Prudential Unveils Online In-House Benefits Portal

August 26, 2008 ( - Prudential Real Estate Affiliates has unveiled a new online benefits portal to make it easier for its U.S. network of independently owned affiliate companies to provide benefits, including 401(k) plans, to their teams of independent real estate contractors.

A Prudential news release said DreamBuilder , provides access to group-health insurance, individual medical insurance, dental and vision discount programs, disability-income insurance, long-term care insurance, life insurance, retirement options including owner-only 401(k) plans and simplified employee pension (SEP) plans, and personal consultations with a licensed insurance and financial services professional.

Additional services provided by licensed financial professionals may include coverage review and strategies for education and retirement funding and estate preservation.

Prudential Real Estate President Laurie Keenan said DreamBuilder was created to help sales professionals who are typically independent contractors responsible for their own health and other benefits gain options that might otherwise be unavailable to them, including medical insurance at group rates.

“Few in our industry are able to offer such access to a comprehensive array of insurance and financial products and services,  Keenan said in the announcement. Our sales professionals now have access to more tools that can help them build their financial futures by protecting themselves and their families today. Our affiliates can gain even more distinction in their markets by offering an attractive program that real estate professionals can t get anywhere else.