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ERISA 01.27.2021

Protecting Retirement Savings

   Ouch! For most workers, early withdrawals from retirement accounts turn out to be very costly, since lost opportunity from market gains is hard to make up. Encourage plan participants to do everything they can…
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Protecting Retirement Savings
ERISA 01.20.2021

Blackrock’s 401(k) Plan Heads To Trial

Doubts about whether Blackrock’s 401(k) followed the Plan’s Investment Policy Statement have led to the class action suit. Relatedly, here are three critical questions for retirement plan sponsors. What Is the Investment Policy for Your…
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Blackrock’s 401(k) Plan Heads To Trial
ERISA 01.15.2021

Steering Forward: Get Your Plan Participants Focused

  Well, 2021 is here. Now what? Your retirement plan participants will appreciate reminders about nuts and bolts—especially considering some of the regulatory shifts made as COVID-19 emerged last year. Participants In Their 70’s?  Whether…
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Steering Forward: Get Your Plan Participants Focused
ERISA 01.13.2021

Retirement Planning: Don’t Forget to Ask “Where?”

Retirement planning commonly revolves around “how much” and “when.” An often overlooked question is “where” and it matters a lot. Assumptions, Dreams, and Realities Typically, retirement planning is rooted in making assumptions about the annual…
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Retirement Planning: Don’t Forget to Ask “Where?”
ERISA 01.07.2021

A Resolution for Plan Sponsors: High Expectations

Mergers and acquisitions are changing the marketplace of 401(k) plan service providers. Plan sponsors are advised to have high expectations. Expect Robust Products and Services Although the mergers and acquisitions among service providers in the…
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A Resolution for Plan Sponsors: High Expectations
ERISA 01.07.2021

Sound Beginnings for Plan Sponsors in 2021

  The turning of the years is an important time for plan sponsors to hit pause and ensure that the policies and operations of their retirement plans are sound. Review Basic Plan Policies and Operations…
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Sound Beginnings for Plan Sponsors in 2021
ERISA 12.23.2020

$28.5 Million Class Settlement in ERISA Case

  The lawsuit, won on behalf of employees of Fidelity Investments is an important reminder to sponsors of retirement plans of all sizes: carefully monitor your chosen service providers. Beware: Breach of Duties As Bloomberg…
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$28.5 Million Class Settlement in ERISA Case
Cyber 12.10.2020

Is Your Retirement Plan Ready for a Data Breach?

Increasingly, business strategies are expanding from cybersecurity basics to the broader approach of cyber resilience. This is important for retirement plans too! Preventing Threats—and Enabling Business Continuity Too No matter how good the cybersecurity controls…
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Is Your Retirement Plan Ready for a Data Breach?
ERISA 12.09.2020

Protecting Your Plan’s Most Vulnerable Participants

Older workers and retired plan beneficiaries will appreciate stepped up communications related to safely accessing their retirement accounts in this digital era.  Identity Fraud: $17 Billion  Increasingly, identity theft—and fraud are impacting more and more…
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Protecting Your Plan’s Most Vulnerable Participants