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Betterment for Business Coronavirus Update

Learn about the measures we have taken to ensure our team will be available as usual for you and your employees.

Articles by Betterment Editors
By the Editorial Staff Betterment Resource Center Published Mar. 10, 2020
Published Mar. 10, 2020
2 min read

In light of the growing concerns about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, we’d like to make you aware of the steps we have taken to ensure that our team will be available as usual for you and your employees.

  • Operational Continuity: We have always had a flexible work environment at Betterment where employees can work remotely. In addition, we have opened two new offices (Philadelphia and Denver) in the past year which provide additional geographic diversity. In the event that we need to employ a mandatory work from home policy for our team, we are well-equipped to continue with business as usual and have implemented protocols and tools to minimize potential adverse impacts and maintain continuity of our operations.

  • Market Volatility: We know that market volatility can be stressful. Your employees will see a message about market volatility when they log into their account. We encourage you to reinforce that message by directing employees to Betterment articles and remind them that 401(k)s are long-term investments meant for retirement. The best path to long-term investing success is for investors to be sure they are taking the right amount of risk for their goals, saving, and sticking to their plan.

  • Rollover Checks: Effective immediately, all rollover checks should be sent to our lockbox at:

    • If regular mail:
      Betterment 401(k)
      PO Box 208435
      Dallas, TX 75320-8435

    • If overnighting by special courier:
      Lockbox Services 208435
      (include above in Reference Section)
      Betterment 401(k)
      2975 Regent Blvd, Suite 100
      Irving, TX 75063

      Kindly update your internal guidance to provide employees with this information. Checks that are already on their way to our NYC office will be forwarded to the lockbox; however, there may be some short delays as a result.

  • Distributions: As a reminder, termination distributions can be done online, and all other paper distributions should be sent to Betterment via our secure upload site.

We know that this can be a stressful time. If you need anything from us or have any questions, please let us know.

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