Evaluating Your Fiduciary Process

October 7, 2017

Believe it or not, an efficient retirement plan committee does not happen by chance. The “best practices” your committee upholds form the foundation for a prudent process creating an opportunity for employees to pursue their retirement goals. Companies of any size can benefit from a consistent process and should consider implementing a few of the […]

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September 25, 2017

Retirement plans come in all shapes and sizes: DC Plans, DB Plans, Non-Qual, 401(k), 403(b), 401(a), 457, SEP IRA, Simple IRA, Roth IRA, Cash Balance, HSA… and any other number letter combinations that you can think of. The simple truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all version of a retirement plan; and as a plan […]

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Understanding Corrective Distributions

August 4, 2017

Money Back is Good, Right? Refunds can be great if you are referring to tax returns or money back from an unsatisfied purchase. However, when it comes to your company’s retirement plan, refunds or corrective distributions are red flags indicating a deeper problem. They can be an administrative nightmare for plan sponsors and cause undue […]

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Benchmarking Your Company’s Financial Wellness

June 6, 2017

Financial wellness is more than just a buzzword or a “feel-good” benefit: when effectively implemented, it can be a powerful tool to help employees take control of their financial lives and help your company reach organizational goals. This article will share insights on program partners and workplace benefits, as well as benchmarking tips and strategies […]

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Are Auto Features The Future Of 401(K)?

May 7, 2017

Everything these days seems to be automated from reminders for doctors’ appointments to bill paying, to (something clever). And why not?! Automation is the future, but does this apply to retirement planning as well? Auto-features are gaining traction and participants are more open to them than originally expected. A 2016 survey by American Century found […]

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Benchmarking Your 401(K) Plan: A Once A Year Check-up, Or A Regular Check-in?

April 4, 2017

As humans age, we age with complexity and it’s a priority that we make frequent visits to the doctor. Normally, we all go to the doctor for yearly checkups; checkups can include adjusting of daily supplements like a multivitamin, or even getting regularly checked for signs of cancer or bigger risk health issues. No one […]

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Retirement Plan Costs: Who Pays What and Why?

March 4, 2017

Retirement plans aren’t free.  As a business owner, it’s easy to understand, but what are the real costs? What are we paying for and why?  These are great questions and exactly what we are going to answer.  There are a lot of questions about soft costs, hard billables, revenue sharing agreements, and more.  Let’s breakdown […]

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Evaluating Plan Success

February 20, 2017

Helping prepare your employees for retirement is an awesome responsibility; it takes constancy and prudent oversight. It’s important to remember that evaluating your business’ retirement plan is an ongoing process.  As a best practice, investments should be reviewed annually, if not quarterly. A 2015 survey by PLANSPONSOR® shows that the majority of plan sponsors (91.7%) […]

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2017 The Year Of Financial Wellness

January 7, 2017

As the workplace evolves year after year, we see that quality employee engagement is essential for maintaining a balanced workplace.  Financial wellness has been defined as a state of well-being where an individual has achieved minimal financial stress, established a strong financial foundation, and created an ongoing plan to help reach future financial goals.[i] The […]

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Attracting Talent

December 20, 2016

When employees are unprepared for retirement, what effect does it have on your company’s bottom line? Every healthy society works to take care of its own people; in a corporate environment, this includes ensuring the long-term financial security of employees by implementing a proper financial planning program. However, while nearly every company has such a […]

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Would you like some free money? (Infographic)

November 20, 2016

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What are the effects of financial stress? (Infographic)

October 16, 2016

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