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Building a better tomorrow for members
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Building a better tomorrow for members
of the NAM retirement plan

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Welcome, you’re in the right place for retirement and we’re excited you’re here.

As a member of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), you have the opportunity to provide your employees with a new kind of retirement solution. This robust plan helps take the brunt of daily administration off your plate so that you can have the time to focus your efforts on other initiatives, like building your business.

Take a moment to hear from Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the NAM.

Want to learn more?

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Tell us about yourself and your company—then read on to learn more about a retirement plan solution that's been designed for manufacturers like you.

Not a member today? That's ok.
Continue on to learn more about the benefits of participating in the plan.

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To learn more about joining the NAM Manufacturers Retirement & Savings Plan, please complete the following information. We’ll reach out to you to set up time for a personalized discussion regarding the plan.

Interested in becoming a member of the NAM?

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A representative is available to discuss in more detail with you.
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Call us toll free: 800-814-8468
Or by phone: 202-637-3000
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A retirement plan solution designed specifically for members of the NAM

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When you’re part of a multiple employer plan (MEP), you can help your employees maximize their potential for retirement planning. This plan is designed to help save time and simplify plan administration for your company. By participating in the Manufacturers Retirement & Savings Plan you gain the expertise, knowledge, and capabilities from a team of dedicated professionals to reduce your fiduciary risk all while helping improve retirement outcomes for your employees.*

The collective team is committed to helping you by managing retirement plan responsibilities:

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Independent 3(38) investment fiduciary1
  • Selects and monitors the plan’s investment lineup
  • Recommends changes to the investment lineup when they deem appropriate
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Plan administration and 3(16) fiduciary
  • Day-to-day contact
  • Interprets and enforces plan document
  • Helps ensure IRS and Department of Labor compliance
  • Completes and signs Form 5500
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Recordkeeper and participant services
  • Delivers comprehensive recordkeeping services
  • Helps build confidence through award-winning financial wellness and participant online capabilities to your employees2
  • Provides individualized web experience with a plan health index to help assess the plan for each adopting employer
  • Holds program assets for the benefit of the plan so you don’t have to

How to make the MEP retirement plan work for your business.

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Take advantage of the Manufacturers Retirement & Savings Plan to help make life simpler for you—from transition to ongoing operation.

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Eases the process of joining the plan with a qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) eligible transition method

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Streamlines key plan design features, leveraging best practices

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Uses an efficient investment selection process with an all zero-revenue investment lineup from a 3(38) professional

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Reduces your direct involvement and can help reduce the costs associated with:

  • Day-to-day aspects of running the plan
  • Payroll submission process
  • Annual plan audit
  • Annual plan notice requirements
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Supports your employees with holistic financial wellness and safeguarding data

A retirement plan solution to help retain top talent.

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Employers, many in search of talent, are poised to bolster retirement planning and benefits. Just 39% of plan sponsors feel their employees are doing a good job preparing for retirement and a mere 15% feel their employees will have enough money saved. That said, they know offering a retirement plan is important for maintaining their workforce, with about half citing retention and attraction as a top reason to offer a plan, and 61% feeling it's important for employees to participate.3

The NAM is dedicated to building a better tomorrow for its members. That's why they've chosen Principal® to provide a robust participant experience for those participating in the MEP.  With Principal, your employees will have the help they need with the goal of making them feel prepared for life’s milestones, confident to take the next step, and secure about tomorrow –all in one place.

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This ongoing personalized experience helps employees increase their knowledge and take action from the start:

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Employees who sign up for salary deferral are putting away nearly 8% on average.4

Over 30% are saving 10% or more.4

And for those who decide to save gradually, 1 in 3 are auto-escalating their way up to 10%.4

Give your employees the chance to make a positive impact on their future. Join the Manufacturers Retirement & Savings Plan to take advantage of this innovative offering and many other great benefits that come from the NAM membership.

Have questions or want more info?

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* The decision to participate in the MEP is the fiduciary responsibility of the adopting employer.
1 Investment Advisory services offered through Global Retirement Partners, LLC (GRP), an SEC registered investment advisor.
2 ©Escalent. Cogent Syndicated, Retirement Plan Advisor Trends, September 2022.
3 Principal® Retirement Security Survey - Plan Sponsor Q1 2022.
4 Principal® Real Start Q2 2023.

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