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The Standard Insurance Company, Named Sponsor at Knowledge Congress' Event on 401(k) Plans on 08/20/09

New York, NY, June 13, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts has announced today that The Standard Insurance Company, a provider of retirement plan services for more than 70 years will be a sponsor at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “The Rocky Road for 401(k) Plans”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for August 20, 2009, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panellists, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

401(k)’s have long been considered as a rock solid way to plan for retirement. In the wake of the recent economic Tsunami, personal wealth has plunged leaving many employees form the executive suite to the mail room scrambling to reassess their 401(k) next egg. Studies have shown that many employees remain uneasy about their investment options and are holding off until the markets stabilize. People are fearful and in some cases angry leading forcing some companies to shutter their 401(k) plans.

The Rocky Road for 401(k) plans Live Webcast will provide benefits, finance executives, and fund manager with a comprehensive update on this topic. A key panel of thought leaders and experts will cover many of the most critical issues surrounding the 401(K) crisis with the goal to help you navigate through the pitfalls in the wake of these turbulent economic times.

About The Standard

The Standard has provided retirement plan services for more than 70 years. Full and recordkeeping-only services are available on a trust platform in all states and a group annuity platform in all states except New York. Products include 401(k), 403(b), profit sharing, money purchase, 457 governmental, defined benefit and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.

In addition, The Standard promotes a participant-centric approach, including Mainspring Managed, our managed account option for plan participants.

For more information on The Standard’s retirement services, visit Or call 1-877-805-1127 for the sales office closest to you.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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