States are leading the way by developing innovative new approaches to helping more small businesses and private sector workers save for retirement. One of these approaches is through the establishment of a multiple employer plan (MEP). Vermont will be the first state to offer a MEP to small businesses and workers as an option to help increase retirement savings. But what is a MEP? What are the advantages of a MEP? During this one hour webinar, panelists provided an overview of the challenges facing small businesses today, why Vermont has chosen to establish a MEP, and some of the considerations for the design and operation of a state-facilitated MEP.
The Honorable Beth Pearce, Treasurer, State of Vermont
Matt Birong, Owner, 3 Squares Café, Vergennes, Vermont
David Morse, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Wendy Young Carter, Vice-President, Public Sector, Segal
Barb Van Zomeren, Senior-Vice President, Ascensus