Stop Retirement Savings Setbacks

June 1, 2021

Stop Retirement Savings Setbacks

The global pandemic has had a staggering effect on the economic lives of millions, driving them to actions that could have long-lasting effects on their retirement savings. Facing unprecedented strain caused by the COVID-19 crisis, individuals who lack adequate emergency savings are turning to retirement plans to address their financial shortfalls. Additionally, hardship withdrawals have […]


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Normalizing Retirement Savings Habits

May 1, 2021

Normalizing Retirement Savings Habits

Indeed, more than three-quarters of employees (77%) say they have been concerned about their financial well-being since the COVID-19 outbreak1 and 82% will rely on their workplace retirement plan as a primary income source in their post-working years. That is, if they can get there — four in five employees expect to continue working for […]


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5 Reasons to Rethink Financial Wellness

April 1, 2021

5 Reasons to Rethink Financial Wellness

Employees are worried about their finances. They worry about them in the evenings, on weekends and during working hours. Plus, with the increased stress caused by the pandemic, it’s no secret your workforce could use some help. More than meets the eye Many employees struggle with cash for emergencies. In a recent 2020 study, they […]


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The Importance of a Retirement Plan Committee & Annual Reviews

March 1, 2021

Retirement plans are complex and have many moving parts; as such, many plan sponsors create retirement plan committees to help keep them running smoothly. They may be called “investment” or “administrative” committees and can range in size. Regardless of the name or number of people involved, the committee’s organization, process and documentation are key to […]


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Think Green: Have You Considered 401(k) e-Disclosures?

February 1, 2021

Anyone who has received stacks of mailed booklets, leaflets or other paper 401(k) disclosure materials might be cheering about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent rule that expands employer options for delivering retirement plan documents online.1 The Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor for Retirement Plans went into effect July 27, 2020 as a “voluntary safe harbor […]


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Video – 4 Actions to Help Reduce Retirement Plan Litigation

January 12, 2021

Your company retirement plan should be a valued benefit, not an open door for lawsuits! How can you reduce your fiduciary liability, protect yourself and your participants? Here are four straightforward actions to take to help reduce plan litigation.


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Annual Retirement Plan Checklist

January 12, 2021

As a plan sponsor, you are responsible for keeping your plan in compliance with government regulations.  One of the important areas of compliance involves the many documents that are part of plan administration. These documents must be in writing and kept at your fingertips in case you need to refer to them. On top of […]


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Three Pillars of Wellness: Mental, Physical, and Financial Guide

January 12, 2021

As the seasons change, employees may need a check-up from their employers to make sure they are in good health! Wellness and self-care during the winter months are especially important. The mental, physical and financial wellness of your employees can directly affect their productivity and the workplace culture. Here is a roundup of action items […]


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News and Information for Employers Q1 2021

January 12, 2021

Does fiduciary plan governance look different in 2021? Our quarterly newsletter touches on fiduciary plan governance topics to help you stay informed on what has changed or requires action this year: The Importance of a retirement plan committee and annual reviews ERISA updates: 5 big changes plan sponsors need to know Think green: e-disclosures Download […]


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ERISA Update: 5 Big Changes Plan Sponsors Need to Know

January 1, 2021

If navigating a worldwide pandemic weren’t enough, the world of employee benefits continues to throw curve balls at employers and plan sponsors who must constantly keep up. Below are 5 big changes that retirement plan decision-makers should know about. 1. How far will retirement savings go All defined contribution (DC) plan benefits to be expressed […]


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Video: Market Volatility We’ve Been Here Before

December 15, 2020

Market downturns are a part of any investing life cycle. Here’s how to help encourage your participants to stay the course while times are challenging.


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Plan Sponsor Guide: Missing Participants End of the Year Clean Up

December 15, 2020

Have your former employees turned into missing participants? Follow these best practices to help clean up your retirement plan by the end of the year >> Download the Guide


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