Following an investigation by its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the Department of Labor won a settlement for the participants of an employer sponsored retirement plan, arguing that fiduciary breaches, including failure to diversify… Read Moreabout Failure To Diversify: ERISA Violation
For business owners, the days of having a vague notion that cybersecurity requires attention–and hoping “someone” in IT has it covered, are over. Top down and all around action is necessary to protect the… Read Moreabout From Awareness To Action
How well do the actual operations of the company sponsored retirement plan match the procedures spelled out in the plan document? Are the operations also in compliance with what even experts say are “increasingly… Read Moreabout Here’s To A Happy Ending….
The use of plan forfeitures to offset employer contributions has been a longstanding practice of retirement plan fiduciaries. Nonetheless, new lawsuits are now alleging that this widespread practice is a violation of ERISA. Although… Read Moreabout Is It A Violation?
Among the complications for employers sponsoring 401k plans is the handling of deductions when retroactive contributions are made. Now, attorneys caution that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is signaling heightened interest in audits related… Read Moreabout Heightened Interest: IRS Audits
Recognizing that the high cost of living (and student loan debt) makes it hard for workers to save, many employers are trying new strategies to inspire more engagement with company sponsored retirement plans, and… Read Moreabout New Strategies To Help Employees
With a total of over $10 trillion of retirement savings now accumulated in employer sponsored retirement plans, the stakes for safeguarding them are high indeed. The dollars and data require ever better cybersecurity–and ultimately,… Read Moreabout Can The Stakes Get Any Higher?
The federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, (CISA), reminds us that it’s time to take four steps to better protect our businesses. Of course it is especially critical for retirement plan sponsors to guard… Read Moreabout It’s Time: Cybersecurity
The dramatic rise in cybercrime makes it hard to keep up with the various threat tactics in play, and small businesses often suffer the most, since they are without the systems, processes and people… Read Moreabout Small Biz: CEO Role