It’s tough to keep up with your obligations and responsibilities as an ExxonMobil employee and make informed decisions about benefit plan choices. That challenge intensifies when you approach retirement, with significant and generally irrevocable decisions. We can help you maximize your benefits while you’re working, and help you through the retirement process and on to a confident retirement.

For more than 25 years, ExxonMobil employees and retirees have relied on Cerity Partners advisors to assist them in wealth management and retirement. Partner Doug Garrison, CFP® is an ExxonMobil retiree, and spent over thirty years in ExxonMobil HR. Our familiarity with ExxonMobil benefits means we understand the details and can assist you in avoiding big mistakes and maximizing the value of your company benefits.

ExxonMobil Savings Plan (EMSP)

For active employees, we can help ensure that your investments are appropriately diversified, considering your risk tolerance, time horizon, and other assets. We can assist in rebalancing your account as appropriate and advise on contribution levels and account destinations.

As you approach retirement, we can help assess whether using low-cost ExxonMobil stock and the tax-benefits of net unrealized appreciation (NUA) makes sense for your plan. Deciding how best to use your after-tax contributions as you take distribution can also be challenging, given the choices you have. And if the bulk of your account is before-tax contributions and earnings, we can establish a rollover IRA for continued tax-deferred earnings.

ExxonMobil Pension Plan (EMPP)

You have choices to make when it’s time to retire. For many, the biggest decision is whether and when to take all or a portion of your EMPP benefit as an annuity or a lump sum. It’s more than just a question of the lump sum interest rate. The year in which you retire can impact your taxable income if part of your benefit is from the Supplemental Pension Plan (SPP) or the Additional Payments Plan (APP). You should also consider the irrevocable nature of choosing an annuity. We work through the alternatives with our ExxonMobil clients, and find a solution that’s most suitable for their circumstances. It’s a big decision—it’s worth a good conversation.

Other Benefits

Do you need or want to continue paying for Group Universal Life (GUL) insurance once you’re retired? We’ll help with that decision.

Disclaimer: Cerity Partners is not endorsed by or affiliated with ExxonMobil Corporation.