Internet-based Services: The Providers have extensive services to participants available via the internet. These services range from basic information about the company, one’s account, and investment data to access to web-based seminars on topics relating to retirement planning (so called “web-inars”).
Planning and Investment Tools: The Providers offer a wide range of retirement/financial planning and investment “tools” for their customers. These tools range from computer-based income projection and modeling, to systems-based investment advice. The services are provided either in person with a company representative or in “do it yourself” mode, on-line.