Press Release, April 11, 2016, Planning for Retirement

Last Updated: April 11, 2016

Date: April 11, 2016
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Commissioner Nickel Reminds Consumers to Plan for Their Retirement

April 11-15 is National Retirement Planning Week

Madison, WI—Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel reminds Wisconsinites of the importance of planning for their retirement.

"The most important step you can take towards your retirement is planning for it," stated Insurance Commissioner Nickel. "Insurance and financial professionals can help you through the planning process. During National Retirement Planning Week, you can also visit for help on jump starting your planning."

The Office of Commissioner of Insurance has a number of helpful resources available for consumers including:

  • Several consumer publications on annuities and life insurance contracts including Understanding Annuities, a helpful consumer guide that explains annuity contracts.
  • An agent look​-up feature​ that will allow you to find licensed insurance agents that sell insurance products.
  • Many consumer publications for retirees that can help with issues like Medicare, and long-term care.

Planning for your retirement may seem like a daunting task, but a few simple steps may start you down the right path. It is never too late or too early to begin planning. For more information on National Retirement Planning Week, visit www.retireonyourter​

Created by the Legislature in 1870, Wisconsin's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) was vested with broad powers to ensure that the insurance industry responsibly and adequately met the insurance needs of Wisconsin citizens. Today, OCI's mission is to lead the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs.