Many employees, over the course of their careers, bounce fromone job and company to another, sometimes leaving behind retirementaccounts worth thousands of dollars. If the employees haven't beenas diligent as they should have in rolling that money over to theirnew employer's retirement plan, there's now a resource that canhelp retirees locate their unclaimed retirement benefits.

The National Registry of Unclaimed Retirement Benefits is anational public service company, owned by PenChecks, Inc. TheRegistry provides a secure database service designed to supportfiduciaries and custodians holding retirement benefits that havebeen left in the plan, unclaimed by missing former participants, orhave been set up as a Default IRA.

The service is free to use for fiduciaries or the institutionwishing to register the former participant and for the participantthat is trying to locate their unclaimed funds. It is a securewebsite designed to help both employers and former employees.Employers can register names for free of former employees who haveleft money in the plan or who have had a Default IRA established ontheir behalf. Former employees can perform a free, secure search todetermine if they are entitled to any unpaid retirement accountmoney.

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