April 10, 2018
|Contact:||Judith Watters, Consumer Outreach Specialist|
The Maine Bureau of Insurance is joining the National Retirement Planning Coalition in promoting National Retirement Planning Week, April 9–13.
Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa urged Mainers to set aside time in the coming week to assess their preparedness for retirement and to take even small steps towards improving their financial futures.
“Planning for retirement can feel like a daunting task” Cioppa stated, “but taking some action now will help avoid more stress down the line.”
Cioppa urges individuals to take advantage of the education and planning tools available year-round at retireonyourterms.org, a website created and maintained by the National Retirement Planning Coalition. A link to the website can also be found on the Bureau’s home page maine.gov/insurance during the month of April.
The Coalition, spearheaded by the Insured Retirement Institute and comprised of financial education, consumer advocate, and financial services organizations, recognizes the need to educate Americans on retirement planning and is committed to making this a national priority.
Consumers with questions about insurance matters can obtain information and assistance from the Bureau by visiting the agency’s website (www.maine.gov/insurance), calling toll-free 1-800-300-5000 (TTY call Maine Relay 711), or e-mailing Insurance.PFR@maine.gov.
The Bureau of Insurance is part of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, which encourages sound ethical business practices through regulation of insurers, financial institutions, creditors, investment providers, and numerous professions and occupations for the purpose of protecting the citizens of Maine.
Last Updated: April 10, 2018 11:24 AM