On our first application, Matthews Benefit Group, Inc., was named a finalist in Training magazine’s Training Top 125. Now in its 12th year, the Training Top 125 is the only report that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital through training and professional development. With 29 employees, Matthews was the smallest company chosen to take its winning place among such corporate giants as Verizon (#1), Farmers Insurance (#2), McDonald’s (#5), the United States Navy (#13), Edward Jones (#15) and Best Buy (#30).
The Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative (30%) and quantitative (70%) factors, including financial investment in employee development/training, the scope of training programs, and how closely such training efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.
In the past year, Matthews has made a significant investment in our staff retirement plan administrators through our Professional Certification program. The leading credentials in our industry are ERPA (Enrolled Retrement Plan Agent) and Enrolled Actuary. Currently, Matthews employs 5 of the 39 ERPA credentialed professionals in Florida enrolled to practice before the IRS as a retirment plan agent. We also have two enrolled actuaries and one enrolled agent, setting the highest standards of professional expertise within our company. Our staff experts vow to provide you with accurate plan administrative services that you can continue to trust.
“One exciting aspect of this certification program is the sense of pride and accomplishment that our plan administrators report as they pass their exams and are able to put the ERPA initials on their business cards. Thanks for joining us in celebrating these accomplishments, “ states Eric Brust, Executive Vice President.
Matthews Benefit Group’s Credentialed Experts:
Mary Bullara, ERPA Eric Brust, Enrolled Actuary
Marty Burke, ERPA Leon Smith, Enrolled Actuary
Kelly Burnett, ERPA Frances Bowser, Enrolled Agent
Deb Nagorka, ERPA
Michelle Wrinkles, ERPA
In 2011, Matthews was successful in obtaining an Incumbent Worker Training Grant from Workforce Florida, Inc. to support our company-wide 2011 Professional Development and Training Initiative. We have incorporated training, supervision and coaching processes into everyday work processes. Each employee has their own professional development plan, embracing their individual accountability to grow into the professional they want to be.