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ERISA 10.18.2020

Going Beyond Passwords for Protection!

  The pandemic has led to an accelerated transformation in the business world. Yet, identity protection continues to rely mostly on passwords. With the cost of identity fraud rising, what does the future hold? Steering…
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Going Beyond Passwords for Protection!
ERISA 10.04.2020

Part-Time Employees Can Now Contribute to Pension Plans

It’s hard to believe but January 2021 is right around the corner! For plan sponsors, that means now is the time to make way for part-time employees to participate in 401(k) plans. Comply With the…
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Part-Time Employees Can Now Contribute to Pension Plans
ERISA 10.04.2020

Understanding Retirement Savings: Lifetime Income Illustrations

Chances are good that your company’s employees need to save more toward retirement. This is true across the country. New lifetime income disclosures mandated by the SECURE Act, aim to educate employees—and motivate them to…
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Understanding Retirement Savings: Lifetime Income Illustrations
Cyber 09.26.2020

Identify Theft—Are Your Benefit and Retirement Plans Safe?

Identity theft has been on the rise—and that means plan sponsors have to up their cybersecurity efforts. According to AARP: Identity theft occurs when someone obtains someone else’s personal information, such as a Social Security…
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Identify Theft—Are Your Benefit and Retirement Plans Safe?
Cyber 09.19.2020

Cyber Liability Insurance for Small Businesses

Equifax! JP Morgan Chase! Capital One! Adobe…! Large companies, including these, are responsible for the massive security breaches of the past decade—impacting the personal data of hundreds of millions of customers. These stories make the…
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Cyber Liability Insurance for Small Businesses
ERISA 09.17.2020

Changes Impacting ERISA Are Coming

Across the country, retirement plan sponsors are in “wait and see mode” as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) works to rapidly rolling out proposed new regulations. Many of the efforts are intended to respond…
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Changes Impacting ERISA Are Coming
Cyber 09.08.2020

Morgan Stanley Faces Data Breach Lawsuit

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a multinational investment bank and financial services giant, is being sued by former and current clients for allegedly failing to make sure account numbers, social security details, and other personal information…
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Morgan Stanley Faces Data Breach Lawsuit
Cyber 09.08.2020

COVID-19’s Effect on the Data Breach Terrain

The coronavirus pandemic is compelling businesses across all industries to incorporate new and improved cybersecurity measures into their daily activities. A three-month examination from Teiss, a cybersecurity hub, reports that new threats are emerging faster…
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COVID-19’s Effect on the Data Breach Terrain
Cyber 09.07.2020

What are Common Cyber-Threats?

A cyber-attack is a digital assault by cyber-criminals using a technical device to sneak through private records on a single computer, multiple computers, or computer networks. Cyber-attacks can swiftly disable computers, swipe essential data, or hijack a…
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What are Common Cyber-Threats?