On November 11, 2016, Rosendo Rey Longoria presented to members of SHRM@QU. He is a bi-lingua consultant on tuition financing. He currently works for TIAA-CREF, which is the largest pension company. His goal is for employers to add college saving plans to their benefits packages with no additional costs to the employer. He discussed how this transition can benefit both employers and employees. He went into detail about the 529 college saving plan and others such as UGMA and Education IRA. He discussed each plan and the positives and negatives of each. Mr. Longoria argued since education is such a good investment because of future outcomes, it is important for companies to assist their employees in educational opportunities for their families and even themselves.
We would like to thank Mr. Longoria for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about his experience and share his advice.