Q1 2022 Newsletter: Fiduciary Plan Governance Edition

January 10, 2022

The workforce is changing as we know it, and efforts like DEI, sustainable ESG investing and proactive preparation for DOL audits can help employers like you keep up with this transformative period. As you look for new ways to refresh your retirement plan in the new year, consider the trending opportunities outlined in the Q1 […]


Video – Get to Know Your Retirement Plan Committee

December 6, 2021

If you think you’re alone in managing your 401(k) plan, think again! A Retirement Plan Committee is a dedicated group that manages investment options, oversees retirement plan administration and provides fiduciary oversight and accountability. In this two-minute video, learn who should be on your committee, how to formalize your team, how to oversee your plan […]


Live your Best Life: Now and In Retirement

November 29, 2021

Americans are living longer than ever before. Life expectancy is now at 79 years old, and many employees will need to save enough to live 17+ years in retirement. How financially prepared are your employees to enter into this next stage of life? Saving more today can make a huge difference. Share this questionnaire with your […]


Who’s on Your Retirement Plan Committee?

November 8, 2021

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  Retirement plan committees are super important; they set the direction and priorities of the company’s retirement plan. These actions (or inactions) can have a huge impact on how successful employees are at preparing for retirement. For some plan sponsors, overseeing an organization’s retirement plan can be an overwhelming and taxing exercise. Many companies recognize […]


2022 Contribution Limits

November 5, 2021

The following limits are going up for 2022: Maximum contributions for 401(k), 403(b) and 457 increases to $20,500 The annual additions limit for defined contribution plans increases to $61,000 The annual compensation limit increases to $305,000 The Social Security Wage Base increases to $147,000 Review the full list of contribution limit changes below and share […]


Year End Wrap-Up: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Company’s Retirement Plan

November 1, 2021

With Cycle 3 deadlines fast approaching, now is a great time to review your retirement plan. Measuring your retirement plan’s data provides key information to help increase its competitiveness, which can be extremely helpful in today’s labor market. Benchmarking is a way to determine your retirement plan’s effectiveness. As relevant data is gathered, you can […]


The Tale of Two Economies: Promoting Workplace Benefits in a K-Shaped Economy

October 25, 2021

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there are signs of recovery in the U.S. Millions of vaccines have been administered, businesses and offices are reopening and life is starting to look more like it did pre-pandemic. All this is cause for optimism. Simultaneously, however, there’s abundant evidence that the pandemic has taken a […]


You Can’t Talk About That at Work: Tackling Financial FAQs

October 18, 2021

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  Talking about money is tricky, especially at work. While it may seem too personal for work and easier to avoid the conversation, the effects can have a lasting effect on a company. More and more forward-thinking employers are starting to overcome the stigma that surrounds talking finances at work. They are putting to rest […]


Q4 Newsletter: Strategic Thinking Edition

October 11, 2021

As we begin to say goodbye to 2021, let’s look forward to the new year by addressing employee financial habits after COVID, how a K-shape economy is impacting your workplace and how your retirement plan committee plays an important role in helping employees pursue retirement plan goals. Explore these topics and their implications for employers […]


Video – 20 Questions to Benchmark Your Retirement Plan

September 23, 2021

When was the last time you reviewed your retirement plan – 5 years ago, 3 years ago? If it has been over a year, it may be time to benchmark your retirement plan, but it doesn’t have to be a chore this time around. After your review, you should feel more confident with your plan’s […]

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Participant Infographic – Do You Want to Be Taxed Now or Later? Plan Sponsor Facing Communications

September 6, 2021

Your employees may have questions about one of the first decisions they will need to make – do they want to contribute to a Roth 401(k) or Traditional 401(k)? No matter how you slice it, taxes, income brackets and contribution availability can be confusing, and it is natural for them to need guidance.Our helpful infographic […]

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Blog Article – Why Employers Should Consider Plan Design Updates Before This Important Deadline

August 23, 2021

  For the millions of business owners that offer a workplace retirement plan, the COVID-19 pandemic created many financial difficulties. However, as the economic climate improves, there is an opportunity for employers to refresh their company’s retirement plan. With an important plan document restatement deadline happening in 2022, there’s never been a better time for […]

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