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SOURCE Investor Protection Trust and Investor Protection Institute, Washington, D.C.
… March 6, 2013 Alabama Business News Advisory …
Alabama Employers Encouraged To Act Fast To Fill Remaining Online Classes; Orientation Webinar Series Underway
MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Investor Education in Your Workplace® program is an award-winning online financial and investment education program for employers to help educate their employees about long-term savings and investment options such as 401(k), 403(b) or related retirement plans. Due to the success of this program in 2012, sponsors Investor Protection Trust and Investor Protection Institute announced today that 500 employees of Alabama businesses, corporations and other entities throughout the state are now eligible to enroll.
The IEiYW® program is a proven and effective online investment and financial education program that your employees can complete over a 10-week period. The program has been run with nearly 400 companies and 15,000+ employees with excellent results. The Alabama IEiYW® program begins on May 6, 2013 and ends in August 2013.
Classes are available at no charge due to a generous grant from the nonprofit Investor Protection Trust (www.investorprotection.org). Employer requests will be honored on a first come first serve basis, however, businesses, corporations and other entities may be limited to 50 employees each.
Interested parties may register for informational webinars online at: http://www.ieiyw.com/webinars/. Remaining webinar dates for online classes before the program begins are: March 13, 21 and 26 at 2PM Central Time.
The IEiYW® program has already been field tested nationwide by more than 15,500 employees working at nearly 400 companies.
ABOUT THE INVESTOR EDUCATION IN YOUR WORKPLACE® PROGRAM
Investor Education in Your Workplace provides financial and investor protection education to individuals in their workplace. The Investor Protection Trust is collaborating with the Investor Protection Institute, state securities regulators and state credit union associations to provide online investor education and protection curriculum to credit union employees in participating states. The program was piloted with credit union employees and educators in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. The pilot programs have shown strong results including a 27 percent improvement in knowledge for teachers in Wisconsin and a 38 percent and 47 percent improvement in knowledge for credit union employees in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, respectively. The IEiYW program has now been expanded into 14 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and to additional employer groups. Course topics include: saving & investing, personal finance, investing basics, investment strategies, investment risks, retirement planning, retirement plan options, mutual funds, financial advisors and putting it all together.
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