Today Is National Employee Benefits Day

April 2, 2012

Brenda Hofmann
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Today Is National Employee Benefits Day



Brookfield, Wisconsin—Today marks the eighth annual celebration of National Employee Benefits Day to honor the important work that trustees, administrators, corporate benefits practitioners and professional advisors do on behalf of North America’s workforce. The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, which represents 35,000 members who influence 25 million lives across the United States and Canada, created the day to garner recognition for benefits professionals and to provide a vehicle for better educating employers and employees about benefits topics.


As part of this year’s celebration, the International Foundation is focusing on two of its most important initiatives: retirement security and value-based health care. The Benefits Day website,, has numerous resources for helping both employers and their employees celebrate.


Visitors to the website will find:


  • A 15-question retirement quiz to assess retirement preparedness
  • An interactive budgeting worksheet to help develop a personal financial plan
  • A value-based health care podcast explaining what value-based health care is and how it can benefit any organization.


This site also contains helpful information for any employer looking to implement retirement security or value-based health care initiatives, including government resources, recent news updates, survey reports and helpful takeaway ideas.


National Employee Benefits Day was created in 2004 by the International Foundation and is celebrated annually each April, commemorating the date the Foundation was established. To learn more, visit



The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a member-driven organization with five decades of experience as a leading objective source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information within the American and Canadian workplace. The Foundation’s expertise is industry wide; and it offers resources that include Foundation staff, training, conferences and research on topics critical to assisting its 35,000 multiemployer, corporate and public sector members respond to trends affecting the well-being of more than 25 million lives in North America. For additional information, visit