PSCA Campaign Promotes Retirement Readiness

July 19, 2006 ( - In a campaign aimed at getting workers ready for retirement, the Profit-Sharing/401(k) Council of America is encouraging employers to set aside a specific day to educate employees on contributing to their 401(k) plans.

“Our theme this year is ‘Trading Places,’ because there is life after work. Saving now in their employer-sponsored 401(k) can help workers trade work for the retirement life they want,” said PSCA President David Wray in a press release regarding the event.

The group has named September 8 as “National 401(k) Day,” during which employers should set aside time at the workplace to spotlight the importance of their employer-sponsored profit sharing and 401(k) plans.

PSCA will offer tools and step-by-step instructions to help plan sponsors with their “401(k) Day” preparations and customize the materials available on the Web site.

The resources include interactive and print 401(k) participant education tools, such as posters, payroll stuffers, interactive online word games and a financial quiz that educates employees about 401(k) terms and investing. PSCA member companies can also access four new Web casts tied to the theme of the campaign.

Employers can learn more about 401(k) Day at