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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Lawsuits Over the Years and What it Means for Plan Sponsors Formation of Lawsuit Trends The barrage of excessive fee lawsuits filed in 2006 started a trend that continues to this day. At first, plan sponsors saw early signs of success...

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Our 401(k) Investments are on the Watchlist. Now What? Approach, review, document, and decide As a member of your company’s retirement plan committee, if you have recently been informed that one or more of your company’s...

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Automatic Features to Help Boost Participation and Savings Rates The use of auto features in 401(k) plans has continued to climb in popularity over the past decade. In fact, auto features such as automatic enrollment and auto...

 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

How to Think About Financial Wellness ROI If you want to sell your C-suite on paying for an employee financial wellness program, you’ll probably hear this question from your CFO: What’s the ROI? It’s natural for a...

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Should You Include ESG Funds in Your Retirement Plan? Maybe, Maybe Not. ESG, or environmental, social and governance funds, can be appealing to many investors, including millennials. These funds may be viewed as a proactive way to...

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

You may have heard about a “cash balance plan” and wondered whether it would be something advantageous for your business. A cash balance plan operates differently from other types of traditional retirement plans in that it...

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Share Class ABCs: Choose Wisely Choosing mutual funds for your retirement plan’s investment lineup can feel like wading through a sea of alphabet soup. Fund companies typically offer multiple share classes, each sporting its own...

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Four Tips to Boost Your Employees’ Retirement Outlook As many employees look ahead to retirement, 47% of workers feel somewhat confident that they’ll have enough money saved to retire on time and then live comfortably.1...

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Risky Business: Why Plan Governance Matters Participant-driven lawsuits are on the rise, and employers are facing heightened scrutiny of the way they manage their retirement plans. In today’s continually-evolving regulatory and...

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hacked! Is Your Retirement Plan at Risk for a Cyber Attack? Cyber-crime is on the rise worldwide. As a result, growing numbers of organizations are taking critical steps to protect their valuable electronic data from hackers and other...

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Plan Sponsor Guide: Understanding 401(k) Loans The recent enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) makes changes to 401(k) loan repayment options, which should prompt plan sponsors and plan administrators to re-evaluate...

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The DOL Fiduciary Rule is dead, but you're still a fiduciary The DOL Rule is Dead On June 21, 2018 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Conflict of Interest...

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

For the majority of future retirees, medical expenses pose significant risk to any retirement plan, and they are only projected to rise. Medical cost estimates for couples throughout their full retirement, assuming both partners are 65...

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Marathon for Everyone Recently, I went to cheer on a friend running in her first marathon. The excitement of watching thousands of people accomplish such an amazing goal was an experience like no other. I waited at the last bend...

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Locating missing plan participants can be a headache for any employer, but simply ignoring them is not an effective solution. Regulatory agencies in previous years have published guidance on this topic relating to missing...

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

401K REFUNDS: NOT AS GOOD AS THEY SOUND With tax season fresh on our minds, many hear the word refund and begin running down their imagery wish list of ways to spend this extra money. However, when it comes to 401(k) refunds, or...

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Should we have a retirement plan committee? If you are an employer or employee who has decision-making authority over your company’s retirement plan, there is a strong chance that you are a 401(k) plan fiduciary. You have a legal...

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Benchmarking is a retirement plan best practice that allows plan sponsors the opportunity to “take a peak under the hood” of their 401(k). The process allows you to compare your plan to similar plans, measuring key metrics...

 

Sunday, June 24, 2018