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ERISA 06.10.2021

The Cost of Hidden Fees

A new study has revealed that the majority of 401k plan participants in small businesses are paying hidden fees. The impact to retirement savings is significant. Regulatory efforts have been stepped up. Here is what…
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The Cost of Hidden Fees
Cyber 06.10.2021

Cyber Theft and Retirement Accounts

As cyber theft from retirement accounts rises, plan sponsors need to act on the guidance issued this spring by the Employment Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). Importantly, this includes communicating with plan participants about protecting their…
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Cyber Theft and Retirement Accounts
ERISA 05.26.2021

Audit Alert: Are You Ready?

When plan participants make complaints, take them seriously from the beginning. In addition to the threat of an ERISA lawsuit, you could also find yourself getting a call from the Department of Labor (DOL) to…
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Audit Alert: Are You Ready?
ERISA 05.25.2021

Commit To Portability

  As the employment disruptions set in motion by the pandemic continue for businesses and their workers, it’s an important time for plan sponsors to facilitate the portability of retirement accounts between companies. Job path…
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Commit To Portability
Cyber 05.24.2021

Stay Open: Protection Is Available

The majority of small business owners significantly underestimate digital security risks, and are therefore unprepared and unprotected for data breaches. The results are costly—and devastating. Here’s what you need to know to protect your business—and…
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Stay Open: Protection Is Available
ERISA 05.24.2021

Retirement Plan Fees?

As a retirement plan sponsor, you have a fiduciary responsibility to make sure that the plan fees are reasonable. In addition to the fact that it is in the best interest of everyone to avoid…
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Retirement Plan Fees?
ERISA 05.19.2021

Retirement Plans and Cybersecurity: Ongoing Threats

Among the many dangers of big, headline making cyber attacks is distraction. At the moment, for example, while we are all busy wondering about the availability of gas, what ransomware can do, and so on,…
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Retirement Plans and Cybersecurity: Ongoing Threats
ERISA 05.19.2021

New Opps for Cyber Criminals

Opening up the office? Woohoo! Congrats! An actual coffee break with colleagues has never been sweeter, right? Whose birthday needs a cake? Just remember, re-opening creates new opportunities for cyber criminals too. They’re ready—are you?…
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New Opps for Cyber Criminals
ERISA 05.11.2021

Even Allegations Are Costly

As a record number of new ERISA class actions were filed in the past year, smaller retirement plans are increasingly impacted. Since even the allegation of an ERISA breach can be very costly, small businesses…
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Even Allegations Are Costly