Empower Retirement Named ‘Best Company to Work for in Colorado’

The metro Denver-based company is recognized for its salaries,
diversity and company performance

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/401k?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#401klt;/agt;–Great-West Financial and its retirement services subsidiary Empower
Retirement have been named the Best Company to Work for in Colorado for
its employee perks, diversity and inclusion and its salaries.

The company was recognized in April by career website Zippia, which
analyzed employer data from all 50 states to determine the best of the
best. It assigned each company a “Zippia Score” based on such factors as
pay and diversity as well as a company’s financial health. Zippia shared
its latest findings with Money
Talks News.com
, a nationally syndicated personal and consumer
finance news series and website. Empower’s total score was 4.9 out of 5.

In 2014, Great-West launched Empower Retirement, its retirement services
division. Today, Empower employs more than 6,200 people with
approximately 2,700 employed in its headquarters in Greenwood Village.
Over the past three years Empower has added approximately 900 employees
to support its growth.

Empower Retirement President and CEO Edmund F. Murphy III said that
growth has allowed the company to reinvest in the business.

“It thrills me that our associates have a great place and space to work
where they can innovate, lead and collaborate,” he said.

In its recognition of the company, Zippia said the nearly 6,000
associates “enjoy perks including casual dress code, paid volunteer
time, flexible schedules and tuition reimbursement.” Associates in the
metro Denver office, Zippia noted, also have access to a free on-site
fitness center and an on-site cafeteria and convenience store.

Among the most important aspects of the recognition was an almost
perfect score for diversity and performance.

Empower’s Diversity and Inclusion Council has five Business
Resource Groups
designed to enhance a culture of inclusion,
engagement and innovation. This year, more than 700 employees are
participating in the groups, bringing their rich cultural and employment
backgrounds to the table to set and monitor company goals and strategies.

Empower also was named a 2018 Top 100 Innovator in Diversity & Inclusion
by Mogul — a global platform for women to share information about
economic opportunities — for celebrating diversity and inclusion
through its Business Resource Groups, its mentorship and its flexible
work-life balance for all of its employees.

“Our company values begin with our associates,” said Suzanne Sanchez,
Empower Retirement Chief Human Resources Officer. “We strive to do the
right thing, to lead and to collaborate. We know that more than nine
million people trust us to help them with their retirement. Our Business
Resources Groups are vital in creating a welcoming workplace and helping
us understand the communities we serve.

“I am so proud of our employees. I think of them as everyday heroes who
have embraced our mission of helping people pursue the futures they
want.”

About Empower Retirement

Headquartered in metro Denver, Empower Retirement administers $610
billion in assets for more than 9 million retirement plan participants.
It is the nation’s second-largest retirement plan record keeper by total
participants (Pensions & Investments, April 2019). Empower
serves all segments of the employer-sponsored retirement plan market:
government 457 plans; small, midsize and large corporate 401(k) clients;
non-profit 403 (b) entities; private-label recordkeeping clients; and
Individual Retirement Account customers. For more information please
visit www.Empower-retirement.com.

Learn More:

To learn more about how we’re empowering plan sponsors and their
participants to be more engaged in their retirement plans than ever
before, call us at 800-719-9914.

Great-West Financial®, Empower Retirement and Great-West
InvestmentsTM are the marketing names of Great-West Life &
Annuity Insurance Company, Corporate Headquarters: Greenwood Village,
CO; Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York, Home
Office: New York, NY, and their subsidiaries and affiliates, including
registered investment advisers Advised Assets Group, LLC and Great-West
Capital Management, LLC. Putnam is affiliated with GWL&A and GWL&A of NY
and their subsidiaries and affiliates. JP Morgan Retirement Plan
Services is not affiliated with GWL&A, GWL&A of NY or their subsidiaries
and affiliates.

Contacts

Media Contacts:
Stephen Gawlik – 303.737.0899 (office),
617.417.4408 (cell)
Monica Mendoza – 303.737.2626 (office),
719.373.2460 (cell)

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