Small Business Pension Plan Options

The Department of Labor launched a Retirement Savings Education Campaign in July 1995. On the fifth anniversary of the campaign, the Department unveiled its new campaign logo and slogan, "Saving Matters."

DOL has a toll-free Publication Hotline (1-866-275-7922) to distribute publications geared to educating participants and employers about saving and protecting their benefits.

The Savings Are Vital to Everyone's Retirement Act of 1997, known as the "SAVER Act," directed the Department of Labor to continue its series of outreach programs on retirement savings. The SAVER Act also directed DOL to convene a National Summit on Retirement Savings co-hosted by the White House and Congress. The first summit was held on June 4-5, 1998. Please see the Saver Summit website for more information on the summits.

Web Pages on This Topic

The Small Business Retirement Savings Advisor- Provides information to help small business owners understand their retirement savings options and determine which program is most appropriate for their needs.

Retirement Solutions For Small Employers - Provides information on retirement plan options including Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) and other choices.

Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement - Provides information on assessing your pension needs, tax-sheltered savings plans, and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

Protect Your Pension: A Quick Reference Guide - Provides an overview of the federal rules that protect pension plans, including ten warning signs that your 401(k) contributions are being misused.

Women and Retirement Savings - Provides information for women about preparing and saving for retirement.

What You Should Know About Your Retirement Plan - Provides information to help answer many of the most common questions about pension plans.

Work Changes Require Health Choices (Español) - Provides information on making health care decisions when your work life changes.