Q4 2020 Lift Retirement Newsletter

December 15, 2020

With 2021 approaching fast, it is time to start thinking about end-of-year initiatives to thrive in the “new normal” and keep your company’s retirement plan on track. Check out our Q4 2020 Lift Retirement Newsletter >> Download the Newsletter

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Why It’s Important to Review, Refresh and Revise Retirement Plan Documents

December 1, 2020

You likely recognize the importance of seeing your doctor for an annual physical to keep your health in tip-top shape, or taking your car in for routine maintenance to keep it running like new. But what about checking the health of your retirement plan? When is the last time you reviewed your retirement committee charter, […]

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Tracking Down Your Missing Participants

November 1, 2020

If you have terminated participants with balances in your 401(k) plan, some of whom you can’t locate, you’re not alone; missing participants are an industry-wide problem. What is a missing participant? A missing participant is a former employee who has left funds in a qualified retirement plan (ex. 401(k) plan) at their former employer but […]

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Staying the Course Through Volatile Markets

October 1, 2020

Turbulent times can bring turbulent markets. Many factors cause chaotic swings in the investing world including housing bubbles, political elections, international instability, and as we have seen recently, a global health pandemic. Despite the financial queasiness this can have, experts consistently have one piece of advice for investors: stay calm and stay the course. Maintaining […]

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4 Qualified Plan Tax Advantages for Employers

September 1, 2020

By choosing to offer your employees a 401(k) plan, you’re sending a powerful message — that you’re invested in their future and committed to helping them work towards financial security in their retirement. As a business owner, you can also benefit from setting up a retirement savings plan. Not only does it provide you with […]

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Pros and Cons of Taking Coronavirus-Related Distributions from Retirement Savings

August 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly shaken our economy to the core. Many businesses have struggled to keep their doors open which has caused unemployment claims to soar. Record unemployment, coupled with a U.S. society that has an average household savings account of about $8,800[1], has many people looking to their retirement savings as a “piggy […]

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5 Ways Total Rewards Can Help Recruit Top Talent

July 1, 2020

A good total rewards program helps you attract and retain the best possible talent for your organization. Add a great workplace culture and environment and you could be on your way to becoming an employer of choice among job-seekers. What is a total rewards program? A total rewards program is adopted by a company that […]

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5 Steps to Create a Financial Wellness Program

June 1, 2020

In today’s economy, Americans are worried about their finances, and it spills over into every aspect of their lives, even their work. Let’s look at this for a minute and you’ll see why having a financial wellness program for your employees is a good thing. Why Have a Financial Wellness Program for Your Employees? A […]

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The Link Between Employee Productivity, Health, and Financial Stress

May 1, 2020

If you think financial wellness programs are a fad, think again. The industry consensus is that financial wellness not only produces results for employees, but it positively influences company bottom lines. That’s good news for a number of reasons, especially for the juggernaut of financial stress in the workplace. A recent study found that nearly […]

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Four Ways to Help Reduce Financial Stress for Your Employees

April 1, 2020

Employee financial stress is a hot topic. So much so, that nearly 60% of employees cite finances as their primary stressor. [1] Their financial worries surpass other top stressors, and it’s impacting their job performance. Research shows financially stressed employees are less productive and more distracted at work. They also have higher rates of absenteeism […]

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Managing Risk: Do’s and Don’ts for Your Company’s Retirement Plan Committee

March 1, 2020

Scan the business news and you will likely find an article detailing the latest 401(k) litigation against a company accused of a fiduciary breach. The litigious trend started with corporate behemoths but has been trickling down to small and mid-size plans. Adding to this, a survey found that 43% of company fiduciaries don’t actually think […]

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10 Steps to Help You Handle a DOL Investigation

February 1, 2020

Hot breath, fear, sweaty palms – You’ve received a request from the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to provide documents about your retirement plan. You are being investigated. Your first thought may be, how did this happen? Why does the DOL care about my company’s retirement plan? Whether it was a complaint from a plan participant, […]

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