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ERISA 09.22.2021

Retirement Lingo: Scratch The Jargon

Studies find that retirement plan participants crave more clear communication. Jargon is off-putting for everyone—and especially for Generation Z and Millennials. Industry experts conclude that even small changes can increase clarity, understanding and engagement. What…
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Retirement Lingo: Scratch The Jargon
ERISA 09.22.2021

Responsible?

  If you are a plan sponsor, responsible—that’s you. In fact, ERISA law obligates you to be more careful with the retirement assets of your employees than you are with your own money. Irresponsibility—whether or…
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Responsible?
ERISA 09.15.2021

Motivational Messaging: Retirement Savings

How’s participation going in your company-sponsored retirement plan? Amidst all the fiduciary duties involved in providing the plan, it can be easy to lose sight of the end goal—thriving retirement for all. Here are new…
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Motivational Messaging: Retirement Savings
ERISA 09.15.2021

Love the Details!

  That’s what ERISA legal experts advise plan sponsors to do. For example, when you buy a cup of coffee, you know how much you are paying, right? What about the retirement plan fees your…
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Love the Details!
ERISA 09.09.2021

Apathy and Fiduciary Liability?

No retirement plan sponsor sets out to fail in their fiduciary duties. Running a small business can be exhausting, though, with good intentions ending up on the bottom of the to-do list. Pension experts offer…
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Apathy and Fiduciary Liability?
Cyber 09.08.2021

Fiduciary Lawsuits and Small Businesses

Were you diligent in your service provider selection process? Are your retirement plan fees too high? Right now, these are especially critical questions for plan sponsors from small businesses. ERISA litigation is having a “trickle…
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Fiduciary Lawsuits and Small Businesses
Cyber 08.31.2021

Action Steps for Fiduciaries: Cybersecurity

  Observing that the cybersecurity guidance provided this year by the Department of Labor (DOL) is very high level, leaving details somewhat fuzzy, legal experts suggest specific actions for plan fiduciaries. Beware that the DOL…
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Action Steps for Fiduciaries: Cybersecurity
Cyber 08.31.2021

Fraud Control and Retirement Accounts?

In the face of heightened and ongoing security threats, the Society of Professional Asset Managers and Recordkeepers (SPARK) has developed specific recommendations about what plan sponsors can do to prevent retirement account fraud. The suggestions…
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Fraud Control and Retirement Accounts?
Cyber 08.25.2021

Flawed Retirement Plans?

Experts observe that during the pandemic, participants started asking more questions about investment plans and fees, ultimately pointing to flaws that hinder retirement savings to thrive. Now, a swell of new ERISA lawsuits are advancing…
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Flawed Retirement Plans?