So far, 2023 has not been a great ride for plan sponsors: litigation and compliance issues are up—and participant confidence in retirement is down. A first quarter analysis points to a variety of challenges… Read Moreabout Ups and Downs?
As the saying goes, perception is everything, and when it comes to employee satisfaction, there’s a widening gap between employer and employee perceptions of well being: according to new survey data, 83% of employers… Read Moreabout Mind The Gaps
As the retirement industry works to digest the massive SECURE 2.0 legislation, more clarity is surfacing about compliance issues and implementation timelines. Not to be lost in the sauce are a variety of optional… Read Moreabout Optional Provisions: SECURE 2.0
Retirement plan sponsors are not only responsible for their own actions—they are obligated to monitor the other fiduciaries of the plan. Failure to monitor can result in being named personally liable in a lawsuit,… Read Moreabout Failure To Monitor Other Fiduciaries
Lawsuits against 401k plan sponsors are continuing at an “unprecedented pace,” with 2022 second only to the flood 2020 brought on. Attorneys point out that despite some modest signs of courtroom optimism for plan… Read Moreabout Making Defendants Look Dumb?
Both the original SECURE Act, passed in 2019, and SECURE 2.0 enacted at the end of 2022, brought changes to the rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs). Experts caution retirement plan sponsors to pay… Read Moreabout Staying Current: RMDs
Automatically enrolling participants in employer sponsored retirement accounts has turned out to be a great step toward ensuring more workers save up. Experts remind plan sponsors to give those who opt out a second… Read Moreabout Second Chance: Why Not?
It’s time to stop pondering the massive SECURE 2.0 legislation that passed at the turn of the new year and start acting on it, say experts. Given that compliance timelines are staggered over the… Read Moreabout Action Items: SECURE 2.0