How Does It Work?
There are literally tens of
thousands of cases of employees who were once participants in an employer
sponsored retirement plan (i.e. 401(K) Plan, Profit Sharing Plan) that have
since left their jobs but neglected to take their retirement money with them.
In all cases this retirement plan money is a protected benefit and thus must be
held by the employer until the former employee claims the funds. In most cases,
employers can no longer locate these former employees in order to pay them out.
The National Registry matches up former employees who, through a
search, determine that they have unclaimed retirement funds listed in our
database with the company that
Searches are performed using a Social Security Number only – we do
not ask for any additional information. The website and database are designed
this way intentionally so that you can feel safe about performing a search. To
learn more about why it is safe to search with a Social Security Number only,