Georgia Chamber Launches New 401K Plan, Partners with Transamerica and Gallagher

Walt Farrell

Published January 12, 2021

Press Release

The Georgia Chamber, in partnership with Transamerica and Gallagher, announce the launch of the Retirement Plan EXCHANGE®. This new 401K program offers small business a wide range of retirement management services and compliments the Chamber’s popular SMART Health Insurance Plan offered through Anthem.

“In 2020, we doubled participation in the SMART Health Insurance program, reaching tens of thousands of enrolled members,” said Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber. “We saw that as an indicator that affordable benefit options were a need for our business community and worked with Transamerica and Gallagher to launch this exciting new 401K program.”

The Retirement Plan EXCHANGE® targets small businesses with cost-effective retirement management solutions including administrative offload, simplified payroll contribution processing, loan and distribution support, time savings, fiduciary risk management and more. Members of the plan have access to a range of experts such as a plan administrator, recordkeeper, financial advisory, third party administrator, investment manager and an auditor, among others.

“We are proud to partner with the Chamber in offering a cost-effective retirement option to small businesses across the state,” said Danny Kling, Divisional Vice President of Transamerica. “This plan delivers all the benefits of a corporate retirement plan at an affordable rate that small businesses can easily manage.”

Christian Lauter, Area Vice President of Gallagher, added, “This partnership comes at a time when businesses need cost-conscious solutions for economic recovery and future growth. Gallagher seeks out ways to partner in providing essential employee benefits and we look forward to serving Georgia’s business community with this exchange.”

For more information on the Retirement Plan Exchange, please visit or contact Mary Claire Nay with the Georgia Chamber at

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