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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Plan Sponsor Guide – Questionnaire: Do You Know the Different Types of Workplace Retirement Plans?

August 16, 2021

Help your employees save with a plan that fits your unique organization! Each type of retirement plan comes with its own set of features and tax advantage strategies for employees and employers.Knowing the different types of workplace retirement plans available is important so you can choose the best one for your organization. There are not […]

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Blog Article – SEPs, MEPs and PEPs — What’s the difference?

August 2, 2021

  Just ask anyone: Uncle Sam and the retirement industry love acronyms. Another was added in December 2020—PEP—which conveniently rhymes with MEP and SEP. The three plan types are 401(k) cousins[1] meaning they share many fundamental similarities, and their main differences relate to the administrative models they use. If you don’t speak fluent tax code […]

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Blog Article – CARES Act Deadlines: What Plan Sponsors Need to Know and Do

July 26, 2021

  Pandemic Relief May Bring Administrative Pain to Plan Administrators The CARES Act gave plan participants quick access to funds during the COVID crisis, although only about 6% of participants took advantage of the options offered.[1] However, as a plan sponsor you must understand your own obligations and how to keep your plan in good […]

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Newsletter – Measurement and Strategic Planning Edition

July 12, 2021

As the first half of the year phases out, it’s time to focus on measuring and begin strategic planning for your retirement plan. There’s a lot of new items on the agenda this year, from the CARES Act rules for repayment of loans to SEPs, MEPs and PEPs. Plan sponsors may have a lot of […]

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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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