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ERISA 09.26.2020

Who Needs to Save for Retirement?

All of us! Even before the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19, retirement saving for workers in the US was insufficient—and in fact, worsening. For example, data from 2014-2017 shows that only 40% of employers…
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Who Needs to Save for Retirement?
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?
ERISA 09.20.2020

Help for Small Businesses: Employee Retirement Benefit

It’s going to be a busy fall for employee benefit administrators and retirement plan sponsors across the country, as the federal government rolls out guidance and standards related to the SECURE Act. Small business owners…
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Help for Small Businesses: Employee Retirement Benefit
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
ERISA 09.08.2020

IHeart Communications Slammed with ERISA Class Lawsuit

iHeart Communications Inc. is now battling a proposed class action in the Northern District of Texas captained by plan participants and beneficiaries of its 401(k) plan. The plaintiffs of the case claim plan sponsors did…
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IHeart Communications Slammed with ERISA Class Lawsuit
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?
ERISA 09.07.2020

Report: 4,000 Cyber-Attacks a Day Since COVID-19 Pandemic

Top cybersecurity establishments and law enforcement agencies are reporting a staggering 800% escalation in cyber-attacks since the birth of the COVID-19 cessation. Per MonsterCloud, cybercriminals are ramping up their hacking methods as more individuals are working remotely…
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Report: 4,000 Cyber-Attacks a Day Since COVID-19 Pandemic
09.05.2020

Stressed? How COVID-19 is Causing More Stress than Ever for Risk Managers

Stressed? Although many businesses are succeeding with work from home strategies to survive the COVID-19 crisis, their risk managers are experiencing more stress than before. Based on a study in July 2020, The Global Association…
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Stressed? How COVID-19 is Causing More Stress than Ever for Risk Managers