02 Feb Steel Branding’s Strong Education Client List Provides Unique Insights, Shaping Robust Employee Benefit Package
AUSTIN, Texas (February 2, 2015) — Steel Branding, a communications firm focused on marketing to the family, is proud to announce that it is now offering a 529 college savings plan. With a strong client roster of education clients, Steel has unique insights into the rising costs of college tuition and the demand for additional savings programs. This type of savings plan offers full-time employees additional tax advantages, flexibility and control in college savings to be used for future qualified education expenses.
When staff members are hired by Steel Branding, they join a strong, thriving family organization that highly values their expertise and commitment. “Our employees and their families are very important to Steel,” said Kirsten Cutshall, Steel Branding President. “We are constantly listening to our employees about what’s important to them and responding by providing tangible benefits they value. This benefit allows our employees the ability to plan for their future as well as for the people who are important to them – such as children, grandchildren or even nieces and nephews.”
According to the Society for Human Resource Management, offering a 529 plan is a unique benefit which shows an organization’s commitment to their employees’ financial health, and builds a strong, loyal relationship with them. Steel Branding already offers employees a robust benefit package including 401K plan with a three percent match, full health care benefits, an average of 15 days of paid holiday time-off and a flexible work environment. Steel Branding also offers two months paid maternity leave, with an optional one month unpaid.
Steel Branding has a unique insight to the importance of providing students with affordable tuition and opportunities, as they work with several education clients such as Texas Education Agency, San Jacinto College, St. Theresa’s, Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin and Concordia University. With estimated costs for public universities in 2030 at about $200,000, and private colleges at $400,000, saving for tuition is a growing concern for many families.
“Saving money for college is something we all want to do, and this makes it easy,” said Brendan Pheasant, Financial Representative at Modern Woodmen of America. “By doing it through the workplace we are able to do away with up front loads and account maintenance fees to make sure even small savers are maximizing their mileage out of the plan.”
About Steel Branding:
Steel Branding specializes in marketing to families. Based in Austin, Texas, Steel is a collective of national creative, marketing and technical talent that is dedicated to helping its clients rise above the noise and succeed in the marketplace. Rather than merely focusing on a capability, market or tactic, Steel uses Adthropology™ to gain insight into the social dynamics and habits unique to today’s busy family. Steel helps integrate brands into the modern family in a way that will drive spectacular growth. To learn more, visit SteelBranding.com.