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Surety Bonds 01.23.2021

$900 Billion Headed To State DOTs

  Transportation revenue has been hit hard during the pandemic—though goods and services must continue to flow. Federally has been apportioned to each state to help. Funding for Critical Work The $900 billion COVID-19 relief…
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$900 Billion Headed To State DOTs
Cyber 01.23.2021

Raising Awareness About Data Privacy  

  Mark your calendar: Data Privacy Day is January 28, 2021. As a matter of fact, go ahead and mark every day on your calendar as a day to respect and safeguard data, especially personally…
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Raising Awareness About Data Privacy  
Cyber 01.20.2021

The Consequences of So Much Connection

   Can you even imagine living, caregiving and working right now without the connectivity that ever more and faster tech makes possible? Alas, with the benefits of new connectivity come increased responsibilities too.  More Connectivity…
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The Consequences of So Much Connection
ERISA 01.20.2021

Blackrock’s 401(k) Plan Heads To Trial

Doubts about whether Blackrock’s 401(k) followed the Plan’s Investment Policy Statement have led to the class action suit. Relatedly, here are three critical questions for retirement plan sponsors. What Is the Investment Policy for Your…
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Blackrock’s 401(k) Plan Heads To Trial
Cyber 01.18.2021

Reducing Financial Stress

When employees are stressed out about their personal finances, a company’s productivity decreases. Employer-sponsored retirement plans are an important part of the solution. Increased Productivity Associated With Retirement Plans Offering a retirement plan takes time…
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Reducing Financial Stress
Surety Bonds 01.18.2021

Collaborative Effort Underway: $1.9 Billion New Jersey Bridge

Federal and state funds are coming together to replace a 110-year-old railroad bridge in New Jersey. The project is part of the estimated $24-$30 billion Gateway infrastructure initiative that is ultimately needed. Vital Connections The…
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Collaborative Effort Underway: $1.9 Billion New Jersey Bridge
Surety Bonds 01.18.2021

Job Possibilities: Yeah, It’s Tax Season!

  Accountants aren’t the only ones busy at tax time. Big and small companies around the country often hire administrative support and tax preparers for the season. Becoming a Tax Preparer Simply put, tax preparers…
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Job Possibilities: Yeah, It’s Tax Season!
Surety Bonds 01.18.2021

The Future of Retail Shopping

Will we ever enjoy shopping inside stores again? Experts say: yes! Here are predictions that entrepreneurs, shoppers—and anyone eager to get out and about—will appreciate.  The Experiential Trend  Good news: experts are predicting that post-pandemic,…
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The Future of Retail Shopping
ERISA 01.15.2021

Steering Forward: Get Your Plan Participants Focused

  Well, 2021 is here. Now what? Your retirement plan participants will appreciate reminders about nuts and bolts—especially considering some of the regulatory shifts made as COVID-19 emerged last year. Participants In Their 70’s?  Whether…
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Steering Forward: Get Your Plan Participants Focused