To learn about how we are supporting our employers and savers during this difficult time, please read our COVID-19 Message. We are here for you throughout this difficult time.
Begin the registration process by using your company’s Federal Employer Identification (EIN) or Tax Identification Number (TIN) along with the Illinois Secure Choice access code you received.
Illinois Secure Choice is a simple and convenient retirement savings program for employers who do not already offer a plan. With Illinois Secure Choice, you can help your employees save for their future. Research shows that employees are more productive when they have less finance-related stress.1 They are also 15 times more likely to save for retirement if an option is available at work.2
By contributing to an IRA through payroll deduction, your employees can take control of and plan for their financial future now by using payroll deductions.
We know your primary responsibility is to keep your business running smoothly, so Illinois Secure Choice simplifies and limits your role. It can also help level the playing field when you compete to attract and retain employees.
Thank you for helping your employees save for their future. Indicate your exemption with just a few clicks.
If you meet our eligibility criteria, you’ll be notified by the state of Illinois when it's time for your company to register.
Once you’re registered, there will be a few things to set up within your account.read more
There's no need to wait, you can start facilitating Illinois Secure Choice today, but no later than the deadline shown below.
Your deadline has passed, register your business today.
This was the best state run program that's been put out there. The process was smooth, clear, well thought out, and straight forward. THANK YOU!
I really appreciate all the help and guidance the Secure Choice staff provided.
THE TENNIS and FITNESS CENTRE
My account representative has been wonderful explaining everything and walking me through getting set up and with my first payroll submission.
LOFTUS & OMEARA STAFFING INC
Individuals have not received compensation for their testimonial. Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is no guarantee of future performance or success.
As an employer offering Illinois Secure Choice to your employees, you want to make sure they fully understand this new savings program. Our field representative is here to help. This local resource is available to help you with anything from the initial Illinois Secure Choice roll out period, to hosting savings seminars or participating in benefits fairs.
Institutional Relationship Manager
Joe has over a decade of financial services experience and is particularly effective at educating retirement plan sponsors and participants about the importance of saving for retirement.
He has served as a Relationship Manager with the Principal Financial Group, as well as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with two independent firms.
Joe has a B.S in Business Management from the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Barsema College of Business, and holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses, as well as the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist’ (CRPS®) designation from the College for Financial Planning. He resides in Downers Grove
Mr. Ossey is a registered representative of Ascensus Broker Dealer Services LLC, 877-529-2980, 95 Wells Ave, Newton MA (member FINRA/SIPC) and is not employed by the State of Illinois.
1Finding the Links between Retirement, Stress, and Health, 2016
2AARP Access to Workplace Retirement Plans by Race and Ethnicity Fact Sheet, based on EBRI research.