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ERISA 10.24.2020

401(k) Class Action Suits on The Rise: Protect Yourself and Your Plan

Benefits lawyers are currently experiencing a flood of lawsuits related to 401(k) plans. Plan sponsors need to closely follow ERISA regulations and ensure protection for retirement plans—and themselves. Challenging 401(k) Plan Fees An analysis by…
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401(k) Class Action Suits on The Rise: Protect Yourself and Your Plan
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 10.18.2020

Important Reminders About ERISA Bond Compliance

  With class action suits related to 401(k) plans rising sharply, now is a critical time to check that you are in compliance with ERISA regulations. Importantly, this includes ensuring an ERISA bond that properly…
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Important Reminders About ERISA Bond Compliance
ERISA 10.07.2020

Employers Increasingly Concerned About Employee Finances

  A growing number of employers are concerned about the financial well-being of employees—and employees want more financial guidance. Retirement plan sponsors have a bigger role to play! Overall Financial Well-Being Programs Bank of America’s…
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Employers Increasingly Concerned About Employee Finances
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
ERISA 10.03.2020

Plan Sponsorship Is Serious Business: Take Precautions

If you are in charge of your company’s employee retirement plan, you are entrusted with safeguarding the future of your employees. Exercise every precaution to protect them, the company—and yourself. ERISA Lawsuits Are Common There…
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Plan Sponsorship Is Serious Business: Take Precautions
ERISA 09.26.2020

The Importance of Communicating About Employee Benefit Plans

Employees lack trust in benefit plans. As a business owner—and plan sponsor,  take action to respond to their needs. A great first step: provide more information. What Do Employees Want to Know About Benefit Plans?…
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The Importance of Communicating About Employee Benefit Plans
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?