LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2023) — As an added benefit to employees who participate in UK’s retirement savings plans, the University of Kentucky has partnered with CAPTRUST Financial Wellness and Advice to help employees who struggle with feeling confident about making financial decisions concerning their retirement.
CAPTRUST is an independent investment advisory firm that provides investment advice to UK’s retirement plan participants. This free benefit is designed to help employees navigate retirement benefits and other financial priorities, such as budgeting, debt, credit or college savings.
“We are excited to provide employees with an enhanced level of financial advice at no cost to promote personal financial well-being,” said Richard Amos, UK HR Chief Benefits Officer. “Employees will have access to certified financial planners to help evaluate all kinds of financial advice needs, plans and goals.”
Amos said CAPTRUST Financial Wellness and Advice advisors will serve as a confidential, independent financial “quarterback,” partnering with UK’s two retirement savings vendors, TIAA and Fidelity.
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