site can access free downloadable tip sheets that can be distributed to employees, including “How Much Money Do I Need For Retirement,” and “Time Is on Your Side: The Power of Compounding and Must-Know Retirement Terms Defined.”

In addition, the site includes a list of free online educational resources and has suggestions on how to celebrate. A National Employee Benefits Day t-shirt and piggy bank are also available.