International Foundation named one of The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security

BROOKFIELD, WI – The Brookfield-based International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' outstanding commitment to their employees' financial and physical wellness has earned them the distinction of being one of the best.

An independent judging panel of employee benefit experts named the Foundation as one of the 2015 winners of The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.      

Judges selected the Foundation because of their commitment to employee financial security through outstanding employee benefits.  The Foundation, currently employing 140 people, will also be featured in the October issue of Inc. Magazine for this achievement.  

"Companies like the International Foundation are role models and provide inspiration for other growing businesses that want to become an employer of choice," said Luke Vandermillen, vice president at the Principal Financial Group®. "These companies stand out not only for their commitment to their employees but also for their innovation in creating a workplace culture that fosters total employee financial security."

The Principal® sponsors the national program, which is now in its 14th year. It honors growing companies (five-1,000 employees) for their commitment to their employees' financial security.

"We are proud to have been named to The Principal 10 Best list," said Michael Wilson, CEO at the International Foundation. "We are committed to investing in our employees and appreciate the opportunity to share our best practices with other growing businesses."

As part of their best practices, the International Foundation works with Milliman, Marco Consulting and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. to help make choices that supports their employees' financial future.

Along with the award recognition, The Principal awards a donation to a charity selected by each winning company. The International Foundation chose Waukesha's Hebron House of Hospitality to receive the $2,500 donation.  The Foundation is matching that donation, bringing the total for the Hebron House of Hospitality to $5,000.

Learn more about The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security at .


About the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is the premier educational organization dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information to ensure the health and financial security of plan beneficiaries worldwide. The Foundation has more than 33,000 multiemployer, corporate and public sector members representing over 25 million lives. For additional information, visit

About the Principal Financial Group

The Principal Financial GroupÒ (The Principal®)[1] is a global investment management leader offering retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. Founded in 1879 and a member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has $539.9 billion in assets under management[2] and serves some 20.1 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit


[1] "The Principal Financial Group" and "The Principal" are registered service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member of the Principal Financial Group.

[2] As of June 30, 2015.