Students are graduating from college with higher student loan debt than ever before, and even many older employees are still carrying student loan debt or helping their children pay off loans that were guaranteed by parents. The debt burden affects many aspects of employee life, including delaying home ownership, hampering the ability to save for retirement, and readiness to marry and start a family.
Employers that help employees address student loans may find it easier to recruit and retain quality employees as well as to improve employee morale. Congress is considering legislation that would provide tax-free methods for employers to assist employees with student loan debt, but nothing has yet been passed. In the meantime, there are ways that employers can provide help to employees with student loan debt.
Please join Christine Williams as she reviews methods that employers are currently using to assist employees address student loan debt.
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- The new IRS private ruling that allows an employer to make 401(k) plan contributions for employees who are paying student loans
- How “student loan assessment” services operate
- The pros and cons of student loan consolidation
- Student loan refinancing programs
- Taxable salary addition programs by employers
- Statistics on employers offering programs to assist with student loans
- The status of tuition reimbursement programs for current employees
- How Section 529 plans can help employees who are parents save for their children’s education
- And much more!
Presenter: Christine Williams, Attorney at Law, Founder, Health Plan Plain Talk
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