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State of Wisconsin recommits to partnership with Empower

Jul 21, 2022
Press Release

Will continue to serve more than 68,000 participants and 970 local employers in the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program (WDC)1

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. July 21, 2022 – Empower announced today that the State of Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Board under the Department of Employee Trust Funds has renewed its Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program (WDC) supplemental retirement savings plan contract with Empower totaling $6 billion in assets.2 The partnership began in 2005.

The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) administers benefit programs for public employees, retirees, and their beneficiaries of the Wisconsin Retirement System, one of the largest and fully funded public pension systems in the U.S.

“We are so grateful to continue to help employees across the state of Wisconsin with custom tailored solutions to help them work towards their financial goals. We have hundreds of Empower associates who also live and work in Wisconsin. Many of them have children, spouses, parents, and grandparents who work or have worked for state and local government entities in Wisconsin who depend on Empower, so for us, it’s a very personal relationship as well,” said Rich Linton, president and chief operating officer, Empower.

The renewal will commence Dec. 1, 2022 with a five-year contract including options for two additional three- year extensions.

About Empower

Headquartered in metro Denver, Empower administers approximately $1.4 trillion in assets3 for more than 17 million retirement plan participants3 and is the nation’s second-largest retirement plan recordkeeper by total participants.4 Empower serves all segments of the employer-sponsored retirement plan market: government 457 plans; small, mid-size and large corporate 401(k) clients; nonprofit 403 (b) entities; private-label recordkeeping clients; and IRA customers. Personal Capital, a subsidiary of Empower, is an industry-leading hybrid wealth manager. For more information please visit empower.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Media Contacts:

Mandy Cassano – 860-670-4373 – Mandy.Cassano@empower.com

Monica Mendoza – 719-373-2460 – Monica.Mendoza@empower.com 

1, 2 July, 2022

3 As of April 1, 2022. Information refers to all retirement business of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (GWLA) and its subsidiaries, including Empower Retirement, LLC; Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York (GWLANY); and Prudential Retirement Insurance & Annuity Company (PRIAC), marketed under the Empower brand. Assets represents the estimated consolidated pro forma assets under administration (AUA) of Empower and the full-service retirement business of Prudential Financial, Inc., as of December 31, 2021. AUA is a non-GAAP measure and does not reflect the financial stability or strength of a company. As of December 31, 2021, GWLA’s statutory assets total $75.9B and liabilities total $73.0B, GWLANY’s statutory assets total $4.1B and liabilities total $3.9B, and PRIAC’s statutory assets total $100.329B and liabilities total $98.793B.

4 Pension & Investments 2021 Defined Contribution Survey Ranking as of April 2022.

Securities, when presented, are offered and/or distributed by GWFS Equities, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. GWFS is an affiliate of Empower Retirement, LLC; Great-West Funds, Inc.; and registered investment adviser, Advised Assets Group, LLC. This material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide investment, legal or tax recommendations or advice.

Point-in-time advice is provided by an Empower representative registered with GWFS Equities, Inc. at no additional cost to participants. There is no guarantee provided by any party that use of the advice will result in a profit.

Empower Retirement refers to the products and services offered by GWLA and its subsidiaries, including Empower Retirement, LLC. Empower Retirement is not affiliated with Prudential or its affiliates. All product names, logos and brands are property of their respective owners. “EMPOWER,” “EMPOWER RETIREMENT,” and all associated logos and product names are trademarks of GWLA. Prudential and all associated logos are registered trademarks owned by The Prudential Insurance Company of America and are used under license.

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