As anticipated, the Department of Labor has released its proposed new fiduciary rule, which recommends redefining when “fiduciary status” is triggered for professionals who provide financial advice related to retirement savings. Serious legal challenges are… Read Moreabout Stricter Fiduciary Standards?
Challenge. Change. Conflict. Disruption. Dissatisfaction. With these words playing out in the news every day, no wonder surveys are finding business owners more worried than ever about attracting and retaining talented employees. In fact, fear… Read Moreabout Top Challenges for Business Leaders?
Wisely, given the complexities, it’s common for employers to outsource the services and administration of the company sponsored 401k. Despite these arrangements, however, it’s important for plan sponsors to understand that ERISA responsibilities–and liabilities–can never… Read Moreabout Outsourcing Fiduciary Responsibilities?
One way plan sponsors demonstrate the duty of prudence under the the standards of ERISA law is to regularly benchmark the 401k’s service providers and fees. This can be time consuming, but artificial intelligence is… Read Moreabout AI and The Duty of Prudence?
The disruptions of recent years have underscored the necessity of setting aside emergency savings, and one of the measures in SECURE 2.0 allows employees to do so within the company sponsored retirement plan. Plan sponsors… Read Moreabout Financial Forecast: Rainy Days
As it becomes harder and harder to pay for healthcare, more employers are viewing Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as part of a “holistic retirement savings” strategy for employees. Widespread Challenges It’s not hard to… Read Moreabout Healthcare Savings and Retirement Plans?
Though not always true in life, socking away more money for retirement is very important for most participants in employee sponsored retirement plans, so it comes as good news that the annual contribution limits for… Read Moreabout More Is Better
When seeking to maximize the benefits participants reap from a 401k, it’s easy enough for plan sponsors to identify positive-sounding marketplace innovations. Typically, what’s more difficult is making decisions and implementing changes, given the… Read Moreabout Innovation and the 401k?
Small retirement accounts have been a big problem for a long time, as they tend to become forgotten and contribute to challenges related to missing participants, cash leakage, and, of course, sub-optimal participant outcomes…. Read Moreabout Help for Small Balance Accounts