Encouraging Spanish-speakers' participation in retirement plans

Burkhart, Melissa; Colorado, Ferney
July 2007
Employee Benefit News;Jul2007, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p18
The article discusses the role of Spanish-speakers in retirement plan meetings. Employers get the service of a translation company when they have a presentation of 401(k) or other retirement plan to Spanish-speaking employees. Plan participation among these employees are said to increase when ABC Concrete hired Spanish-speakers. It is stated that a credible speaker emphasizes to employees that people in the U.S. who succeed financially are familiar with the system and make well-informed choices.


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