Tuesday, August 5, 2008

403B Webinars available on iLinc

We have great news!

The Iowa Department of Administrative Services, Retirement Investors' Club (RIC) has scheduled several live 403b webinars for education employees through iLinc (our online conferencing tool). iLinc gives individuals the ability to attend live presentations online at their worksite or from their homes. Attendees only need access to the internet and a phone.

There is no cost to attend. These 90 minute sessions begin the week of August 11, 2008. An educator from the State's RIC will present basic information about the development of the

403b plan as well as pending changes updates. More sessions may be scheduled if needed. The sessions will be recorded so individuals who are unable to attend may still receive the information.

Registration is on a "first come, first serve" basis. Since seating is limited to 50 phone line connections per session, we encourage employers to consider the option of a group connection (see below). To register, check the box to the left of the session you wish to attend and scroll to the bottom of the list. Select the "register" button at the bottom of the page. Some email systems are rejecting the confirmations that come from iLinc. If you can, please add iLinc as a contact in your email system so you can receive their emails, or ask your technical support staff to allow iLinc emails for all employees.

Once you register, you will receive an email invitation with a link to test your system in advance of the session to make sure you are able to access it. Attendees will be able to view a Power Point presentation and submit questions for discussion during the session.

Register at the Iowa Department of Administrative Services iLinc Page or paste the following URL in your web browser https://iowa.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/event.pl?pp=403bPlan.

Employers are also able to request onsite sessions in which a Retirement Benefits Educator travels to your location to present program information and answer questions. Onsite sessions are available beginning September 2, 2008. There is a cost associated with onsite sessions.