Allianz Life Joins Industry Effort to Promote Retirement Planning Now
Baby Boomers continue to have concerns about retirement security,
according to the latest survey from the Insured Retirement Institute
(IRI). Six in ten boomers (62 percent) believe that their personal
financial situation will be the same or worse five years from now, and
the majority (60 percent) believe their financial security in retirement
will be the same or worse than that of their parents.
To help raise public awareness of the need to plan for retirement today,
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz
Life) and the National Retirement Planning Coalition (NRPC), led by
the IRI, is supporting National Retirement Planning Week®
from April 9-13.
“It’s crucial to start the process of retirement planning as early as
possible so you can build toward a future that you desire,” said Allianz
Life President and CEO Walter White. “Finding the time and energy to
devote to retirement planning is a challenge, but the strategic choice
to focus on retirement planning now will pay dividends down the road.”
To help with the retirement planning process, Allianz Life recently
launched The ABCs of Annuities, a new animated three-video
series that address why it’s important to take an active role in
planning for retirement, how annuities can fit into a well-rounded
retirement strategy and how today’s annuities have evolved from those in
the past. To learn more, visit www.allianzlife.com/GetInformed/ABC_Annuities.aspx.
During National Retirement Planning Week, Americans are urged to make
time for retirement planning and establishing their long-term financial
goals, demonstrating that if comprehensive retirement plans are properly
developed and managed, it is possible to "Retire On Your Terms."
The National Retirement Planning Coalition recognizes that the need to
educate Americans on retirement planning is an ongoing effort and is
committed to making this a national priority. To support these education
efforts, the coalition has collected the latest resources to help
consumers and financial professionals focus on long-term financial
goals. These tools are available year-round at www.retireonyourterms.org.
Throughout the week, educational materials will be made available in
conjunction with the week’s agenda, and the coalition will be
encouraging retirement planning through a nationally distributed radio
spot, a coordinated media outreach program and a host of events
throughout the week.
About National Retirement Planning Week®
2012: National Retirement Planning Week® 2012 takes place
from April 9 to 13. Held during financial literacy month, National
Retirement Planning Week® is led by the National Retirement
Planning Coalition—a group of prominent financial industry, education
and advocacy organizations that have joined together to increase
awareness of the need for comprehensive retirement planning.
About the National Retirement Planning Coalition: The National
Retirement Planning Coalition, a group of prominent financial industry,
education and advocacy organizations, have joined together to raise
public awareness of the need for comprehensive retirement planning. The
NRPCis headed by IRI, and includes America Saves, American Council of
Life Insurers (ACLI), American Savings Education Council (ASEC),
Americans for Secure Retirement (ASR), Center for Retirement Research at
Boston College, Defined Contribution Institutional Investment
Association (DCIIA), Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI),
Financial Services Institute (FSI), Financial Services Roundtable (FSR),
Jump$tart Coalition, National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA),
NICSA, Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), The American
College, The Aspen Institute, and the Women’s Institute for a Secure
About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North
Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2012, has been keeping its promises since 1896.
Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and
life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities,
Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial
services industry with 150,000 employees worldwide. More than 75 million
private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach,
and capital strength to help them make the most of financial
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America offers insurance and
annuities in all states except New York. In New York, products are
issued by Allianz Life Insurance Company of New York, New York, NY.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North AmericaSara Thurin
Source: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America