ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Newport Group, a national provider of retirement and executive benefit plans, today announced the release of the all-new plandestination.com. The site, which allows participants in Newport plans to manage their retirement and executive benefit accounts, has been completely re-envisioned in terms of both the user experience and the technology which supports it.
“Now, Newport is staying at the forefront of technology in our industry by introducing a more modern, compelling user experience and more flexible technology supporting it — as well as anticipating and planning for future online innovations.”
“This is one of the most exciting and significant initiatives in Newport’s 30-year history,” said Bryant Kirk, Newport Chief Operating Officer. “This new site will help participants in Newport plans to better understand their entire financial picture, both the big picture and the details, and to stay on track to meet their goals. This will in turn help meet the plan sponsor goal of participants becoming more engaged in their benefit plan. The site itself is designed to focus on outcomes — specifically employees being able to make informed decisions and plan for the long term.”
The site’s fresh, modern design emphasizes ease of use and highlights information and action, with financial data rendered visually to enhance understanding. Intuitive and intelligent navigation, personalized to the user, puts all account details within easy reach. Participants can quickly see a snapshot of their financial progress and view their performance in the context of their plan. And with web access increasingly moving to mobile devices, the site is optimized for use on tablets and smartphones, which means that users can access their retirement and benefit account details anywhere.
Finally, the site’s design allows for alternate color choices by companies sponsoring a Newport plan, to help better align the experience with their individual brands. With these and other innovations in mind, the technology platform supporting the site has been redesigned as well, so that it can accommodate and incorporate new technology and security features as they are developed. Kirk pointed out that this will allow Newport to adapt the site to future changes in financial services technology and customer expectations.
“When we first launched plandestination, it was a leading-edge site in terms of design and function, and the awards it has won each year speak to its continued relevance and usefulness to our clients and their employees,” Kirk said. “Now, Newport is staying at the forefront of technology in our industry by introducing a more modern, compelling user experience and more flexible technology supporting it — as well as anticipating and planning for future online innovations.”
A video preview of the new site can be viewed here.
About The Newport Group
Founded in 1984, The Newport Group is a leading retirement services firm — specializing in the creative design and administration of retirement and executive benefit plans. Through its innovative and customized solutions, Newport is uniquely positioned to satisfy the distinct financial needs of employers and employees, and has done so for hundreds of the country’s largest and best-known companies.
Newport is headquartered in Heathrow (Orlando) FL, with service centers in Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, Greensboro, NC, La Crosse, WI, Los Angeles, CA, Orlando, FL, Richmond, VA, and St. Petersburg, FL. Newport also has offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, New York, NY, San Francisco, and St. Louis, MO. For more information, visit www.newportgroup.com.