iA Financial Group receives an Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) Excellence Award for one of its Financial Education Tools

QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Group Savings and Retirement sector of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (Industrial Alliance or iA Financial Group) was recognized by the Insurance & Financial Communicator's Association (IFCA), an international association working in the insurance and financial services industry, for the quality of one of its financial education tools.

The Successful Steps to a Retirement Rendezvous guide received the IFCA's highest distinction ("Best of Show Award") in the printed materials category. The guide shows members who are approaching retirement four easy steps to learn more about their financial situation at retirement and how to make smart choices. It is written in clear and accessible language, and also offers a simple calculation tool to allow members to get an idea of their potential retirement income.

"The financial education of our group retirement plan members is our primary concern. The Successful Steps to a Retirement Rendezvous guide is a part of our overall education strategy aimed at providing members with tools and support throughout their journey, from enrolment to retirement, and thereafter", stated Renée Laflamme, Vice-President, Group Benefits and Retirement Solutions.

About Group Savings and Retirement
Group Savings and Retirement has been administering pension funds for over 60 years. It offers a wide range of products and services adapted to the needs of savings and retirement plan members. With regional offices across Canada, it is one of the largest group savings and retirement service providers in the country.

About iA Financial Group
Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group offers life and health insurance products, mutual and segregated funds, savings and retirement plans, RRSPs, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgages and car loans and other financial products and services for both individuals and groups. Is is one of the four largest life and health insurance companies in Canada and one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the country. iA Financial Group stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG.


SOURCE Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

For further information: Pierre Picard, Manager, Public Relations, Office: 418-684-5000, ext. 1660, Email: pierre.picard@ia.ca


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